Nothing seems to phase this London foursome. Since they formed in 2012, the blues busting boys have taken everything in their stride. The band were started by vocalist Louis James, son of the late Nicky James, a singer with connections to both the Moody Blues and Led Zeppelin. He’s joined by guitarist Jack Fawdry, bassist Aaron Plows and drummer Steve Corrigan. What they’ve done is take influences from Queens Of The Stone Age, Jack White, Zeppelin and Rival Sons, injecting this with their own priapic inclinations.
In the last couple of years, the Thrills live reputation has grown at a breathless pace. The band opened for Europe on their ‘War Of Kings’ European tour (personally invited by Joey Tempest), supporting the Scorpions in France and playing around the UK with Crobot. And last year, they showed fans at Ramblin’ Man what they could do with a stunning set on the Rising Stage.
In 2014, the band put out their self-titled, debut album, and a year later released the EP ‘Sweetheart Of The Slums’. This followed on from the EP ‘Growing Young’, which first brought them to people’s attention when issued in 2013.
In many respects, the band’s name sums up what they’re about. The riffing is earthy and gripping, while the vocals are exhilarating. And at a time when it seems the blues genre is enjoying a massive resurgence, Dirty Thrills are undoubtedly among the best young passion platoons around.
‘Rock N Roll’, ‘No Resolve’, ‘Hour Glass’
Their Finest Hour
‘Dirty Thrills’ 2014
Thrilling sight of the band at last year’s Ramblin’ Man.