I once saw the Thrills support Lowgold (remember them?) and they went on to totally blow the more acclaimed act out of the water (pacific of course). This was 2001 when the young band were unburdened by expectations. Fast-forward to today and the Thrills are adored and lampooned in equal doses back home in Dublin. Conor Deasy does himself no favours at all with his stateside drawl, coming in just behind Glen Hansard in the embarrassing between song banter stakes. Try concentrating purely on the music though and it’s hard not to fall for the bands sunny harmonies and sucrose melodies. I remember playing the ‘Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)’ EP to death, not so much for the title track but ‘Your Love Is Like Las Vegas’ which encapsulated the bands early flights of inspiration. It’s short, sweet and packs an almighty punch; a genuine dinger of a tune. The Thrills have just finished recording their third album in Vancouver. KD
The Thrills – Your Love Is Like Las Vegas
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