Chorley-based six piece ‘Then Thickens’ are now sharing the beautifully weird video for their new single ‘Tiny Legs‘. The video features film and TV star Joe Gilgun (This Is England, Misfits, Ripper Street) and the single is released digitally on 21st April via Hatch Records. The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Death Cap At Anglezarke’
The band will now be joining Nine Black Alps on their headline UK tour before stopping off on shows with God Damn, Post War Glamour Girls and an appearance at Live at Leeds festival in May.
Those with keen observational powers may remember front man Jon-Lee Martin from the vaguely terrifying masked noise-mob KONG who released their one and only album ‘Snake Magnet’ in 2009 on Brew Records. Originally starting life as a home studio project from Martin, after some encouragement from close friend Jorma Vik from The Bronx a series of lo-fi recordings appeared online, which proved to be a prototype for the current Then Thickens incarnation. Now years later and with a full band behind him, which includes former Rolo Tomassi member Joseph Thorpe on bass, Then Thickens are now ready to take things further and in a very different direction to previous outifts with their blend of lo-fi slacker pop and college rock.
Following support slots with Biffy Clyro (whose Simon Neil recently praised the band’s “Dirge-y pop music” in NME) and Mariachi El Bronx, the sextet will be hitting the road hard in 2014 with more tour dates and festival appearances to be announced.
‘Tiny Legs’ is released digitally on 21st April 2014 via Hatch Records.
13/3/14 – Night & Day, Manchester (headline show)
02/4/14 – The Old Blue Last, London (w/ Post War Glamour Girls)
04/4/14 – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes (w/ God Damn)
24/4/14 – Live Rooms, Chester (w/ Nine Black Alps)
25/4/14 – The Underground, Stoke (w/ Nine Black Alps)
26/4/14 – The Hop, Wakefield (w/ Nine Black Alps)
02/5/14 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (w/ Nine Black Alps)
03/5/14 – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
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