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Thoughtless Cruelty

by Thank

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Mother Gerald
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Mother Gerald Saw these guys in Nottingham supporting mclusky and just had to get there stuff. Epic show and amazing material. Keep it up. Favorite track: Dread.
KENNY CHARLTON!
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KENNY CHARLTON! just got of the phone with the band and
they told me that thank actually started as a a Catholic youth group band touring primary to intermediate schools throughout west yorkshire.
thank was actually a statement of gratitude to their lord and every song was intially a prayer, but with Freddie's fall from grace in 2015 the band took a hard left turn in direction and lyrical content.
but don't ask them about it, they'll just deny it Favorite track: Good Boy.
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Darknight Sensational post punk influenced by The Fall and this album is Sensational, this band is absolutely Sensational, I think I've said Sensational too many times but this band are just unbelievable!! To quote ' There's never been a good band from Leeds'...... there is NOW!!!!!!! Favorite track: Dread.
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1.
From Heaven 05:21
Is this a punishment? Are you trying to tell me something? Is there a lesson here? 'Cause the lesson's lost on me At the moment of death My power comes from Heaven We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture I consider myself to be a powerful man Computer: find all occurrences of the word "glory" The whole history of sin, and man, and God, and love
2.
Good Boy 02:51
My life got so much simpler when I made the wise decision To only consume art which parts me on the back for being A good boy, a good boy, I feel like such a good one I only paid attention when the causes were convenient My life got so much simpler when I made the wise decision To never learn the difference between good and ineffectual A good boy, a good boy, I feel like such a good one I simply cannot choose between them, both sides are so rowdy My life got so much simpler when I washed my hands with water The baying crowds could simply not be held back any longer A good boy, a good boy, I feel like such a good one The people want what they want, and I can't be held to account My life got so much simpler when I made the wise decision To only consume art which seeks to reinforce my place as A good boy, a good boy, I feel like such a good one I only paid attention when the causes were convenient
3.
Punching Bag 02:21
Tonight Matthew, I am nothing, and I'm okay with that Tonight Matthew, I will shit in my own hands and clap Tonight Matthew, I will be your fucking punching bag Then write down how I feel so all your fucking friends can have a fucking laugh It sounded so appealing You called me up to say not even God could know what the man would do next I called you back to say not even I knew what my body would do next You called me up to say not even God could know what the man would do next You called me up, and now I know what I know now, I know what I know now And all I have to say is It sounded so appealing
4.
I got your letter, I got her letters I wrote you back, I never wrote her back Browbeaten I hope this summer never ends, please call me "fuck" in front of my friends Pork is sweet and sour, chimera Paris is less, more Browbeaten, again
5.
Dread 03:53
The letting agent promised there were no ghosts in this house But it smells of smoke, and tar, and grilled sausage, and wet boots So the dogs were going mad last night I will perceive the smoke, the sulphur, and the filth, the rotting things I will hear the wailing, shrieking, all the blasphemies and cries But look on the bright side Think of all the art that's sure to be inspired by this dread You know, there's never been a good band from London The letting agent promised there were no ghosts in this house He said that not one previous tenant had complained of feeling dread In fact, he didn't even know the meaning of the word But the rent was 17% below the market rate The letting agent promised there were no ghosts in this house He said that not one previous occupant had ever ended up being dead And just look on the bright side Think of all the art that's sure to be inspired by this dread You know, there's never been a good band from London And there's never been a good band below the age of 25 There's never been a good band from Leeds In fact, there's never been a good band that's ever been alive There's never been a good band Dread
6.
I bet you think that pretty clever, don't you? We are all in breach of a social contract Better lawyer up Just say the word and I'll be your doormat I'll be your doormat, I'll be your... When I was just a little lad My mum taught me the way to solve a disagreement is compromise So I applied that logic to my whole worldview And that's why I grew up to be a simpleton All the worst people you know are now friends with each other
7.
Very Cool 03:45
The first way to be humble, lower thyself, obedience The second is more perfect than the first Third is the most perfect, to be regarded as a useless fool But always, most importantly, you seem very cool Cool What's good about this? Why is this good? Cool
8.
I am extremely handsome and alluring And I will face God as I walk backwards into Hell I am electrocuting my own muscles to force myself to dab And I will face God as I walk backwards into Hell People so nice you can't believe it People so mean you can't believe it Take a deep breath, ready to relive it Grinding your teeth, you can really feel it Plausible deniability Gone, the love is gone However you frame it, the love is gone Bang, the dirt is gone And look what it did to the penny
9.
No Funeral 05:02
We've all done things that we're horrified by Roll up, roll up, get your closure from me On the day that I die, in the autopsy They'll find a whole host of things that were wrong with me No funeral Who put the "jerk" in "tearjerker"? Who put the "ass" in "catastrophe"? On the day that I die, when they bury me I want the worms all to know I wasn't lazy Be humble, be humble, three ways of being humble I came, I saw, that's all And well, I fell, oh well I was a Martian, I died I used to breathe carbon dioxide Boris, prophet, from the past, a warning He's not an ordinary guy The only one who survived The other staff at CNN have all died Doomsday, Turner, video to transmitter The band plays one last time I came, I saw, that's all And well, I fell, oh well I came, I saw, that's all I came, I came again

about

US orders: explodinginsoundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/thoughtless-cruelty

Box Records is pleased to welcome the debut album from Leeds noise rock band THANK.

'Thoughtless Cruelty' is a stark observation of human cruelty filtered through the band’s grim fascinations including long term nuclear warnings, CNN’s Turner Doomsday Video (opening song 'From Heaven' is a partial reworking of the Latin verse from 'Nearer My God To Thee', the hymn performed in that video), the writings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and the "business as usual" liberal politics which has given way to the global rise of the far right.

Unlike THANK’s previous material, which was largely honed at gigs and then recorded almost entirely live, the pandemic found the band in unchartered territory as they hit the studio having not been in the same building for months, including most of the album’s writing period.

Says vocalist Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe on the recording of the album - "It was a very different way of working for us; most of the songs did not have an arrangement figured out, we added layers to serve each track without worrying about how it would translate in a live setting. I guess that's the norm for a lot of bands, but it was a very novel experience for us."

The result is an undeniably fascinating and enthralling album which sees the band incorporating more melody than on previous releases (on EXAG' Records, Hominid Sounds, Buzzhowl Records). Clear influences can be heard throughout; Xiu Xiu in the looped 808s of 'Plausible Deniability' and the chaotic xylophones of 'Paris Syndrome', The Body in the layers of dense distortion throughout, and These New Puritans in the blunt syncopation of 'From Heaven', as well as less obvious reference points like Drunk In Hell, Tears For Fears and Marie Davidson.

'Thoughtless Cruelty' is available to pre order digitally and on limited green vinyl via boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com

"Thank trade in groovily abrasive riffs, burbling synths, disco-punk drum patterns and high level ranter vocals." - The Quietus

"A glimpse of the world that is our own, but from an angle from which it shouldn’t be viewed." - New Noise

"This is a Hieronymus Bosch painting in musical form that’s started to melt into a sickening puddle of smoldering wax, wires and decay." - Keep It Fast

credits

released February 4, 2022

All songs written by Thank (Theo Gowans, Lewis Millward, Cameron Moitt, Rob Slater & Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe) except 'Punching Bag' written by Jack Gordon, Theo Gowans, Lewis Millward, Cameron Moitt & Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe.
Performed by Thank, plus Robin Smith (saxophone) on 'Dread' & 'A Social Contract'.
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart & Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios. Mixed by Rob Slater.
Mastered by Dominic Clare at Declared Sound.
Photography by Sean Patrick Campbell. Layout by Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe.

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Thank Leeds, UK

Yuppie makeout music.

"Obnoxious noise fuelled punk for the dance floors." - Birthday Cake For Breakfast

"Half of Thank’s songs feel like Hulk hands punching upward and the other half are akin to smashing dinner plates out of sheer frustration." - Treble Zine

"This Leeds band pairs brawny arrangements with furious, bug-eyed vocals." - Bandcamp Daily
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