Thigh Master have been mainstays of Brisbane's thriving underground guitar scene for years now, building up a formidable reputation for both their fierce live shows and their early recorded output: their first two singles Head Of The Witch (2014) and Songs To Wipe Your Mouth To (2015) both sold out their initial runs after charming fans both in Australia and abroad with their urgent and catchy tales of inner-city malaise.
On the live front Thigh Master have already played with Guitar Wolf and The Coathangers in Japan, sold out their own shows in Tokyo, supported the likes of Ty Segall, Ariel Pink, The Clean, Real Estate and Courtney Barnett back in Australia and made countless interstate forays from their Queensland home base.
Now Thigh Master are upping the ante considerably with this release of their killer debut long-player, Early Times - recorded and mixed by Blank Realm guitarist Luke Walsh.
Compelling new single Company is a compulsive burst of yearning and frustration that's the perfect calling card to herald an exciting new chapter for this most intrepid and intriguing of emerging guitar bands. Once more Ford and co. turn this introspection and angst into high art with another infectious offering which is sure to turn heads in all the right places.
'I haven't been excited about guitar pop like this in a while, transporting a presence of Polvo/Archers-style string bend + huge riff from some 8000 miles away, familiar but still vital, and given exuberant, shook-up life.' Still-Single (Doug Mosurock).
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