The Thirst
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The Thirst

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Ready to Move" (29 October 2007)
"Sail Away" (28 April 2008)

The Thirst EP (23 July 2007)

On the Brink (26 May 2008)

Electric Groove (TBC 2011)



Regulars on the club circuit, brothers Mensah (vocals/ guitar) and Kwame Hart (bass), Mark Lenihan (guitar) and Marcus Harris (drums/ backing vocals) represent a previously unheard voice of south London, where more often than not, the art of MCing rules the speakerbox. Influenced by ska, hip-hop, indie, and all that goes in-between, they’re especially inspired by Prince and Jimi Hendrix, embodying the fiery tones of those who refuse to be labelled and will destroy any box you try and put them in. They describe their sound as 'Electric Groove' a mix of Rock, Funk and Soulful elements.

Championed by muso’s from NME, RWD, The Guardian and MTV Base, It’s nearly three years since their critically acclaimed debut, On The Brink, was released on Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood’s, Wooden Records. Sadly, with the label becoming defunct soon after, an amicable split left the band with some valuable lessons learnt.

But it was a series of events in 2009 that gave the group more determination to up the ante; as well as been stranded in Chile for nearly two weeks during the earthquake having been in the country to play at a Rolling Stones tribute gig, The Thirst also made the front page of The Times when they were wrongly arrested at gunpoint after a performance. Consequently, the police invited the band to have their DNA destroyed from the police database, an event that was covered by news channels nationwide.