Thigh Master
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Thigh Master

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Pop Garage Rock


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"Thigh Master – Songs To Wipe Your Mouth To 7” EP (Tenth Court)"

This Brisbane band (now upgraded with second guitarist) moves on from the solid genre exercise of their first seven inch and finds their own sound. 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. Three new ones here, flexing on the quick earworm (“Age Of Concern”), the strummy anthem (“Flat City”) and the drawn out quiet/loud guitar meltdown (“Red Woons”), each one the equal of another, each one finding ways to force an idiosyncracy into an established sound and claim it as their own. CANNOT WAIT for more of this. 300 copies, nearly gone. Easter Bilby will sort you out in the USA. (
(Doug Mosurock) - Doug Mosurock (Still-Single)

"Thigh Master 'Head Of The Witch' 7""

Debut by a Brisbane quartet who have a dirty pop buzz sound not unlike the early Clean. Of course their hooks are smaller. But whose wouldn't be? - The Wire


Still working on that hot first release.



That stifling humidity and unrelenting sunlight which inherently comes hand in hand with residing in the sub-tropical climes of Brisbane can sometimes seep into the music of band’s emerging from the city’s thriving scene, and rising indie rock stars Thigh Master are no exception. Originally conceived as a project for brothers Matthew and Daniel Ford of Brisbane psych-pop outfit Black Vacation, one allowing younger brother Matthew’s songwriting to shine, the band – rounded out by drummer Patrick Byron – played their first few sets of Flying Nun-inspired rock’n’roll underneath a sharehouse in Milton overshadowed by the iconic XXXX brewery, the stench of rotting hops lingering in the air.

While many guitar pop bands tend to develop more easygoing tendencies, Thigh Master establish their appeal through songs of apathy, hearbreak and social observation that constantly teeter on the edge of complete breakdown, with one hand always on the pint glass.

Which isn’t to say that Thigh Master’s edgy brand of indie rock isn’t accessible, nor that the band doesn’t possess a fierce work ethic. Self-releasing their early releases on Matthew's label Tenth Court  – the highly-regarded imprint which now also serves as home for indie bands all over the country including Wireheads, Chook Race, Mope City, Naked, Tralala Blip and more – Thigh Master quickly sold out the entire run of their first two singles (2014’s Head Of The Witch and 2015’s Songs To Wipe Your Mouth To) including strong sales in the US as the result of positive blog traction. After the addition of second guitarist Dusty Anasstasiou, the band conducted a successful tour of Japan in February 2015 – seven shows including a packed Tokyo show with Japanese icons Guitar Wolf and rising US garage rockers The Coathangers, as well as two sold out headlining shows – and have a return Japanese run scheduled for November 2016. They’ve also toured extensively throughout Australia – numerous runs up and down the east coast augmented by multiple visits to Adelaide – and on home soil they’ve shared stages with acts such as The Clean, Ty Segall, Real Estate, Ariel Pink and Courtney Barnett as well as many of their peers and contemporaries from the verdant Australian underground.

Now after a few initial line-up changes before settling into the current stable line-up – which features founding members Matthew Ford (vocals/guitar) and Byron (drums) now joined by guitarist Innez Tulloch and bassist Hayden Knight – Thigh Master are set to release their debut album Early Times, an assured collection of urgent indie rock which expands upon the band’s thrilling early DIY bent and takes into new and exciting territories. Recorded primarily while former guitarist Dusty Anastassiou and bassist Daniel Ford were still in the ranks, Early Times was recorded and mixed by Blank Realm guitarist Luke Walsh between late-2013 and early-2016 in various Brisbane rehearsal spaces (including the much-missed Hangar) and sharehouses, the cohesive document staying true to the band’s underground Brisbane roots whilst representing a great leap forward for the exciting ensemble.

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