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Black Thistles

Sounds likeJamie T, Arctic Monkeys & The Cribs
LocationLondon

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This is a rock band, not a bleedin'... splish-splash show.

A mish-mash of Alex Turner and The Wave Pictures, Black Thistles is Devon’s answer to the unflinching tides of jangling indie rock, only they’re diving into this tide head first. Following their latest EP Pop Quiz, the quartet’s incessantly catchy riffs have been played everywhere from Made in Chelsea to BBC Radio 6.

“Sounds like The Strokes, Blur & Jamie T all put in a big toilet and mixed up.” – A Music Blog, Yea?

"Their guitars were out of tune..." - BBC

Tell us a bit about yourself? We are trying to make this work.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? unadulterated pop culture references.

What’s your back-story? We come from a small seaside town, we breathe, we like dogs

What are you working on at the moment? a new EP called "blessed" after a very long Hiatus.

What's the first song you remember hearing? Baz Luhrmann - Everybody is free to wear sunscreen

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Talking Heads - This must be the place

What was the first gig you went to? Jack Penate

Which song do you wish you'd written? 10 CC - Dreadlock Holiday

Which song changed your life? Zara Larsson - Lush Life

Which song would you like played at your funeral? The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun

What song is stuck in your head right now?Matchbox 20 - Smooth

What was the first Album you bought? Beastie Boys - License to Ill

Which song made you want to play music? Sultans of ping F.C - Wheres me Jumper

Forget Me Not Factory
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I don't wanna be your ex boyfriend
Though I can see it happening already
you've got that forget about me look
dance with me
it won't work
I don't want to be just another chapter
I'll burn your whole book
and disappear right after
I'm cold
when the? sets in and
the turbulence takes hold

You don't want to be predictable
me neither
first another way
to forget about the same old fever
Is it likely this might be the last time that
i'm satisfied
with all of this
I get so bored of this.
Will it ever be enough
No i don't think so
Fill a half empty cup back up
with drink though
Do you know how to get low down
I'm dealing with the Devil
King of the Underworld
more strings than a Thunderbird.

All of you look the same as each other
It's boring please don't try
to say another important thing
It's embarassing to listen to
I like it when you're quiet
and I'm kissing you
All of you look the same as each other
It's boring please don't try
to say another important thing
It's embarassing to listen to
I like it when you're quiet
and I'm kissing you

In the heat of yesterday
There were things I couldn't say
You were sweet got back to me
Forget me not factory
Forget me not factory

In the heat of yesterday
There were things I couldn't say
You were sweet got back to me
Forget me not factory
If I keep suggesting ways
we could skip to the next page
how brief could a chapter be

Forget me not factory
Forget me not factory

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