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Thrift are a five piece Psychedelic Synth band from Folkestone/Dover, Kent. Thrift started in 2015 with Matt Bagshaw on vocals and guitar and Tylor Boustead on bass created Psychedelic music in their bedrooms.
Soon it progressed further with Arran Griffiths on drums and building their repertoire of Psych infused music. Devon Whiteman joined on the keys in late 2015 and soon rounded the sound to something bigger.
The sound continued to grow and then it became clear that a lead guitar with influences from Pink Floyd were needed, so Richard Plested joined the band.
Soon they were recording two demos with Jimmy Dawkins in Ashford and this quickly brought on the idea of their first EP.
Unfortunately Arran soon left with great sadness to the band to continue his career in London. Soon later a good friend Neil Davey was brought on board to complete the groove of the band and cement Thrifts First EP – ‘Red Tinted Clouds’ which was released in 2017.
The band are tirelessly working on their follow up to Red Tinted Clouds and have debuted two new songs in various live shows in 2017 with recording upon the horizon. Come and see a show, Don’t miss out.
NME INTERVIEW 04/12/2017
Tell us a bit about yourself? We are Thrift, we are from South East Kent. Our band and members are very varied with influences but stems from as simply as Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd all the Way up to Outkast, KAYTRANADA
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? We definitely have a unique sound and seems to be the biggest compliment we get. We are definitely looking to ride the wave of new psychedelia coming through!
What’s your back-story? As a band we are just 5 best mates that have known each other 5-10 years +. Song wise, they are definitely about our own experiences and if you listen to the lyric it can stem from a festival experience to anything we’ve been through!
What are you working on at the moment? We are currently cooking up the Follow Up to our debut EP 'Red Tinted Clouds'. We are back in the studio in January w/ Dan Lucas at Anchorbaby in Kent. Plans for videos, new artwork are well underway!
What's the first song you remember hearing? Queen - Somebody to love. Definitely lucky to have a parent who liked good music!
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Ha, Right now... Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world.
What was the first gig you went to? Arctic Monkeys Humbug Preview with Them Crooked Vultures surprising as support...
Which song do you wish you'd written? The Less i Know the Better by Tame Impala
Which song changed your life? Arctic Monkeys - Secret Door, Lyrically this just hit the nail on the head.
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Love/Paranoia by Tame Impala
What song is stuck in your head right now?Right now Weight Off - KAYTRANADA ft BADBADNOTGOOD
What was the first Album you bought? First Album.... Eminem. I cant remember which one though! I remember being 10/11 and being proud i had this album!
Which song made you want to play music? A Certain Romance by Arctic Monkeys!