Brisbane indie rock mainstays Thigh Master launched into the fray back in July when they dropped new single Company, the thrilling first taste of their debut album Early Times (due through new Brisbane indie label Coolin’ By Sound this October).
Company rushed to the top of the Amrap Metro Chart – which lists the top ten tracks ordered that week by metropolitan community broadcasters – and stayed there at #1 for four consecutive weeks, receiving strong spins on RRR, PBS, FBi and 4ZZZ. Thigh Master launched Company with well-received shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne alongside some quality outfits including Trust Punks (NZ), Terry, Power, You Beauty and Chook Race.
Now the accomplished four-piece return with the next catchy morsel from Early Times, in the form of brand new single Canned Opening. It’s a typically upbeat and hook-laden offering, and according to Thigh Master frontman and chief songwriter Matthew Ford:
“The song dwells on social anxiety and the alcoholism that usually comes along with it in most social circles. Going on benders and exacerbating all of the paranoia and anxiety that lead you to the bottle in the first place… you’re fearful that people around you are perceiving you as the loon you’ve come to consider yourself as.”
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.
The next chance to catch Thigh Master will be during their inaugural showcase at the 2016 BIGSOUND Festival, where 160 of the country’s hottest emerging bands congregate in Brisbane to show off their wares to music industry professionals from the world over. Latch onto Thigh Master now before the rest of the planet beats you to the punch!
Early Times out October 2016 through Coolin’ By Sound Records.
What critics said about Thigh Master single Company:
“…a sub-two-minute frenzy of lo-fi pop-timism wrestled down from its perch by the signature snarlingly bratty drawl of frontman Matthew Ford” Rolling Stone Australia
“Terse as it is catchy, the sub two-minute track is a relentless workout of marathoning hooks” Cereal and Sounds
“It’s urgent, it’s raw and it’s fun enough to make you want to throw yourself around like a plush monkey” Mick Rad