The Cheap Thrills say what they mean and mean what they say! Their sound is crisp yet somehow rough; a great combination which makes their music feel very real and personal. Their music may be a cheap thrill, but damn is it a good one. I know this band is going to bring some insane, new music to us this year. With that in mind, we spoke to these “young scallywags” about lalalalalas, massive changes and more!
AMBY: How would you describe The Cheap Thrills’ sound in three words?
The Cheap Thrills: This is always a hard one. I don’t know why. Raw, energetic and exciting.
AMBY: Where did the name The Cheap Thrills come from?
The Cheap Thrills: John Lydon from the Sex Pistols mentions cheap thrills, in New York, from Never Mind The Bollocks, and I liked it. The name just stuck from there on! Also sums us up as a band 4 young lads having a boss time making music.
AMBY: From the whistling to the lalalalalas, there are a lot of different elements in your tracks which make the songs sound really fun! What’s the best part of recording together?
The Cheap Thrills: Thanks a lot. Their isn’t really a best part, when were in the studio, were just concentrated on having fun and getting the best out of the tracks. And usually have a sleep each too. The quality of the studio should always be judged on how comfy the couches are, when you’re sitting on a comfy couch you know the studio means business.
AMBY: I dig the lyric “You’re the fucking reason why I wrote this song” in Rock Paper Scissors. What’s a lyric you love?
The Cheap Thrills: ‘If you’ve lost your faith in love and music, oh the end won’t be long’ from The Good Old Days by the Libertines is magic isn’t it. I think that’s my favourite. Glad you enjoy our lyrics too.
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
The Cheap Thrills: Laws always end up getting broken in some shape or form. I think having a law to prevent girls getting their tits out at one of our gigs will be hugely satisfying. Sound.
AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?
The Cheap Thrills: Half time at the Liverpool match. Does that count? Yeah we’d love that. It would be boss to support some touring bands this year, loads come to Liverpool but the big promoters don’t give a look in to unsigned bands, one band needs to break through and change that.
AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?
The Cheap Thrills: We’ve been listening to a few bands from Birmingham of late, namely Peace and Swim Deep and both of them are cracking bands, and they’re definitely worth a listen.
AMBY: Who do you wish would just go away?
The Cheap Thrills: The Sun newspaper- full of lies.
AMBY: What is the best song of 2012?
The Cheap Thrills: There was loads of boss songs out in 2012, but we make music we would listen to ourselves. Going to be cocky here and say Serfdom, it’s a by a bunch of young scallywags named The Cheap Thrills.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The Cheap Thrills that nobody knows yet?
The Cheap Thrills: Our sound is changing. Massively. You heard it here first.