Liverpool psych-pop band The Cheap Thrills explode back onto the scene after a creative journey in the cult-favourite Parr Street Studios brought them an EP that is well worth a listen. ‘Glare’ excels in confidence, giving a band who has been lurking in the shadows of the ever mind-bending scouse music scene for the last few years, an opportunity to start 2017 off with a bang. Four tracks spiral us into The Cheap Thrills’ world, from the indie intro of ‘Tides’, to the blissfully catchy ‘Machine’ and anthemic closer ‘Setting Sun’.

A direct force comes however, from single ‘Same Old Faces’ which takes us to a warmer candy-coated Liverpool, one bathed in the psychedelic sun. The music video has already gained over 32k views on the band’s Facebook page, and features some very, very trippy visuals.

This is the second time we’ve seen The Cheap Thrills interact with their local cassette label, as they were featured on the Hide and Psych covers compilation last October. Blak Hand Records have organised a limited run of 40 tapes for The Glare EP, which comes in 35 ‘snozzberry purple’ and 5 lucky golden cassettes, an ode to Willy Wonka of course. We’ve been told that the lucky ‘golden-ticket’ winners should contact @blakhandrecords @CheapThrillsTCT via Twitter to claim their prize!

The Cheap Thrills play The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool on Saturday 14 January at The GLARE EP Launch

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