Having recently announced their new album Colic, released 23rd October via Hatch Records, Chorley’s Then Thickens are streaming the video to their track ‘My Amsterdam’. The slow-burning and unassuming mini-epic is now backed by slow-motion visuals which perfectly punctuate the songs introspection.
Written as an ode to frontman Jon-Lee Martin’s hometown, ‘My Amsterdam’ is one of the calmer moments on the forthcoming album, yet still builds to a monolithic climax. Colic is the follow up to Then Thickens’ acclaimed debut album Death Cap At Anglezarke and further refines their clear penchant for penning songs which are as heart-wrenching as they are reflective and uplifting.
Then Thickens began as a bedroom project for Martin, formerly of masked noise-mob KONG. Following encouragement from close friend Jorma Vik from The Bronx a series of lo-fi recordings appeared online, before expanding into a fully fledged act, along with members Charlie Hartley, Sean Doherty and Thomas Griffin. Then Thickens have shared stages with luminaries including Biffy Clyro, Nine Black Alps, Vennart, Echo and the Bunnymen and Mariachi El Bronx.
Colic is released 23rd October via Hatch Records and has been supported by the Momentum Music Fund. Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation, supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England, and in association with Spotify.
23rd October – Cardiff / Clwb Ifor Bach
24th October – Bristol / Stag & Hounds
25th October – London / Old Blue Last
29th October – Manchester / Night & Day