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Thirsty to Release Second Album ‘Albatross’ in November

UK rockers Thirsty, featuring Guy Bailey (founder of English rock band The Quireboys) and Russian poet, Irina D to release their second album “Albatross” on November 7, 2016 via Thristy Music. The new album derives its name from the lead off single and is entitled “Albatross“. The album artwork can be viewed below.

It’s “steady as she goes” for the sophomore album, as Thirsty develop their winning formula. Once again, Thirsty rely on legendary Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey for production, mixing, mastering and all round inspiration. The creative impetus for the album is once again the songwriting collaboration between Bailey and Russian poet Irina D.

Track listing:

1. The Albatross
2. Chaos
3. Orlando
4. Say it ain’t so Joe
5. Black Hole
6. Beat of her heart
7. Va banque
8. Shore of light
9. Parliament of fools
10. Cosmic Aphrodite
11. Patriotic little trash

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Guy Bailey

As was the case for the debut album “Thirsty“, Guy Bailey himself sings lead vocals and plays all guitars on “Albatross” – whilst the line up of the band is completed with drums/percussion from Simon Hanson of Squeeze and bass/keys from former ‘Quireboys‘ Chris Johnstone. And, just as before, the album features guest backing vocals from rock/soul diva Lynne Jackaman (Jackaman; Saint Jude).

Thirsty firmly believe in the enduring immediacy of the three-minute formula. The pop/rock art form defined by the 45 RPM single format which required records no more than three minutes long. The finest examples built on an original mix of deceptively simple lyrics and powerful rhythmic accompaniment to create a striking new art form which transformed popular culture. The pop song format was transformed by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. And the potential of the disposable pop/rock song was further expanded by Andy WarholThe Velvet UndergroundLou ReedBowieDylan and Pink Floyd. As with many of the best art forms, Thirsty believe that working within the disciplines of a simple but strict structure is not limiting but provides the best artists with the opportunity to be most creative. Less is more.

“Fantastic Album! Thirsty‘s dark beats and darker stories get you hooked and leave you wanting more” – Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh).

Bailey‘s downbeat vocals are suited to the dark heart of songs like elegiac sounding ‘Libertine’ or the ever-brooding ‘Surgery’ ” – Classic Rock

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!