The eternal quandary… is Sunday the end of the week or the start of the week? Either way, the one thing we do know is that today’s Band of the Day are Thousand Thoughts…
We are from Enfield, North London.
How did you meet?
Jack and Ethan bumped into each other multiple times throughout their lives out of coincidence, and the rest of the band were introduced through mutual friends.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We have all supported each other’s bands in the past and the opportunity arose to finally work on the TT project together. That project is now just over two years old.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
We struggled as a group to come up with a band name after our original one had to be changed. We feel the name Thousand Thoughts perfectly sums up everything the band is all about, as we are open about tackling the taboos of mental wellbeing through our lyrical content.
What are your influences?
A lot of modern metal, alternative and soundtrack. Artists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, Ludovico Einaudi, Linkin Park, John Paesano, Evanescence… The list never ends.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We merge a mixture of genres to form something different. There’s metal/nu-metal, classical/orchestral, alternative, pop, hip-hop… All of us in the band bring in different styles and that’s what makes us unique. It’s the overall style and sound we produce. We take the listener on a truthful journey.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Our lyrical theme is honesty, from love and happiness to depression and internal struggle.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
When it comes to live shows, we like to ‘party’ essentially. We don’t want anyone in the room to go home without having fun or without a night they will remember.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
All of us jumping into the crowd, joining in with mosh pits, climbing up metal girders, hearing the room sing the words back. Not the wildest but the best experience we’ve had so far is having a room of people singing the words back to us.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We use a Natal drum kit, Fender Bass through an Eden bass rig, and Gibson Les Paul guitars through Marshall amplifiers.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are promoting mental health, and have been since the start. It’s keeping the issues at the forefront of everything we do, as it’s a huge issue that needs to be spoken about. We are also promoting our debut EP, out now on all digital platforms.
What are your plans for 2019?
We are looking forward to heading back into the studio to start recording new singles and to start working on the album.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
If we were on a three-band bill, Bring Me the Horizon have definitely got to headline… or Avenged Sevenfold, but we’d say at the moment BMTH. If someone’s playing before us, it’d be awesome to have our mates from Artisans. They’re such awesome guys, and make such awesome music!