The Thermals’ new album Desperate Ground is out today through Saddle Creek and alongside the release, the Portland trio have announced a European tour in the summer.
Taking in Leeds and London, The Thermals are famed for their sweaty, full-throttle live shows and this tour promises to be no exception.
The Thermals have also recently released their latest single The Sunset taken from the new album, Desperate Ground. The Sunset has lyrics that captivate the listener from the moment the song begins, “I am never alone/My shadows are closer I need them to be/I keep them with me/I am never afraid/My shadows are close I am safe when they stay/They whisper the way…” These lyrics highlight human kind’s flaws when it comes to holding onto their past and regrets. These lyrics tell a story and allow the listener to develop the crazy perhaps schizophrenic character in their own head. This is probably one of the most lyrically satisfying songs on the record.
See The Thermals live on the following dates:
July 12 Hannover BootBooHook Festival
July 13 Ruesselsheim Phono Pop Festival
July 14 Zurich Rote Fabrik Sommerbühne
July 16 Bordeaux L’I Boat
July 17 Paris Batofar
July 18 Haarlem Patronaat
July 19 Utrecht Ekko
July 20 Lille La Péniche
July 22 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
July 23 London The Garage
July 24 Gent Boomtown Festival
July 28 Lichtenvoorde Zwarte Cross Festival