"Sketchy" is a sorrowful, stream of consciousness love ballad.
The Thuggees Bio:
I called up Mr. starship recently and explained that we yet again needed to update our bio. What would we do this time to appear fun, but clever, relaxed but determined, and interesting in the face of a sea of contrived drivel? The wise have always strictly advised to follow the rules of sober, impartial and informative biographies. This is one hoop we care not to jump through.
The Thuggees are four very different and strong individuals. Elemental. Greater than the sum of the parts blah-dee-blah...It's a wonder how they exist in the same room. Jazz and RnB often grind up against Proto-Punk and Pop sensibilities. We fight sometimes and often make fun of each other. Occasionally we have bitched each other out on stage, but we try to tone that down.
Constant tension and poverty have forced us to concentrate on live performance. In two years we have only recorded six songs. A five song e.p. called "Eep" in March 2013, and the single "Black Soul" in August 2013. April 2014 sees the release of "Sketchy" and "The Puzzle". Eight songs in two years is pretty abysmal but at least many little gems wait in the wings.
You're only as good as your recent song as far as I'm concerned and I don't care what you used to do. I thus have no interest in explaining what I or we used to do. There is nothing notable anyway. I've met lots of famous people but who really cares?
Live mercurial magic. Quick silver. Now we're talking. I leap in the air. Sometimes. Mr. Starship says that our shows are the closest thing to church for him. That boring? Exalting? I haven't asked.
Mr. Starship plays bass and sings a bit. Nathan Juby abuses Gibson guitars. Mike Sakell plays drums and sings a bit more. And me, Donovan Gopaul, I sing a lot, play guitar and write.
released 06 April 2014
By The Thuggees
Written by Donovan Lee Gopaul
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