1. Love In Disguise
”Thee Attacks are a mod-looking four-piece from Aalborg in north Denmark. Soulful vocals complement a '65-era Townshend guitarist, who whacks out Have Love, Will Travel-style riff after riff. So good - and with no covers - they'll easily move beyond the garage and could crossover to become a successor to The Hives. Primitivist über-producer Liam Watson is here and smiling along.”
So wrote Kieron Tyler from MOJO Magazine (UK) after having seen Thee Attacks during the SPOT Festival in Denmark.
The producer mentioned in the quote is of course Liam Watson, renowned for producing the White Stripes breakthrough album “Elephant” in his tres hot Toe Rag Studio in London, containing only equipment from 1900-1975. And this very studio is also where he recorded the debut album of Danish band Thee Attacks.
And the authorized praise does not stop there. The legendary David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine (US) is a huge fan, and has recently given the album a great review in Rolling Stone Magazine. After their recent show at SPOT he said to Danish newspaper Politiken:
”My new favourite Danish band is definitely Thee Attacks. They were amazing. A band like them does not exist in USA.”
Thee Attacks are 4 young kids with an average age of 23 hailing from northern Denmark. In spite of their relatively short career, they have already played gigs in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid, New York and Austin - and of course every rock club in Denmark worth mentioning, which have send echoing rumors through the Danish and International rock‘n'roll scene about their unrelenting stage performance and energy bursts. Not bad for a band that at that time didn’t even have a debut album out. But they do now! ”THAT’S MISTER ATTACK TO YOU” is their pure fake GOLD debut album. (Please notice that the promo cover in no way does the finished product justice). Since then they played a packed, stacked and gobsmacked show at the Roskilde Festival.
As the album title might suggest Thee Attacks are not the sort of guys that restrain themselves. On the contrary: they are all about hard boiled attitude and catchy pop tunes. The back of the album cover displays the logo “Recorded in Aggressive mono” and that’s exactly what this is. It’s rock music with a strong retro vibe, but played with an intensity and glow which engulfs the listener and makes Tyler’s comparison with The Hives ring true. Musically the two groups aren’t two of a kind, but the raw nerve and the youthful energy makes Thee Attacks a strong competent and relevant contemporary band. Without pre-programmed beats, midi-keyboards, backing tracks and the like, this is where it’s at! Rock’n’roll anno 2010. As Liam Watson writes in the liner notes for the album:
”Once in a blue moon a new act emerges that makes a familiar but at the same time new sound... I call it DYNAMITE!!”
Thee Attacks deliver a manically driven powerhouse concert. Every time! On SxSW 2011 MOJO Magazine were so pleased with Thee Attacks’ performance that they put the band on MOJOs own SxSW 2011 Magnificent seven list.
Thee Attacks are here to rule!