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The Thrills are an Irish indie/rock band, formed in 2001 in Dublin. The band is made up of lead vocalist Conor Deasy, guitarist Daniel Ryan, bass player Padraic McMahon?, pianist Kevin Horan and drummer Ben Carrigan. Their big break came with their debut album So Much for the City which became an Irish number one. The four members spent a month on vacation in San Diego where they wrote several of the tracks for the album such as "One Horse Town". The band's second album, Let's Bottle Bohemia, enjoyed similar success to the band's debut, largely on the back of the single "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?". The band often cites Neil Young, the Beach Boys and The Monkees as its main inspirations. The band took part in the Band Aid 20 charity assemble in 2004.
Recently, the Irish satirical media, including Today FMs Gift Grub and RTÃ‰'s Dustin the Turkey, have lampooned the band for being overly Americanised.
The Thrills are currently are still in the recording of their third album as indicated by their official website.
*So Much for the City
years active 2001–present
country Dublin, Ireland
music genre Indie rock, Britpop
current members Conor Deasy