Thick Syrup Release New Single/Video 'Heavy Syrup'
With their solid, tight and acrobatic displays of full-on groove inducers, Leeds' Thick Syrup are set to release their debut album, 'Living In Leeds', on 23rd February on Nottingham cult label, Gringo Records (Hookworms, Sauna Youth, That Fucking Tank, Part Chimp). An adequate description of the group’s particular blend of guitar band genres is not easy, but touchstones exist on a continuum somewhere between The Meters, Black Sabbath and Shocking Blue. The band has shared new single 'Heavy Syrup', and say of it, "The song 'Heavy Syrup' considers that the red barn murders in Suffolk were in fact an elaborate publicity stunt by Maria Marten herself, substituting blood for a heavy fig syrup. This notorious nineteenth century murder story inspired a particularly nasty spate of 21st century street gangs which have sprung up nationwide. In this television expose, presenters speak to a former member about his experiences within the bosom of the gang."