Since their initial connection in 2006, the three members of Thought Forms have together explored an ever-changing sonic terrain; harbouring a shared love of guitar abuse and pedal worship, they’ve developed a deep connection and transformed into one of the most exciting guitar bands in the UK.
Finding themselves at home on the acclaimed Bristol-based Invada Records, the band’s sound veers between two opposites; from brisk, scuzzy American garage-rock to brutal, anguished noise constructions of ethereal doom. With a psychedelic slant and vocals likened to a ritualistic call to on high, the scope of Thought Forms sonic arsenal is vast.
The group’s familial bond has aided them in making their mark live; tour support slots with Portishead, Esben and the Witch, Beak>, 65daysofstatic, and Chelsea Light Moving (Thurston Moore), and were hand-picked to take part in Adrian Utley’s Guitar Orchestra to perform Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece “In C”.
Seeing 2013 out with sets at both ATP “End Of An Era” Festival and Sonic City in Belgium, 2014 looks like it will be a busy year for Thought Forms, with European shows with 65daysofstatic and a third release for Invada on the way in the early part of the year.