These Curious Thoughts, an extraordinary musical partnership between Jim Radford in London and Sean Dunlop in Detroit, is taking the indie rock scene by storm with their progressive, introspective, and poetic sound. Drawing comparisons to legendary bands like The Beatles and REM, their music is a blend of catchy, upbeat, and distinct melodies that captivate listeners worldwide.
The journey of These Curious Thoughts began in 2004 under the band name, Shock of the Cold. Their debut album, "Listen At Your Own Risk," released in 2005, showcased their remarkable songwriting prowess, featuring over 30 meticulously crafted tracks. The band quickly gained recognition by winning all three rounds of the Emergenza Music Festival in Detroit in 2006, surpassing numerous talented local bands. The climax of their victory came when they played in front of an audience of 1,600 at the renowned Majestic Theater, with Sean Dunlop earning the award, Best Guitarist.
Following the disbandment of Shock of the Cold in 2008, Dunlop and Radford embarked on a new musical endeavor, launching These Curious Thoughts. The duo's albums are renowned for their multi-faceted nature and are adorned with the vibrant artwork of Dunlop's father, Hill. With releases including "The World Outside," "The Colour of Sound," and "Making Friends with the Universe," These Curious Thoughts have consistently pushed boundaries and created a discography that resonates deeply with their listeners.
What sets These Curious Thoughts apart is not only their musical brilliance but also their innovative collaboration process. Radford crafts his thought-provoking lyrics from his base in London, which he then shares with Dunlop in Detroit via email where the music is composed and recorded. This unique long-distance approach fuels their creative energy, allowing them to work at their own pace and fully immerse themselves in the music-making process. The result is a body of work that authentically reflects their present lives—a soundtrack to their lives.
As These Curious Thoughts continue to captivate audiences with their unique sounds and introspective lyrics, they are currently working on their highly anticipated upcoming double album, From Ruin to Repair: MMXX-MMXXII. Fans and music enthusiasts can stay updated on their progress and delve deeper into their world by visiting their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thesecuriousthoughts.