Monday 17 January 2022

Introduce Yourselves: THOT

What is the name of your band?


What is the genre of music that you play?

A fine blend of post-rock, industrial and punk.

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

With a constantly evolving line-up, THOT has been active on the European music scene for more than 10 years. The gang is actually working on a new record, which will feature a collaboration with singers of polyphonic ensemble "The Mystery of The Bulgarian Voices".

Photo by Michael Thiel

What can people expect from your music?

Something between the dark haze of Neurosis and the dadaism of Throbbing Gristle, embracing the dark romanticism of Bauhaus, and venturing into the spiraling structures of Mars Volta.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

Our album "FLEUVE" released in 2017, and our upcoming EP "Méandres":

Where can people find you on Social Media?

Info about upcoming EP Release - FLEUVE

Following their 2017’s release FLEUVE, Belgian post-rock/industrial collective THOT returns with MEANDRES, a 3 tracks EP written by the gang’s brain Gregoire Fray before the world froze in March 2020. These songs, which carry Fray’s obsession for electronic bass lines & heavy guitars, took the time required to reach their full potential and meet the listener.

EUPHRATE is the entrance gate. Not only to this EP but to all the music the band has been cooking for these past 2 years. Here Fray embraces his mother tongue. In French he leads the song through a sonic puzzle gradually joined by the haunting voice of vocalist Juliette Mauduit around whom singers of polyphonic choir The Mystery of The Bulgarian Voice gather in an epic and swirling ending. Here, lyrics are inspired by women fighting for their rights.