Thrice reveal how challenging their songwriting and transforming the Fibonacci sequence into a guitar riff shaped bold new album, Horizons/East

Thrice's Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi
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It’s repeated so often, it’s starting to become something of a cliché, but Thrice are not only one of the most inventive bands in alternative rock, but also one of the most consistent.

Since reforming in late-2014 following a mercifully brief hiatus, the Dustin Kensrue-led California four-piece have released a pair of albums – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere (2016) and Palms (2018) – that build on the expansive aggression set out by seminal late-Noughties full-lengths The Alchemy Index and Beggars. Equally at home showering tracks with electronic ear candy or stripping everything back to acerbic guitar stabs, Thrice have made a strong case as the Radiohead of post-hardcore.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.