04 July 2016

The Thinking Men Stream EP On Never Enough Notes

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Queen Of The Ravens Streaming In Full Ahead Of July Release Date


British blues rockers The Thinking Men are currently having their latest EP, “Queen Of The

Ravens”, streamed over at Never Enough Notes ahead of their July 30 th release date!

When asked recently about the EP title, which is also the name of the lead single, the band

“We enjoy delving into the darkest recesses of man’s mind, a place that remains hidden

from the majority of the world. What you tend to discover is that emotions, such as love,

often have many faces, some of which are a lot darker and more sinister than the popular

societal conception of love would lead you to believe. So, ‘Queen Of The Ravens’ is about

dispelling popular myths concerning love by highlighting its potential to psychologically




The full EP can be streamed here

The Thinking Men were formed by Johnny Raspin (guitar and vocals) and Ronnie Smith

(lead guitar). As a duo they began writing and performing together, but were soon joined by

Sarah Raspin (keyboards & backing vocals), Matt Rowe (drums & backing vocals) and

Duncan Samwell (double bass). Described as “Gritty and seductive bluesy rock” by The Blue

Walrus, this exciting Norwich quintet have been working hard cultivating and maturing their

sound accumulating in their latest offering. They have carved out a somewhat unique sound,

harking back to the swinging 60’s, but with a contemporary, modern feel. Channelling

inspiration from the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Doors and Jack White the band have

seen their popularity grow and have built up a steady following locally, often selling out


The Thinking Men have become reputable for their eccentric, unpredictable and theatrical

live performances that simply enthral and captivate their audiences with infectious, foot

stomping anthems that reverberate throughout the auditorium. A must see live act that

doesn’t disappoint, from the first note to the final chord! They began attracting more

attention in 2013, picking up Future Radio’s Next Big Thing award.

While building their scintillating live reputation, the band have also produced a number of

self-releases. Most notably their 2014 EP, “Ululate”. Which was mastered by Joe Laporta of

Sterling Sound (The Killers, Foo Fighters & Imagine Dragons). They also continued to get

busy on the live circuit; scoring spots on a number of festivals, including The Secret Garden

Party, VW Whitenoise, Symmetry & Red Rooster. Elsewhere, the band racked up support

slots with Molotov Jukebox (fronted by Game of Thrones actress Natalia Tena), The Weeks,

Doors Alive & Kill It Kid. Their most recent home town show in Norwich at the famed

All of which has led to their latest release; “Queen Of The Ravens EP”! In support of the new

record, the quintet are set to hit the stage again this summer. With a slot at Festival Too, one

of Europe’s largest free festivals, and a support with The Wonderstuff. It’s an exciting

Norwich Arts Centre was a sold out affair.

moment for The Thinking Men. Time to come along for the ride!

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