'We have reconciled our differences'
Andrew Trendell

17:20 22nd March 2016

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Good news for Thursday fans - the post-hardcore heroes have announced their reunion, as well as their first live show since 2011. 

The band split five years ago, but now after a string of teaser clues on social media, they've revealed that their classic line-up of Geoff Rickly, Tom Keeley, Tim Payne, Tucker Rule, Steve Pedulla and Andrew Everding will be coming back together to perform at Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball festival - with proceeds from their set going to SisterSong, a charity for women of colour. 

"Five years ago, we found it necessary to end Thursday for reasons beyond our control," says frontman Geoff Rickly. "Earlier this year, we were able to reconcile all of our differences and spend time together. This is a vital component to what we loved about being in Thursday and we're happy to say that we'll be playing this show as the same line-up that began touring together on 'Full Collapse' and jointly worked on every record since."

Also set to appear at Wreckling Ball are the likes of Piebald, Quicksand, L7, Drive Like Jehu, American Football, the Julie Ruin, Motion City Soundtrack and many more. The festival takes place from 13-14 August. For tickets and more information, visit here

Fans now await news of further world tour dates, and perhaps new material. 

  • At The Drive In - Relationship of Command: The most well-rounded and renowned record in the genre, maybe, but definitely a staple for any fan of the howling arts. Relationship of Command put a wide array of influences in motion as the punk genre started to develop moss. While the music is mesmerising and gut-wrenching, it's legacy, including the infamous Jools Holland performance, is what keeps Relationship of Command in the hall of fame and post-2000 post-hardcore on the map.

  • Alexisonfire - Old Crows / Young Cardinals: On the verge of break up, Alexisonfire’s (final?) album is the collation of all the band's progress and development in 45 minutes. The single's have punch and the vocal production between Wade and Dallas is some of the best in the genre. Most importantly, as is with every post-hardcore, it has buckets of soul - if there was no more Alexis, this would be a great album to end it on.

  • Glassjaw - Worship and Tribute: With the news of new Glassjaw material, today is the perfect day to revisit this spectacle of post-hardcore. Worship and Tribute embodies the diverse influence of the genre with samples of afrobeat, jazz and funk as well as delving further into the heavier dimensions of noise-rock than they had ever gone at the time - essential listening.

  • Fugazi - Repeater: Not the first in the genre, but what Ian McKaye did for punk music has the frontman of Fugazi and Dischord records cannot be overlooked. Fugazi represent the political and DIY aspects of post-hardcore that forged the foundations of emo and future-punk. Repeater is, in all seriousness, the Sgt Peppers of post-hardcore.

  • Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed Over: In short, because congratulations if you actually read the whole album title, Cap'n Jazz embody the happy and sad duality of punk music. They also want on to form seminal emo band, American Football.

  • Enter Shikari - Take To The Skies: Not the most conventional album to bit among the greats, but Enter Shikari deserve some serious credit for the diversity and quality of their debut album. Blending obnoxious dance music with imaginative punk and coming up tops overall is quite a feat.

  • Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me: While their most recent LP Daisy is a straightforward and powerful surge through the post-hardcore world, Devil and God is a different beast entirely. Winding its way through genres, the LP's tracks dramatically transform halfway through, morphing from melodic calm to explosive fury and keeping the listener firmly on their toes.

  • Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime: Treading the borders between emo and hardcore, Drive Like Jehu died as they lived, fast and unapologetically. Their music was so influential one bass and drum duo picked up exactly where they left off and named themselves Death From Above 1979.

  • Refused - The Shape of Punk To Come: One of the most influential records of it's time, the Swedish punks pushed the genre to new limits with this magnum opus. Politically charged to the gills, Shape has since become the standard of commentative punk.

  • Slint - Spiderland: Forget OK Computer, forget Unknown Pleasures - Slint's Spiderland is by far the most depressing and soul-destroying album ever created. While simultaneously innovating the post-rock framework, Slint also set the example of how punk music doesn't need to be aggressive to be intense, sometimes the slower moments are the most wretched and sometimes the most enlightening.

  • Touche Amore - Is Survived By: Despite only dropping in 2013, the California post-hardcore outfit have been releasing stellar LP after stellar LP since 2007. They are just one of many band's that are contuining the legacy of the genre, of Dischord records and of every angsty teen who wants to express the vast facets of their rage.

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