What inspired the name of the band? What are your influences and are they the same as when you started out?

We were originally called Catfight when we were an all-girl- band. Our EP ‘Never go back’ was released under that name. We then wanted to change our name to reflect the new line up. We were starting to hit the road quite a lot and we had that conversation about the price of petrol and how the American word Gasoline sounded great. Thrill came up to our mind when we tried to describe ourself at that time. We were and still are thrill seekers! Our influences are Green Day, Nirvana, Hole, L7, The Distillers, PJ Harvey, The Ramones, The Misfits.

How do you approach songwriting?

Musically songs can be created from the whole band as well as some songs written individually. Samara then writes all the lyrics. The Pill was written with a theme in mind but with most of the other songs, the theme emerged from our subconscious. They are about experiences, people, feelings and often a catharsis. We go the way the song takes us. It is very organic process. Listening to new music, bands, new sounds and tones I like inspires me too. 

Why do you write the sort of music that you do?

It comes out naturally to us. When I pick up a guitar, that is what comes out. We don’t try to write a certain type of music and all our songs are quite different from one another. It is all about feel, emotions. delivery and feeding off each other as we are a band, not a solo project. 

How do you decide what to perform live?

We play the songs which get the best reactions and the one we prefer. We obviously always play our newest songs. All our songs are written live in the rehearsal room: guitars, drums, vocals and that is the same way we deliver live. We don’t over produce in the studio, creating stuff that can’t be replicated live. We don’t play to any backing tracks. We play just like we play in rehearsals. I arrange the songs in the set list taking into account how difficult they are on vocals. We pick the easiest one to sing to extend the warming up phase and the hardest towards the end. 

What plans do you have for the future?

We are working on new songs and planning some great shows around Europe.