Formed in 2002, Greenriver Thrillers are a three-piece noise rock band formed in Seattle, Washington. All three members (Gary Hughes, Alan Alfano, and Phil Smith) were born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Each of them has an extensive background performing in several bands in the local scene over the years – which ultimately caused them to cross paths and form a cohesive unit of sound that they have perfected. The musical style of the Thrillers blends many elements of rock ‘n roll ranging from classic punk, metal, and even shades of experimental music. They have a wide range of musical influences including Unsane, Retox, Gaytheist, and Unwound.
The 2013 release, “Retarder” they have followed up their self titled release with a heavier more straightforward sound that is impacting the local music scene. Jake Weller from SeattleRockGuy said recently online; “Before anybody else in the PNW was bringing back the crunchy, abrasive noise rock of yesteryear (think Touch&Go/AmRep), these guys were doing it. Over the last decade or so, I've often thought of them as the most underrated band in Seattle. Check out their new album and judge for yourself.”
The 2016 release, "Distorted Diva" Jeff McNulty from Passive Aggressive; I can honestly say this is just about as heavy as any TAD record and that’s a huge compliment coming from me. Their latest offering, Distorted Diva, starts with an immediate punch in the face titled “Shithead Complex”. What follows is the trio doing what they do best. “Body Parts” and “Plunge” are two of my personal favorites. There is even a tender moment on the last song, “Mammal”, if you need a hug on the way out.
When performing live they offer up a shockingly loud show that proves that they are in sync musically and have been playing together for a long time. Even in small spaces, they manage to fill them with an enormous amount of energy while assaulting the audience with punk rock perfection. The trio is currently set to release a new EP in 2020! Expect a heavy and burly record!