Thames is a brand new post-punk band centered around lead singer and guitarist Merlyn Baartman. With family ties to Suffolk,England, he is no stranger to British (and Irish) punk and new wave influences (including The Cure, Fontaines D.C. and IDLES). Although his UK predecessors have proven to be a great source of inspiration, it was only after he moved to Amsterdam that he realized how emotionally closed the British can be. Whilst struggling with the slowness of the emancipation of toxic masculinity and behavior, Thames makes sure to combine high energy morality with modern post-punk sound.