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50 Best Albums of 2015 #11

Thunder – Wonder Days (earMUSIC)

Thunder singer Danny Bowes reflects on chart-hitting success.

What was your high point of 2015?

Danny Bowes: Hearing that Wonder Days had entered the chart at number nine. Not only had we put everything into making a great record, all the stops had been pulled out to make it happen. People had told us that there was no longer an interest in bands playing acoustic in-stores as promotion, but the fans came out in their droves. We did everything possible to let people know about the album. We’d met Andy McNab [SAS soldier-turned-novelist] on the Childline ride, so we asked him to stick a Tweet out for us. No stone was left unturned. 

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