Southend’s finest, Nothing But Thieves have announced the release of their self-titled debut album, on October 16th via RCA Victor, featuring singles ‘Trip Switch’, ‘Ban All The Music’ and ‘Graveyard Whistling’.
As a little treat for fans in the lead-up to the release, a new track from the deluxe edition of the album, ‘Honey Whiskey’ is now available for instant download with pre-orders and is streaming here:
With the album set for release in October, the band have been added to a multitude of international festivals, including Reading & Leeds, as well as the main support slot at Muse’s Rock In Rome show last weekend.
As guitarist Joe explains of the album: “Many of these songs were written 2 to 3 years ago in a garage in Southend. We had a clear vision and knew what we wanted to create, so much so that we kept a lot of the takes that were recorded in the garage from the demos, which maybe isn’t the best thing in terms of sound quality, but fuck it. We really tried to not give ourselves any boundaries when writing the album. Collectively we hate albums that are the same song or formula repeated 11 times, it’s boring. It seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment too. Our first EP was eclectic in itself and the album is definitely a continuation of that, we’ve stretched the sound further. It’s both harder and more atmospheric. Songs like ‘Hostage’ were really nothing more than an experiment to see how electronics and dance structures changed how we sound as a band. ‘Drawing Pins’ and ‘Ban All The Music’ is purely the sound we make when the 5 of us get in a room.”
Recorded between Angelic Studios, Little Drummer Boy and Hits & Arts Studios and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Maccabees,U2, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds To Mars) and Adam Noble (Placebo, Don Broco, Kids In Glass Houses), the album will undoubtedly take the band to the next level. They’ve always had the songs, now they have the platform.
This is definitely one to look forward to!
2. Ban All The Music
3. Wake Up Call
5. If I Get High
6. Graveyard Whistling
8. Trip Switch
9. Lover, Please Stay
10. Drawing Pins
12. Tempt You (Evocation)
17th Jul – Truck Festival (Oxford)
29th–30th Aug – Reading & Leeds Festivals
5th Sep – Bingley Music Live (Bingley)