The New Thieves are new on the block, they have existed little over six months but are building the momentum and vigour of a fourteen year old who has just discovered their old man’s hidden stash of naughty magazines. As a sound they carry with them the swagger of garage rock with tinges of Britpop incorporated within, perhaps elements of Parklife era Blur or 2000s band: Twisted Wheel – a band that clearly have knack for writing catchy guitar anthems. Their previous release: ‘Cough Sweet’ received plenty of attention on the media circles having gained airtime on BBC Introducing South.
The three piece have recently released ‘IDIOT’ – 3:44 of pure, angsty, hell to leather punk. Pulling parts from the best, glamorous and unashamedly catchy guitar anthems of the past decade, there’s hints of Franz Ferdinand and snarls from the likes of Sleaford Mods or Drenge. IDIOT has recently been used for the Dr Martens ‘stand for something’ campaign – testament to their British sound and grit. You get the sense that a band with such a flair for writing catchy songs has plenty of oil left in the tank and here’s hoping that The New Thieves go from strength to strength. “I-D-I-O-T not for me”.
Check out the video for IDIOT below:
Categories: What We Caught in Brighton