Broken Machine (Deluxe) by Nothing But Thieves on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Sustained passion and crushing power are the dominant textures emerging from the Essex band’s second album. Credit singer Conor Mason, who lets his multi-octave voice proudly unfurl like a terrace banner. They rock with razor focus and an ear for sublime hooks and audio tricks on tracks like “I’m Not Made By Design” and “Amsterdam.” When they slow it down, like on “Particles,” “Hell, Yeah,” and “Soda,” Nothing But Thieves unlock stadium-anthem levels on par with Radiohead or Keane.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sustained passion and crushing power are the dominant textures emerging from the Essex band’s second album. Credit singer Conor Mason, who lets his multi-octave voice proudly unfurl like a terrace banner. They rock with razor focus and an ear for sublime hooks and audio tricks on tracks like “I’m Not Made By Design” and “Amsterdam.” When they slow it down, like on “Particles,” “Hell, Yeah,” and “Soda,” Nothing But Thieves unlock stadium-anthem levels on par with Radiohead or Keane.

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About Nothing But Thieves

Hailing from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, Nothing But Thieves make passionate guitar-based rock that balances indie rock artfulness with a pop sensibility. Formed in 2012, Nothing But Thieves feature singer Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. The group gained early attention with several EPs, including 2013's If You Don't Believe, It Can't Hurt You and 2014's Graveyard Whistling. In 2015, Nothing But Thieves released their self-titled debut album, featuring the singles "Itch," "Hanging," and "Trip Switch," with the latter reaching number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Nothing But Thieves would eventually break into the Top 15 of the Billboard Alternative, Heatseekers, and Rock Album charts. After extensive touring, the band returned to the studio, emerging in the spring of 2017 with "Amsterdam," the lead single from their sophomore album, Broken Machine, which arrived in September of that year. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • FORMED
    2012

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