London based City Of Thieves are set to make waves in the rock world with the release of their EP ‘Incinerator’ on 22nd September 2015 via Townsend Records.
With the band making their live debut at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival – City Of Thieves have also been confirmed for Bloodstock Festival, Legends Of Rock and Planet Rock Radio ROCKSTOCK – expect headline shows and special guest slots to be announced shortly.
Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May, the buzz is spreading about City Of Thieves – no frills, no messin’, no gimmicks – it’s heavy rock in its purest form and will send you straight to the front of the stage with sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.
Working with acclaimed artist and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, The Answer, The Virginmarys) City Of Thieves frontman/bassist Jamie Lailey knew at an early stage the band wanted to take rock by the scruff of its neck and give it a good shake. “We knew what we wanted to do, we’d been devouring the songwriting and if we were inclined, we could have released a ton of material out of the gate. Toby took what we had and refined it. I’m glad we sat back and digested things with him, it was a major turning point for the band.”
So what about the songs? “The new material has bags of groove, different speeds and attitude. We mix it up but keep it genuine and made sure everything flows. Why play something that’s monotonous, I’m not saying we’re reinventing the wheel but if you think your own music is boring, why inflict that on your audience?” says Will Richards (drums). “We can’t wait to unleash the other tunes and get on the road to play live” chips in Lailey.
With Planet Rock Radio playlisting ‘Incinerator’ and show announcements happening – City Of Thieves are set to make a name for themselves over the coming months.
The EP is just the start with this stellar release from the band, with the debut album scheduled to be unleashed in 2016.
Live shows 2015:
7th Aug – DERBY – BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
18th Oct – GREAT YARMOUTH – LEGENDS OF ROCK FESTIVAL
4th Dec – SOUTH CORNELLY – PLANET ROCK RADIO ROCKSTOCK
City Of Thieves are:
Vocals/Bass – Jamie Lailey
Guitar/Backing Vox – Ben Austwick
Guitar/Backing Vox – Adam Wardle
Drums/Backing Vox – Will Richards