Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have announced a new 5-track EP Moral Panic II, which is the follow-up to their #3 acclaimed third album Moral Panic released last year. They have also shared a brand new track and lyric video Miracle, Baby, which follows recent single Futureproof.

Moral Panic II follows the band’s acclaimed third album Moral Panic and was written following the completion of the latter, despite a connection between the two both thematically and lyrically. The EP features 5 brand new tracks, including recent single Futureproof and new track Miracle, Baby and is a reflective body of work tinged with emotion, anger and hope, which openly and passionately discusses many issues we face in modern society today. Released on 23rd July via RCA Records/Sony Music, the EP is available now for pre-order here and the tracklisting is as follows:

Moral Panic II
2.If I Were You
3.Miracle, Baby
4.Ce n’est Rien
5.Your Blood

“Moral Panic II was something we decided to do only after Part I was all mixed, mastered and the records pressed.  It didn’t feel like we were done with the Moral Panic theme – I think partly because we hadn’t been able to tour the project yet, it didn’t feel right to move on. But we also had the luxury of time to assess the album and explore some avenues we felt the album may have missed.”

“In that way, it was important that Moral Panic II comprised of completely fresh, newly written songs rather than songs that just didn’t wind up making the album, like how a traditional deluxe version would function. There’s a familiarity, but we also really honed in on a new side of the band. Part II really rounds Part I out – the two parts should be enjoyed as one project.”

New track Miracle, Baby, produced by Rich Costey (Biffy Clyro, Haim, Foo Fighters) is intensely captivating and gives another taste of Moral Panic II with its refreshing narrative and commanding chorus. The track is accompanied by a lyric video, which can be watched here. The band say;

“Miracle, Baby was written directly after Futureproof. After experimenting with hip hop/RnB influences on that song, it really helped inform a direction for us to follow – we tried to pull vocal inspiration from soul and funk and musical inspiration from almost a prog rock background. The lyrics are light-hearted in a way which felt refreshing to include in the Moral Panic world. We wanted to create a narrative – they’re actually very nearly a joke, but the end seems to turn them round somehow and makes the whole thing more punchy.”

September 2021
Thurs 30th – Dublin – Olympia

October 2021
Sat 2nd – Belfast – Ulster Hall
Wed 6th – Plymouth – Pavillions
Thurs 7th – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Fri 8th – London – O2 Arena
Sun 10th – Birmingham – O2 Academy – sold out
Mon 11th – Glasgow – Barrowland – sold out
Tues 12th – Glasgow – Barrowland – sold out
Thurs 14th – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse – sold out
Fri 15th – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse – sold out
Sat 16th – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena

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