Nothing But Thieves have released their highly anticipated fourth album ‘Dead Club City’ via RCA/Sony, which features the recent singles ‘Welcome to the DCC’ and ‘Overcome’ alongside new single and album focus track ‘Tomorrow Is Closed’ and follows their 2020 chart-topping album ‘Moral Panic’. A decade into their career, the band have never sounded as vital, inspired and blisteringly adventurous as they do on Dead Club City – welcome to the new era of Nothing But Thieves.
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With socially insightful lyrics and an adept ability to progress their sound and experiment between the diverse genres that shape them as a band, Nothing But Thieves showcased their more sonically leftfield sound and made a statement return with the first single from the album ‘Welcome to the DCC’, marking an innovative new chapter with their fourth record ‘Dead Club City’. ‘Welcome to the DCC’ was A-List on Radio 1 and Radio X and has also become the band’s biggest ever airplay track to date. Recent single and epic pop track ‘Overcome’ is also A-List on Radio 1 and the band recently performed both tracks at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee.
Through their new 11-track album ‘Dead Club City’, the band showcase their city-sized members only club and the album’s tracklist and overall narrative is formed by different characters and story arcs from in and around the city. Is it a shared consciousness? Another planet? The next corporate wasteland? Heaven? Or somewhere else?
Using the club as a focal point, it is easy to imagine the real-world meaning behind ‘Dead Club City’. Themes such as advertisement, unity, internet culture, the music industry, ageing and politics, as well as escapism and change are highlighted by the alienation or privilege of a members only club. Creatively engineered by the band themselves, the stories, themes and connections across ‘Dead Club City’ have been revealed in the lead-up to the album through songs, videos and artwork to showcase the overall concept behind the record.
The 11 songs are vividly alive with big ideas, pop hooks, soul flourishes, hip hop beats, crunchy riffs and Conor’s remarkable vocals. Alongside recent singles ‘Welcome to the DCC’ and ‘Overcome’ and instant grat track ‘Keeping You Around’, the album includes the epic and intriguing prog-funk track ‘Pop The Balloon’, which brings a heavier side to the album as its closer, the playful and glam ‘City Haunts’, which showcases a new side to Conor’s vocal with a slinky and soulful falsetto, and the stirring rock anthem and album focus track ‘Tomorrow Is Closed’ conveys a backdrop to the whole record with the overarching theme of wanting to escape and find somewhere new.
Weds 1st – Glasgow – O2 Academy
Fri 3rd – Bournemouth – International Centre
Sat 4th – Manchester – O2 Apollo *SOLD OUT*
Sun 5th – Manchester – O2 Apollo *SOLD OUT*
Tues 7th – Swansea – Arena
Thurs 9th – Birmingham – Resorts World Arena
Fri 10th – London – OVO Arena Wembley
Sat 11th – London OVO Arena Wembley *EXTRA DATE*
Thurs 16th – Manchester – O2 Apollo *EXTRA DATE*
Fri 17th – Belfast – The Telegraph Building
Sun 19th – Dublin – 3Olympia Theatre
Mon 20th – Dublin – 3Olympia Theatre