Review: Nothing But Thieves, Electric Ballroom, London

Nothing But Thieves are the breakout band of the year, having just recently released their self-titled debut album which hit the ground hard earning them a top 10 spot in the first week.

Huge congratulations, lads! On 30 October they played Camden’s Electric Ballroom for their first sold-out London show, and we were there to see it all unfold.

The boys hit the stage at 20:30 and had the crowd right at their fingertips from the first riff until the last drum beat. It seemed like the entire venue was belting their hearts out to every single song and it was enchanting. A band not many had heard of just a couple months ago and who just released their debut album a few days before the gig suddenly had a room of roughly 1,000 people in London sing along to all of their songs.

Nothing But Thieves - Trip Switch (Live at the Electric Ballroom)

The sound was spot-on and the singing skills by lead singer Conor Mason were out of this world. Flawless, and not just considering how nervous they must have been, but flawless for any gig. The band seemed truly humbled and mind-blown by the sold out gig, and gave it their all throughout the whole 60 minute set. We are certain these guys are headed for greatness (or world domination, as they put it).

Nothing But Thieves Ticketmaster Tim Easton Reading

Photo taken at Reading Festival 2015

The Southend-On-Sea five-piece have just announced a six-date, Under My Skin UK tour in April 2016, including venues like the O2 Institute Birmingham and London’s 2,000-cap O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, before finishing at Bristol Trinity. Brace yourselves; this alt-rock band will definitely get under your skin (in a good way) once you’ve seen them live.

Nothing But Thieves, Electric Ballroom, 30/10/15