English band Nothing But Thieves is set to perform their well loved hits “If I Get High,” “Lover, Please Stay,” “Amsterdam,” “Sorry,” “Particles” and “Wake Up Call” for the first time at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City on January 21, 2018.
Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price, the band’s music celebrates eclecticism and songcraft.
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Pushing the boundaries
The alternative rock band gained the respect from pillars of the modern rock community – among them Muse, who took them out as support band on their 2016 arena tour.
“We weren’t setting out to write something completely different, but I would say we experimented more, tried to push the boundaries, tried to capture something that pushed us outside of our comfort zone,” shared guitarist Dom Kraik. “If a song made us feel a bit odd, that’s good.” In fact, it’s that spirit that motivates them. “The mantra of the band is to not regurgitate any ideas,” frontman Mason added.
Less of a consideration is whether their songs are arena-ready anthems, despite road testing their last collection while on tour with Muse. That, they say, will come naturally. “It shouldn’t be a conscious thing to write those kinds of songs. ‘Sorry’ and ‘Particle’s could be deemed big arena songs, but they could equally have been tiny and indie – we didn’t set out to write them as massive tunes.”
Actually, say the band, they hope simply to keep growing as they have in those incredible two years since their debut. Their main goal is more noble. “We’re a guitar band with a really modern take on music,” Conor beamed. “We’re trying to be on the forefront. We play guitars, but we’re not a rock band in the traditional way, because we’re trying to modernise and push the boundaries of what you’re supposed to sound like as a band.”
Produced by Ovation Productions. Tickets go on-sale on November and will be available through TicketNet. Ticket are priced at P5750, P3750 and P1750.