May 11, 2023 – Buzzworthy English alt rock band Nothing But Thieves has released their new single “Overcome,” the second track release off their forthcoming album, Dead Club City. The new song, which first premiered as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World, is an epic pop track that has a fragment of nostalgia yet feels captivatingly modern and uniquely Nothing But Thieves. Backed by an anthemic melody and 80s synths, “Overcome”builds to an uplifting and euphoric chorus that captures the mood of the album and echoes the feelings of escapism, hope, and new beginnings. It’s an unabashed, pedal-to-the-metal road trip anthem – think Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” relocated from California to the Essex coast. PRESS HERE to download/stream. The song’s official music video, directed by Teeeezy C (Central Cee, Unknown T), gives another visual glimpse into Dead Club City and portrays a couple’s own escapist story within the city, set against a backdrop of a live performance by the band. PRESS HERE to watch. Due out Friday, July 7th via RCA/Sony Music with U.S. distribution by AWAL, Dead Club City, the band’s fourth studio album, also features Nothing But Thieves’ hit single “Welcome To The DCC,” which has amassed 10 million global streams and become the band’s highest charting track ever. Dead Club City is available to pre-order now – PRESS HERE.
“‘Overcome’ has always felt like a ‘throw your stuff in a bag and get away’ song,” shares the band. “Dead Club City (the city) would definitely feel enticing for someone like that. We’re all battling something, so having a song on the album that would describe why someone would want change felt right.”
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 are making a statement return, marking an innovative new chapter with Dead Club City. The five-piece first introduced this new era with the March release of “Welcome To The DCC,” the opening track off the new concept album. The confident and punchy song not only signals the band’s more sonically leftfield sound, but also advertises the world of DCC, otherwise known as Dead Club City, and the songs and ideas to come. A rock song, but with an experimental funk edge and 80’s influences, the track builds through the opening tension, breaking to upbeat synths and a huge soaring chorus. PRESS HERE to watch the official music video for “Welcome To The DCC” and PRESS HERE to listen to the official Fred Falke Remix, just released May 5th.
Through their forthcoming 11-track album, Nothing But Thieves showcase their city-sized, members-only club, Dead Club City. The album’s tracklist and overall narrative is formed by different characters and story arcs from in and around the city. 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. Recorded and self-produced by NBT guitarist Dominic Craik, the songs on Dead Club City are vividly alive with big ideas, pop hooks, soul flourishes, hip hop beats, crunchy riffs, and lead vocalist Conor Mason’s remarkable and slinky falsetto.
With a well-earned reputation for their energetic and impassioned performances, Nothing But Thieves’ live show is one not to be missed and, following a summer tour throughout Europe, the band will return to North America this fall on the Welcome To The DCC World Tour. The 18-date headlining outing, presented by Live Nation and featuring support from Kid Kapichi, kicks off September 12th in Washington, DC and stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, and more, before wrapping October 9th in Tempe. Tickets are moving fast, with shows in Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, and Los Angeles already sold out. Nothing But Thieves will also perform at Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals while in the U.S. this fall. The Welcome To The DCC Tour then continues back in the UK, which includes two nights headlining London’s Wembley Arena. See below for details on all North American tour dates and visit https://www.nbthieves.com/events/ for the full list of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets.
Over the past decade, Southend, UK quintet Nothing But Thieves – Conor Mason(vocals, guitar), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboard), Philip Blake (bass), and James Price (drums) – has built a loyal and wide following for their impactful alt rock sound, amassing over 1.2 million worldwide album sales, 2 billion worldwide streams, and 300 million video views in addition to multiple gold and platinum records around the world. The band first debuted in 2015 with their self-titled album Nothing But Thieves, featuring their #1 US Alternative radio single “Trip Switch,”followed by their 2017 acclaimed album, Broken Machine, which charted at #2 on the UK album chart and was hailed “one of the best rock albums of the year” by The Independent. They’ve since released the EP, What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way(2018), and their massively successful third album, Moral Panic (2020), which charted at #3, accrued over 320 million streams, and earned the band the Best Indie Act at Global Radio’s 2021 Awards. Nothing But Thieves released Moral Panic II in 2021 with both projects forming Moral Panic (The Complete Edition) and toured the new music throughout 2021 and 2022 with headline shows and festival dates in both the UK and Europe, including their biggest ever London headline show at O2 Arena and a 17,000-headlining show at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, alongside a live support slot with The Rolling Stones in Lyon. Stateside, Nothing But Thieves has performed at such marquee festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and BottleRock and appeared on top late night TV programs including Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Conan.
Nothing But Thieves has never sounded as vital, inspired, and blisteringly adventurous as they do now in this new era. Welcome to Dead Club City.
|(Dead Club City Album Cover Art) Nothing But Thieves – North American Tour|
Tuesday, September 12 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Thursday, September 14 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
Friday, September 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Saturday, September 16 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *SOLD OUT
Monday, September 18 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *SOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 19 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Thursday, September 21 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
Friday, September 22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Saturday, September 23 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre *SOLD OUT
Monday, September 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Tuesday, September 26 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Thursday, September 28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Friday, September 29 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory at Deep Ellum
Sunday, October 1 – Denver, CO @ Summit *SOLD OUT
Monday, October 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
Tuesday, October 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Thursday, October 5 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock
Friday, October 6 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *SOLD OUT
Monday, October 9 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
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