Southend sits at the tail of the country - any further and you're swimming in the channel.
A run down south coast town, Southend nonetheless boasts a thriving music scene. Eager to foster individuals, epic newcomers Nothing But Thieves are doing things their own way.
There's a touch of (early) Muse in there, a hint of Radiohead while the vocal leaps are reminiscent of the late Jeff Buckley. Snapped up by RCA Victor, Nothing But Thieves will release debut EP 'Graveyard Whistling' on July 21st.
EP cut 'Emergency' is already lauded by the likes of Zane Lowe, with the band themselves due to hit the road this summer. With those dates fast approaching, Nothing But Thieves have handed their latest video to Clash.
'Itch' is a sweeping, soaring piece of music, near operatic in tone and delivery. Matched to a stylishly shot performance clip, you can watch the video now.
Nothing But Thieves have confirmed the following shows:
3 Hyde Park, London British Summertime
22 London Barfly
23 Exeter Cavern
24 Southampton Unit
25 Southend Chinnerys
26 Brighton Frog Bar
27 Birmingham The Yard Bird
28 Leicester Scholar Bar
29 Leeds Cockpit
30 York Duchess
31 Glasgow Broadcast
1 Hull Adelphi