CITY OF THIEVES : debut single 'Buzzed Up City' - OUT NOW / from album to be released October 2018 on Frontiers


debut single
’Buzzed Up City’
out now


from the album
‘Beast Reality’
out 12.10.18
album pre-order link

live at The Big Red,
London 30.05.18

The buzz has been spreading about City Of Thieves ever since they made their initial debut in
2015. No frills, no messin', no gimmicks – just heavy rock in its purest form that will send you 
straight to the front of the stage with no nonsense sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.

Working with acclaimed artist/producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, The Answer, The Virginmarys), 
City Of Thieves frontman and bassist Jamie Lailey knew from the outset that his band wanted to 
take rock by the scruff of its neck and give it a good shake. "We knew what we wanted to do, we’d 
been devouring the songwriting and if we were inclined, we could have released a ton of material 
out of the gate. Toby took what we had and refined it. I'm glad we sat back and digested things with 
him, as it was a major turning point for the band." With Jepson at the helm, Mike Fraser on mixing 
duties and mastering by Simon Francis (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream), the group’s long 
anticipated debut album, entitled ‘Beast Reality’, was in the best of hands.

So what about the songs? "The new material has bags of groove, different speeds and attitude. 
We mix it up but keep it genuine and make sure everything flows. Why play something that’s 
monotonous? I'm not saying we're reinventing the wheel, but if you think your own music is boring, 
then why inflict that on your audience?" says drummer Will Richards. "We can't wait to unleash the 
other tunes and get on the road to play live," chips in Lailey.

With Planet Rock Radio playlist support for a now deleted EP release already behind them, plus 
festival appearances at the likes of Ramblin’ Man Fair, Bloodstock, Camden Rocks, Hard Rock Hell
 and Planet Rockstock under their belts, City Of Thieves are now ready to get cracking with the 
promotion of their debut single proper as they begin the build-up to the release of ‘Beast Reality’. 
These guys aren’t just here to steal your soul for the love of rock n’ roll, they're here to DEVOUR it. 
Tune in, turn it up….we'll see you down the front.

photos by Tony Mottram 

Jamie Lailey - vocals / bass
Ben Austwick - guitar
 Will Richards - drums

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City Of Thieves is part of the Frontiers New Breed family, a stable of young, exciting, up and coming 
bands who will be the future of hard rock and metal. The label is focused on finding and developing
new bands who will show the world that rock is indeed far from dead. 

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