What are your names?
Jess (vocals), Paul (guitar), Rick (bass), and Chris (drums)
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
It was inspired by the orange glow over London at night and the lights that take away the night… nothing to do with burglary!
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
We’re based in London and formed in 2017, when Jess and Rick started looking for a guitarist to start a new project. Paul got in touch, auditioned, and we went from there writing as much as possible with the aim of creating music with a blend of energetic melodic rock with pop and hints of metal. Chris joined us last year bringing even more energy to the band.
What made you go in to music?
Watching live bands and wanting to make music that we love to listen.
Are you a signed?
You released your new single ‘Numero Uno’, tell us more about the single.
Numero Uno is our debut single and taken from our upcoming EP.
What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s about rebelling against those who deceive and manipulate for power versus survival.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
Our writing process usually starts by WhatsApping ideas to each other and playing around with them in Logic or Garageband. Numero Uno started life as some bass lines, Paul picked out a part which became the verse and then wrote the intro, pre-chorus, chorus, and then sent it back to Rick to write the middle 8. We then jammed it out in the studio and Jess experimented with vocal melodies. During the writing process we will change and tweak bits until it feels right. Numero Uno came together pretty quickly.
Who did you work with on the single?
Jason Wilson at Stakeout Studios, who’s produced bands such as Reuben, Marisa and the Moths, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and many more awesome bands.
What was the recording process like?
Hard work! In a good way though. Jason really pushed us but, it was definitely worth it as his influence and advice really made the track pop. We did our own pre-production and Jason used those as guide tracks. The drums went down first, then bass, most of the guitar, then vocals. The guitar solo was tracked last. In our pre-production recording the verse was a bit too funky so it was toned down with a straight beat. Jason came up with a picked guitar idea for the second part of the verse, which added a cool dark feel to the song. It was a really nice vibe in the studio, where we all supported and pushed each other to make sure we did the song justice.
Will we see an EP or album and if so what can we expect?
Yes! Our EP is out on Friday 21st February 2020 along with a new video. Follow us on Instagram for latest updates @nightthievesofficial “
Do you have any shows coming up?
We have some spring dates coming up;
13/03 The Birds Nest, Depford, London
24/03 The Horn, St Albans
02/04 Nambucca, London (supporting Marisa and the Moths)
17/04 Hope and Anchor, Islington, London
Please follow our Facebook page @NightThievesOfficial or our website www.nightthieves.co.uk for announcements!
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
Our EP, more videos, including some behind the scenes stuff, and hopefully festival announcements –
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We haven’t thought of that but it could be fun to do! We’re all approachable on social media or at one of our gigs.
Who are your influences?
Everyone in the band brings their own influence that makes Night Thieves sound unique, from pop to hardcore. We love to go to others gigs together such as Dream State, Periphery, Rolo Tomassi and so many more!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Between us; volcanology, cyber-security, travelling, videography, and going to see other bands!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Always have a plan B.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do what you want to do and make music for yourself. Don’t take criticism personally, use it to create something positive.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Check out Denmark Street in Soho before all of the music shops disappear!
You’re coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Bed.
2/ Who do you see first? Boyfriend/Husband/Girlfriend/Wife/Cat/Dog.. delete as appropriate!
3/What do you eat first? Something healthy, maybe.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
1) The songs!
5) The drummer 😉
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
You can find us here –