***** ▒ Vlotte, swingende, goede rockplaat uit begin mei 2017 van de Britse alternatieve rock formatie uit Southend-On-Sea: "Nothing But Thieves" !!! Voorloper van hun nieuwe tweede studioalbum: "Broken Machine" !!! Een ode aan: "Amsterdam", vet 5 sterren ☺!!!
***** Might just be the best mainstream rock single of the year. What a surprise this is though after their relatively middling debut effort. This song just kicks down the gate and charges in. Most of all I'm impressed by lead singer Conor on this track, who really seems to have honed his technique in the interim years with a spectacular performance on display here. The hook is immense, and he compliments the rigid guitars on the bridge with some high class screaming.
Also this proves that just like a decade ago, I remain a sucker for rock songs with 'Again and again and again...' in their chorus.