Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May 2016, the buzz has been spreading about City Of Thieves – no frills, no messin', no gimmicks – it's British heavy rock in its purest form and will send you straight to the front of the stage with no nonsense sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.
Working with acclaimed artist and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, The Answer, The Virginmarys, Toesland, Wayward Sons) City Of Thieves front man/bassist Jamie Lailey knew at an early stage the 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 hammering 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 helped us to refine it. I'm glad we sat back and digested things with him, it was a major turning point for the band."
With producer Toby Jepson at the helm, Mike Fraser on mixing duties and mastering by Simon Francis (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream) the vision of this new material was in the best of hands. When asked what he thought about City Of Thieves, Mike Fraser simply replied "Killer band...Killer songs". This is not a throwaway comment, this is from a true craftsman whose worked on albums for
Metallica, AC/DC, Slipknot, Aerosmith and more.