Oxygen Thieves return with To Boast, the lead track from their new EP ahead of gig with Coves and VEYU, Getintothis Adam Lowerson salutes their snarling comeback.
Angry indie is back.
Back in full, miserable, resentful force.
The past year has seen the emergence of a hoard of gloom rockers with the likes of the Fat White Family and the Amazing Snakeheads grabbing the music world by the scruff of its neck, pinning it against a wall and calling it a prick.
Wirral band Oxygen Thieves have been a name on Getintothis’ radar for some time – and their modus operandi is exactly that; raw, intense, snarling alt-rock.
They made their name with Deltasonic supported track Mascara, and after sometime away they’re back with a debut EP, We Found The Thieves set for release on May 5 via Secret House Records.
The first offering comes in the form of single To Boast. The track is dark and in-your-face, describing a list of things that singer Alex Fewtrell won’t do, and going from the lyrics, there isn’t much he will do.
The layers of discordant guitars and constant driving rhythms give the song a gripping intensity which is sure to translate well in a live situation. If there’s one thing you can take away from listening to the Oxygen Thieves, it’s don’t mess with them.
On Thursday April 24, they play alongside psychedelic duo Coves and GIT Award 2014 nominees VEYU at the Shipping Forecast – an underground, dungeon tailor made for their six-string bite.
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