Lightning 100 Presents
Future Thieves, Vera Sola
Thursday, May 9
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmMarathon Music Works
$20.00 - $40.00
This event is all ages
No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of Marathon Music Works and/or Ticketfly. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). Standing room only. No re-entry.https://www.marathonmusicworks.com/event/1823125/
Additionally, “Fuel on the Fire” and “Blankets of Sorrow,” the first tracks to be revealed from the record, debut today. Listen/share them HERE and HERE.
So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.
Of So that you might hear me, band members Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar) explains, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”
In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.
The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 in the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.
The band quickly formed a distinct sound, blending alternative pop vocal melodies with driving guitars and intricate rhythms. Their debut LP Horizon Line was released independently on October 23, 2015, and the song “Horizon Line” landed at #26 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart. Future Thieves spent the next year and change spreading their music in venues all across the States and Europe, hitting major festivals including Loufest, Bonnaroo, Summerfest, SXSW, Forecastle, Live on the Green, and WAM along the way. Live At Blue Rock was recorded in Wimberley, TX and released on January 13, 2017. From these live recordings, “Ghosts” was exclusively showcased on TeamCOCO.com. The band quickly released the stand-alone single and video for “Sucker” as an indication of what was to come. Featuring smooth synths and guitar-driven pop, Collett’s vocal melody demanded center stage. The song was premiered on Billboard.com and AltPress.com, and the video was exclusively streamed with Jimmy Fallon.
Future Thieves wrote and recorded the well-anticipated follow up to Horizon Line throughout 2017. The second full-length album is slated for release in the earlier half of 2018.
Collett, a coal miner's son from the hills of Kentucky, teamed up with heavily blues influenced Nickell after running live sound for numerous artists and traveling to play shows in and around Nashville. Just before moving to Tennessee with Nickell, Elliot graduated with an audio engineering degree in Lexington, KY. Nickell's blues background comes from a similar small town upbringing where his father's taste in music drove Stan to create his own style of guitar phrasing while developing a love of guitar repair and technical work.
McCool and Goss both hail from southern Indiana, dating back to the 6th grade together and continuing through college at Purdue University. Each grew up playing the guitar after stealing tablature books and bouncing ideas off of friends down the street. After graduating college the two moved to Nashville to pursue music.
For Gianni, growing up in Los Angeles offered the perfect blend of culture and music for Gibson to focus on his skills as a percussionist. Having both parents involved in the music industry, he realized his passion for music at a very young age.
The band's instrumentation is written collectively, while Collett spreads his melodies and storytelling across the tracks. Future Thieves brings a big indie rock/americana sound with a powerful rhythm section, fresh guitar melodies, and singer/songwriter style vocals.
Future Thieves recently finished recording their first effort earlier this year and are set to release three new singles later this summer. All tracks are impressively played, engineered, and produced by Future Thieves in their home studio Nashville Music House in Nashville, TN.