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Nic Armstrong and the Thieves in-studio on World Cafe - 08/10/2005

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Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Rocking

Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Rocking

Nic Armstrong and the Thieves in-studio on World Cafe - 08/10/2005

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Set List

Music Nic Armstrong and the Thieves play for 'World Cafe':

  • "I Can't Stand It"
  • "On a Promise"
  • "Broken Mouth Blues"

British rockers Nic Armstrong and the Thieves bring energy and passion to their quest of revitalizing garage rock. Their debut album, The Greatest White Liar is sure to stir up memories of the finest British invasion bands like the Stones, Beatles, and the Kinks.

In Nottingham, Nic Armstrong found other musicians inspired by the sounds of the early 1960s. New West Records hide caption

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Armstrong and his band from Nottingham have enough flair and imagination to be among the finest rock and roll bands heard today. Their sound harkens back to a pre-psychedelic time when rock had a more melodic bent.

In addition to Armstrong on harmonica and guitar, the Thieves are: Jonny Aitken (drums); Shane Lawlor (bass); and Glynn Wedgewood (guitar). All the members contribute to the songwriting duties, and they are also known to switch instruments on occasion.

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