Reading rockers Attention Thieves are a band who, due to much radio play and a fair bit of TV time, have quite a bit of hype around them right now, and rightly so. As new EP ‘Look A Little Closer’ bursts into action with opener ‘You’ll Be The First One’, the song which is getting its fair share of attention on the new music circuit right now.
with the UK rock scene pretty overloaded, Attention Thieves have done pretty well to break out of the crowd. Think Fightstar meets Funeral For A Friend but with catchier hooks; that’s exactly what you have with the opener from this four-track EP.
The rest of it isn’t too shabby either, with the slightly heavier ‘Bring Yourself To Justice’ showing Attention Thieves‘ togetherness as a band, with tight melodic riffs, and harmonious blasts of “open your mind” contrasting the lead vocals, working right into your subconscious to ensure this song, and Attention Thieves, will remain in your mind for days to come.
‘Can’t Say’ brings out a slight Alexisonfire influence at the intro, with beautifully contrasting clean vocals, with light screaming and energy in abundance.
Attention Thieves appear to have burst onto the scene from pretty much nowhere against all odds, and you might just want to look a little closer at them in the near future. I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear of them.
Written by Gary Cassidy