Hotly-tipped Reading quartet, Attention Thieves, are pleased to announce the release of the ‘Hard Truths’ EP on September 16th. The six-track affair will be the first release on the HYPE.LBL, a new label set up by the Hype Clothing Company. ‘Hard Truths’ follows the release of their well received debut single, ‘Can’t See The Light’, released in March of this year. The first fruits of the EP can be heard online now, in the form of lead single, ‘Take A Bow’.
You can stream ‘Take A Bow’ here: https://soundcloud.com/attentionthieves/take-a-bow
Speaking of the release and their partnering with Hype, singer Alex Green says, “we’re so proud of the songs on this record and we can’t wait to hear people’s responses. We’ve always been a band doing things on our own and self-funding everything, so it feels good to finally have a solid team around us who are willing to help us out and share the same vision as us.”
Green and his band are fast coming one of the most talked about bands in the British underground. Their hard work on the live circuit for the last couple of years has been duly rewarded with opportunities such as the Reading and Leeds and Hit The Deck festivals, shows alongside Enter Shikari and a performance at Thorpe Park to mark the opening of ‘The Swarm’ roller coaster.
Despite their promising beginnings, the smooth moments have definitely been equalled out with some rough ones. For example – Alex played for 6 months with a slipped disc in his back, due to not wanting to cancel shows. Around the same time, the singer also caught whooping cough shortly before he was due in the studio. Not a fan of cancellations, the vocalist was in the studio recording his parts for ‘Hard Truths’ five days after his operation, with the aid of a walking stick!
The grit and determination the band have already shown, coupled with their ever-flourishing songwriting will no doubt see them continue to make their mark in 2013, before gearing up for a debut full length next year.