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Initial post: February 14

Wrapped up in three layers of clothing, in a vain attempt to keep out the desperately chilly weather, we hand delivered Pocketless Shirt EP vinyl to Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn. Pick up a copy today and save your bleeding Big Apple heart!

New York now joins Austin as the next international hub to supply Nic Armstrong & The Thieves thirsty and undernourished fans. Pocketless Shirt, the limited pressing, six track 12" vinyl can now be found at these stores:


  • Antone's Records - 2928 Guadalupe St #101, Austin, TX 78705
  • End of an Ear - 2209 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
  • Waterloo Records - 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
  • Cactus Music - 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, TX 77098

New York:

  • Rough Trade NYC
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Winter's shadow still shrouds life here in Austin. But with the hope of Spring just around the corner, the knife moves a little further away from the wrist and...hold on a minute, we're happy to announce the full and official Nic Armstrong and The Thieves schedule during the week of mayhem that is the South by Southwest Conference.

2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the first US shows by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - blasting away the crowd at a memorable Club de Ville show. With a new EP close to completion and shows on the books, Nic and the band are sharpening their teeth for future voyages beyond the Lone Star State.

  • March 12th: Harnessing the power of some fine English cheek, we're bringing the spirit of the mad, breathless mindfuck of SXSW to New York City for the Interactive segment of the festival. The first showcase takes place at The Cake Shop at 9:00 PM - other acts include Gunfight!, Cool Ghouls and Monte de Rosa's Band.
  • March 12th: Second showcase (and...
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We are glad to announce that Pocketless Shirt EP by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves is now playing on Pandora and joins The Greatest White Liar in the music streaming platform's library.

Go to Pandora and create and share your own Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' music station. Go curate your own station! Thumbs up? Thumbs down?

Don't forget to pick up your own copy of Pocketless Shirt on vinyl or mp3.

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Spotted: Nic Armstrong ID-ed with his trusty Danelectro guitar at Cacophony Recorders in a new Google Fiber commercial out and about in Austin, TX. That's a funny sentence.

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On Thursday September 19, work started on the follow up to 2013's Pocketless Shirt EP with a song release expected for mid-November / early December. Updated EP release set for beginning of February.

Become a member of the mailing list to be the first to receive release details.


Check out this fun story of the British couple who got married in Austin, TX at Roadhouse Relics (who made the neon sign for the Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull sleeve art).

"Cupid, throw back your bow.."

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After that horrendous lull in recording activity between slipping into the Texas quicksand and releasing last November's Pocketless Shirt EP we are grateful to announce that a follow up EP is in the works. We have drawn up a shortlist of 10 tracks from 50+ and we'll be whittling these down further for a release before the end of the year! More info to follow.

This is in line with our strategy of releasing AT LEAST one music product every 12 months.

In the meantime, have you got your copy of Pocketless Shirt EP yet?

2nd Red-Hot Hootenanny

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will bring the Brit rock and roll to the 2nd Annual Red-Hot Hootenanny and Pie Contest, a benefit for KOOP 91.7 FM scheduled for Sunday 13 July at the exceptionally atmospheric Spiderhouse Ballroom in Austin, TX. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

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Check out the current issue of Up & Atom for an interview with Nic. Go get modded up!

Many thanks to Atom Retro and Madcap Clothing.

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Biggest Swabfest in Texas - Thursday 8th May - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Just announced: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves added to lineup.. Come and get registered in the national stem cell registry along with great music and food. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!

Please join and share the Facebook and do512 event pages. Spread the word.


Band Line-Up

  • 11:00 am - Phoebe Hunt
  • 11:30 am - J.T. Van Zandt
  • 12:00 pm- Adam Ahrens
  • 1:00 pm - Elizabeth McQueen
  • 2:00 pm - Drew Smith
  • 3:00 pm - Erin Ivey
  • 4:00 pm - The Continuums
  • 5:00 pm - Jeff Lofton
  • 6:00 pm - Matt Hubbard Trio
  • 7:00 pm - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves
  • 8:00 pm - For Her And The Snow
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Buzzing to be back up to New York City with two dates in May. Shows are not to be missed.

  • Sunday 11 May - Rockwood Music Hall at 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 14 May - The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30 PM
Pocketless Shirt EP

The story continues:

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - Pocketless Shirt EP - BUY it now on VINYL! Also available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

"shows us what we've been missing" - The Sunday Times UK

"will leave you wanting more" - Gigslutz

"beautiful fuzz-goth beachy sound" - Ovrld

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