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August 10, 2017:

Nic will be spinning his favourite records and performing an intimate set for you at Collide ATX - 1802 E 6th St. It all starts at 8pm.

Dunlap ATX and COLLiDE Agency joined forces to create an innovative, transformative space for the Austin community.

The first of its kind, COLLiDE ATX is at once an eatery, drinking den, creative arts space and exclusive performance venue. Every other month for the duration...

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We are excited to announce that work has begun on Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' new album.

In December 2016, Nic was granted the ability to conduct business and travel overseas again - the final hurdle - ending a near decade fighting out of giant ball of red tape; a Kinks-ian, administrative limbo akin to the giant floating mirror in outer space that the baddies in Superman II were jamming in. The world is now an oyster...

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Hitting the road and visiting some killer venues! Join Nic Armstrong & The Thieves on their Election Special Trip Tour 2016. #electionspecial

11/3 - Th - San Antonio, TX - The Limelight - http://thelimelightsa.com

11/4 - F - Bryan, TX - Grand Stafford Theater -...

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing every Monday in November at The Blackheart from 10:30 to midnight.

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing live via a live stream on August 20 - you can tune in to watch at 6:00 PM (CST) / 12 noon (GMT). More details headed your way - join the e-list for a special heads-up to attend and the chance to win a goodie bag!

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👻: nicarmstrongxxx

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Negative Slant featured on KGSR's Lonestar State of Mind. Check it out below and find some great Austin tunes and bands!

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Negative Slant EP is live on Pandora! The new cuts join those from The Greatest White Liar and Pocketless Shirt.

Head to Pandora and make your Nic Armstrong & The Thieves station today!

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We are excited to announce an exclusive for Atom Retro customers!

Get a FREE download of new Nic Armstrong & The Thieves new EP - Negative Slant - with every order - only while stocks last!!!

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Woo hoo! Nic Armstrong & The Thieves newest - Negative Slant - released to all pre-orders at 12:00 AM Central Time (-6:00 GMT). It is now available for download via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

1. Negative Slant

2. Tourist Doll

3. Thom The John

4. Hailing Taxis

5. Soft And Low

We know you are going to love it - so play it to death and let us know which song is your favourite!

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Atom Retro

Nic Armstrong and The Thieves are very excited to announce a partnership with leading UK Mens and Womens Retro, Mod and Indie Clothing firm, Atom Retro.

Based in the UK and launched in 2004, Atom Retro has quickly become the one-stop shop for every Sixties fan, Retro lover or Heritage connoisseur looking for authentic, high quality and original Clothing.

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To celebrate the release of Negative Slant EP, join Nic Armstrong and The Thieves in Austin, Texas for a month of special shows at the legendary (and under threat) Hole in The Wall.

Each Wednesday, Nic Armstrong and The Thieves will perform with friends and special guests.

WEEK 1 - Nov 4 - Nic Armstrong and The Thieves will perform from 9pm - 11pm followed by Ghetto Karaoke

WEEK 2 - Nov 11 - special guests: Tennessee...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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
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Many thanks to EVERYONE who has pre-ordered their copy of Pocketless Shirt on vinyl. We are happy to announce that the acetates are getting cut this week in London by Grammy winning engineer, Noel Summerville of 3345 Mastering.

Not long to go now. Super thanks for your purchase and patience - it's gonna sound awesome!

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Happy to announce a second show in New York: The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Wednesday 14 May.

  • Nic Armstrong, Lunifred Benjamin
  • Wednesday May 14, 2014
  • Doors: 7:30 PM
  • 21 and over
  • $8 - $10
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8:15 PM - Nic Armstrong

No Cover

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$10 ADV | $12 DOS DOORS 8:00, SHOW 9:00

"Diverse bill created to hit every genre to showcase the work of Nic Armstrong. Don't miss the legend!" - Lola's Saloon

8:00 PM - Doors

9:00 PM - War Party

10:00 PM - The Apache 5

11:00 PM - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves

12:00 PM - Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward

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We are super excited by the news of radio play for Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' Pocketless Shirt EP!

With our micro (read zero!) budget and small team as manager, booker, promo and plugger, we are very grateful to KCRW and Anne Litt for all their support - a lovely and timely shot in arm! Not that we need a morale boost but one always helps during the intensity of SXSW. Tune in to Anne's show every Saturday and Sunday from noon...

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Set Pieces from Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' latest Pocketless Shirt EP makes Gigslutz' Tracks Of The Week.

Read on:

"Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Mari Lane

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite...

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Beginning Friday 31 January, Nic will undertake a weekly Friday night residency in Austin, TX from 5pm-7pm. Come and get...

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Great times were had at the Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' Pocketless Shirt EP release party at The Blackheart in Austin last month. So many thanks to everyone who made the EP and the event a great success.

Photos courtesy of Matt Lankes.

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"Album reviews: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves: A British transplant now thriving in Austin

In the mid-2000′s Nic Armstrong traveled to Austin from his English homeland and never left. We should be glad he stayed. Whether he purposefully decided to make Austin his home or whether the city herself just wouldn’t let go of him is unknown, but however it happened, it worked out in our favor. In November he put out a new EP, Pocketless...

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Super bad news: severe weather advisories have been issued for the impending ice storm and both shows this weekend at Three Links - Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX and Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK have been cancelled.

We will update re-scheduled show info as soon as possible.

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UK national broadsheet, The Sunday Times, declares, "Nine years after decamping to Texas, the Geordie garage rocker shows us what we've been missing."

Just when the coroner had been notified, they detected a pulse!

Pocketless Shirt EP is out now on most digital platforms. Buy it now:...

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Stream of Thursday's KUTX 98.9 stripped back performance: HERE

  • Body Language
  • It's A Still Life
  • Pacific Ocean
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On Monday 11th November, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves Pocketless Shirt EP (Vodka Mirror Records VMNA01EP) was released across most digital platforms.

The mirror has finally been broken.

Enjoy.

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Happy Hallowe'en!

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves confirmed for a KUT 98.9 FM Studio 1A taping.

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Yay! EP is due = party is planned!

The past few years we have been going quasi-bonkers getting all the backbones straightened, ECT to sketchbooks, moths-to-wallets, metaphors to abstractions, smashing all the mirrors of outer space.

This is a celebration of the tip of the iceberg of new music that has come to caress and form like a blanket around your soul in coming days.

We have some awesome bands playing this FREE, early...

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Pocketless Shirt EP

In addition to the limited edition 12' pressings on vinyl, Pocketless Shirt EP is now available to purchase on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pocketless-shirt-ep/id718948234?ls=1 and a variety of other digital platforms.

Official release date is 11/11 - if you order now you will be able to take advantage of special...

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Tune into KRTS 93.5 FM Marfa Public Radio on Friday 13th at 10AM CT (-6 GMT) to catch a Nic Armstrong live set. Click the link below for details on how to stream the show live. More details as they come in.

http://marfapublicradio.org/listen/

Support public radio and donate to keep them operational!

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Austin City Limits Festival alumni Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing an official ACL 2013 Late Night Show on Thursday 3rd October.

9PM: Doors

9:30: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves

10:30: BattleMe

11:30: Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll

  • Stubb's Indoors
  • Public Onsale Date: Aug 23 10:00AM
  • All Ages

Keep your ACL party going after dark! Announcing the Official...

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New. Handmade and custom cut skinny guitar straps. Nic's trusted onstage guitar strap, handmade and custom cut by the hand that strums the cables and pours the liquors.

Snap one up today and strap on a guitar. Then get mildly auto-erotic? Go to the shop!

What do you think? All comments welcome.

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves at El Cosmico

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves are extremely happy to announce their participation at this year's Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX.

Full line-up and schedule HERE (12-14th September)

"Friends of the Cosmos: the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love approaches.

Prepare to embark on an adventure for the 8th...

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New music! 6 tracks! Pre-order now! HERE

Ships direct to your home from nicarmstrongmusic.com

Not available anywhere else!

Open up the portal!

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The latest edition of The Off Quarterley - the Nic Armstrong Music newsletter - has been released.

If you are on the mailing list, check your inbox. If not, sign up below.

Featuring:

  • New EP info!
  • Last Year - an exclusive mailing list only song.
  • Last issue's NArt© forum winner.

Don't miss out on future updates: sign up today!

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Wrote and demoed Last Year in a couple of days in June.

Don't miss out! Join the mailing list for exclusive tracks and out takes.

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The Off Quarterley - the new Nic Armstrong Music newsletter is here. If you are not on the mailing list then you missed out on hearing a pre-mixed version of a brand new tune.

Make sure this does not happen again and sign up for next month's issue and be the first to explore exclusive new music.

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The shower is running and the light cast's shadows on the wall on the table there sits a man with a glass of wine contemplating silence as they plate up the dishes. The light cast's shadows of us as we dry ourselves down with fresh and fragrant towels.

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Finally broken the ice on the massive backlog on songs. If all goes to plan (and we do have a plan!) a new album will be out later this year, followed by another and another...

Check out NATV or the video section for session insights and some mini-sneak snippets of songs!

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So happy to announce that work has finally commenced! Check out the footage and look for updates over the coming days at NATV and in the video section.

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We are happy to announce that Nic has been invited to perform at the Gram Parson's Foundation event on Thursday 1st November at Antone's, Austin, TX

Musical guests have donated to the raffle drawing; look out for Nic's harp!

Gram Parson's Foundation

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Nic article featured in Germany's get happy!? magazine. Issue 2. Tasty art too.

get happy!?

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Nic Armstrong at Barking Irons NYC

"Tripped-out-whiskey-guzzling-one-man-band, Nic Armstrong blew into our studio with a mile of music under his bowler hat. He rocked the session for over an hour then we all went out to get mauled on drink! Proper bastard, he is." - Barking Irons

Independent fashion house and brand, Barking Irons, invited Nic to perform at their fantastically furnished headquarters located in New York City's The Bowery.

With a mouthful of marbles,...

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New show. Joy to the world and let there be light.

After being holed up in a Texas rabbit den for too long, we have just confirmed our first show outside of Texas in a long time! Check schedule for full details.

Thursday April 5th - The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St, New York City

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The Greatest White Liar in at 23 of the NME's 'Greatest Albums You've Never Heard' issue.

Purgatory continues but the songs are coming on.

New Musical Express

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Tribeza Magazine's Music Issue.

Excerpt follows:

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Band: Nic Armstrong

What's the best part about being a musician? Catching a sniff of a classy tune and the ensuing hunt is one of my most favorite things (as a musician).

Describe your personal style. The best-dressed Englishman in Austin. Clean. Get the shoes right and you'll have good lovemaking.

Who are your style icons? Famous alcoholics,...

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Troubdour Tuesday

The folk's at Houston, Texas' KPFT loved Nic's performance on the Lone Star Jukebox so much that they booked him for their Troubadour Tuesday monthly event. Full band show.

Check listings for details.

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Testify - Nic Armstrong

Nic Armstrong plays music that is easily recognizable. Listen to his first two albums and you will hear music that evokes the best elements of the British Invasion yet, these albums (The first as Nic Armstrong and the Thieves and the second as IV Thieves) don’t feel like some empty homage. Instead, the music he produces is something...

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