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...more
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...more
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!more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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!more
8:15 PM - Nic Armstrong
$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 Rewardmore
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...more
Set Pieces from Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' latest Pocketless Shirt EP makes Gigslutz' Tracks Of The Week.
"Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14
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...more
Beginning Friday 31 January, Nic will undertake a weekly Friday night residency in Austin, TX from 5pm-7pm. Come and get...more
"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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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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.
9:30: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves
11:30: Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll
Keep your ACL party going after dark! Announcing the Official...more
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...more
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.
Don't miss out on future updates: sign up today!more
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.more
"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,...more
Tribeza Magazine's Music Issue.
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,...more
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...more