NOTHING BUT THEIVES // O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW

Nothing But Thieves created sparks with their electrifying performance in Glasgow for their Broken Machine album tour.

NOTHING BUT THIEVES
PHOTO SOURCE: CARRY ON PRESS 

★★★★☆

On Tuesday 7th November, Nothing But Thieves hit Glasgow as part of their tour for their second album Broken Machine, which was released on the 8th of September 2017. Broken Machine was released with huge success as it made its way to number 2 on the UK album charts on the same day. They kicked off with one of the albums debut singles I’m Not Made By Design and instantly won over the excited crowd of the sold out venue.

Through no fault of theirs, Nothing But Thieves’ sound was poor resulting in frontman’s Conor Mason’s voice occasionally being lost in the mix. However Mason did not let this affect his exceptional vocal performance, switching from powerful belts to stunning falsetto with ease. The crowd, unaffected by the sound, continued to sing loudly and loyally along to every word, as well as chanting, jumping and moshing at every opportunity they could.

The band smashed through a 17 song setlist - which included Mason’s acoustic cover of Free Fallin by the late Tom Petty - and then ended with another two song encore. Every single song was performed with energy and emotion that the audience could connect with.

“This is why I love playing in Scotland”, said Mason, “because you’re all a bunch of f***ing nutters”.

NOTHING BUT THIEVES: TOUR CONTINUES

Wed November 8th 2017: MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Fri November 10th 2017: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat November 11th 2017: LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Mon November 13th 2017: BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tues November 14th 2017: NORWICH U.E.A
Wed November 15th 2017: SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri November 17th 2017: LONDON Roundhouse

REVIEW BY: CARRON MILLER