And so the British Invasion continues apace with Englander NIC ARMSTRONG lately transplanted to Austin. With his tip-top, taut and tight band THE THIEVES Armstrong purveys a fuzztastic Brit Rock that echoes the manic pop thrill of early Kinks and Who crucially viewed through the sonic prism of lad rockers Oasis and modfather Weller. This is terrific stuff. Trebley switchblade guitars, machine-gun rhythms and Ringo-esque crash, bang and wallop drums pepper songs that beat, bounce and bop like amphetamine fueled early Beatles all fab and gear, no holds barred. This aint no mere retro act mind, it’s a blast from the past with a nod to the future. Ripped and raw. Wired for sound. Whoop it up. Yeah!