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Young musicians come to Nashville to chicken-pick and twang. They come to sing about trucks, girls, and girls in trucks.
Not so with Future Thieves. They came to rock.
You hear it in the first seconds of the first track of their first album. Horizon Line, available now on all major digital media, kicks off with a punchy drum intro. Then the band comes in: a quiet verse with urgent lead vocals, crashing guitar chords and thundering bass licks power into the chorus and then it ends suddenly, leaving listeners exhilarated and hungry for more.
That first track, “Rosie,” is just the beginning. Throughout Horizon Line, lead singer/rhythm guitarist Elliot Collett, lead guitarist Austin McCool, bassist Nick Goss and drummer Gianni Gibson lay down a sound so compelling that you’d think they’ve been hammering it together for a decade on the road.
In fact, Future Thieves is just a little over two years old. Yet in that brief time, they’ve stirred up plenty of attention from fans throughout Music City and then beyond the city limits, onstage at Bonnaroo and Summerfest and back home for Live On The Green, on tours with the Black Cadillacs and 10 Years and at venues in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta and throughout their expanding territory.
They’ve also garnered press raves any band would kill for. Read what No Country For New Nashville had to say about one of their local shows: “They oozed charisma from the start. … Halfway through their set, a buzz could be felt in the air, like we were all at a legitimate big-time rock show, with national touring headliners. … They were pulling people in off the street in droves. Tourists, locals, vagrants, all bobbing their heads to the beat. … The band was dripping in sweat, giving it their all and rocking so f**cking hard it was easy to forget that we were just a stone’s throw away from country cover honky-tonks.”