|The Day Is A Downer|
|Chase Me Off/Out|
|754TP7||IV Thieves||The Day Is A Downer E.P. (7", EP, Ltd, Gra)||One Little Indian||754TP7||UK||2006|
|754TP7CDP||IV Thieves||The Day Is A Downer E.P. (CD, Single, Promo)||One Little Indian||754TP7CDP||UK||2006|
Album · 2006 · 3 Songs. See All. If We Can't Escape My Pretty. Who's Gonna Find Me - Single.
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If We Can't Escape My Pretty (Album). The Day Is A Downer .
The IV Thieves used to be known as Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. They also used to be a cracking good British garage blues band and their debut, The Greatest White Liar, was an exciting and fun album. Really, only a couple of songs here make much of a positive impression: "The Day Is a Downer" overcomes some clichéd lyrics with a decent hook and a furious vocal from Armstrong, "Lay Me Back Down" is a nice ballad with good vocal harmonies, and "Catastrophe" is a half-decent moody rocker. The rest of the album is filled with songs sporting hooks so dull fish would just laugh at them, a few attempts at recapturing the feel of the first album ("Mother's Dilemma," "Take This Heart") that fail miserably, and a general feeling that Armstrong and his band of Thieves have lost their way.
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Armstrong released the resulting album, The Greatest White Liar, in mid-2004 through One Little Indian under his own name, though by the time the '60s British blues-influenced record made its way to stateside shelves a year later, it was now listed under Nic Armstrong the Thieves. A supporting tour under the same name found the gang quickly developing into a democracy of songwriters (and vocalists) instead of just playing music that was the product of only one Armstrong. Thus, as the quartet tore up American and .
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