After his girlfriend sent a cassette of songs to some magazine unbeknownst to him, singer/songwriter and guitarist Nic Armstrong suddenly found himself with an archive deal. But to record an effective album and perform the next gigs, Armstrong required a band, therefore he collected up some men from around his foundation in Nottingham, Britain — drummer Jonny Aitken, bassist Shane Lawlor, and guitarist Glynn Wedgewood. Armstrong released the ensuing album, THE BEST White colored Liar, in middle-2004 through One Small Indian under his personal name, though by enough time the ’60s English blues-influenced record produced its method to stateside racks a year later on, it was right now detailed under Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. A assisting tour beneath the same name discovered the gang quickly developing right into a democracy of songwriters (and vocalists) rather than just playing music which was the merchandise of only 1 Armstrong. Thus, because the quartet tore up American and U.K. phases as well alongside Oasis, Plane, Razorlight, the Ravonettes, and much more, a long term moniker modification was designed to IV Thieves. In some way, not only do the four Brits play 2005’s SXSW Event in Austin, TX, but quickly enough discovered themselves settling down there to reside and finish composing their first established recording as IV Thieves. If they finally surfaced from the studio room using the Oasis-like electric guitar rock and roll of If WE CAN NOT Escape My Quite, they hit the street, including U.S. schedules using the Pretenders. Great praise from many websites and press led up to the album’s eventual fall 2006 discharge on New Western world Records. By that point, Elliott Frazier was managing the IV Thieves’ drum package.