The Thieves — brothers Hal Stokes (guitar) and Sam Stokes (bass) plus Jamie Dawson (drums) — formed in Oxford, Britain, in 1999, and started snatching the Uk spotlight using their backward-reaching but tuneful rock immediately after. Regional displays and a self-produced demonstration prompted the BBC to arrive calling by the first 2000s, the catalyst for the actual band thought will be a career-boosting proceed to California. However the Thieves didn’t get to the U.S. using a crest of recognition enormous plenty of to property them for the lips greater than a small number of stateside rock and roll scenesters, and it had been just after stealing aside to a house studio room north of LA and honing its audio how the trio emerged having a disk to progress its classic rock and roll cause. White Range, a four-track EP made by fellow Brit Chris Dark brown (Radiohead, Muse), premiered in past due 2004; a spate of reputable reviews — most of them producing a lot of the act’s apparent bad debts to such stalwarts as the Who, Led Zeppelin, and Red Floyd — adopted. Following that came a flurry of trips, including a make-or-break appearance in the annual South by Southwest display in springtime of 2005. Urged from the Yanks’ accept of their power chord-propelled audio, the Thieves came back to the studio room, again with Dark brown in the helm, in 2005. Stories from the White colored Range, released in Oct of that yr on the 3rd party Liquor and Texas holdem label, designated the Thieves’ debut full-length.