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Thieves: Soma Holiday
Thieves: Thieves (thievesss.bandcamp)

While I'm sure the three members of Auckland band Thieves wouldn't claim to be reinventing the rock genre (or would hope they wouldn't), on this six-song EP -- their second I believe -- they do manage to make an interesting impact in throbbing and moody widescreen rock, notably on Sudafed which delivers a real cineramic wallop.

Soma Holiday runs it is a close second in that it is an urgent pop song rendered thick with its guitar-jangle potential sublimated by big chords and a thrillingly annoying wash of sonic density at the centrepoint.

At the other end of their narrow spectrum they start spacious and airy on Push which comes from a point somewhere near the first couple of Cure albums.

While "interesting" is a word which suspends judgment, this is actually interesting in that you feel, in some form or other, we haven't heard the last of these Thieves. 

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