The Banter Thiefs

The Banter Thiefs

 Motherwell, Scotland, GBR

After headlining a packed King Tuts in Dec2010, 2011 is going to be a great year with the release of their 2nd EP, they are recording a track in Edwyn Collins London studio with the indie legend on vocals, are headlining Alan McGee's Death Disco and are being sent on a tour of Europe in October.


After months of discussion between two best friends, Clark and Watson, The Banter Thief’s formed in late 2007 made up of four young lads from Motherwell. Line up changes were a regular occurrence for the energetic-indie four piece but now two of the original members David Clark and Derek Watson are complete with lead guitarist Keith Condie and drummer Darren O’Rourke. The band have recorded their self-titled EP which was released in March 2010 and have travelled all over the the UK, showcasing their talent. They have graced stages in various towns such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Accrington, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and London Over their existence the lads have been invited to play at famous venues like the well-known King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Dundee’s favourite – The Doghouse, Moho Manchester and Camden's The Dublin Castle. The Banter Thiefs have started to gain a well deserved following of avid fans who travel all over Scotland to join in with favourite songs such as ‘Don’t Forget Where You Come From’ and ‘Levi Toi.
2011 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for the band with the release of their 2nd EP. They will be re-recording the popular 'Don't Forget Where You Come From' in Edwyn Collins London studio with the indie legend featuring on vocals, headlining Alan McGee's famous Death Disco and will be touring Austria and Germany in the latter stage of the year. Believe the hype!


The Banter Thiefs EP
Levi Toi (second single)
Civic Cafe
Familiarity Breeds Contempt
Sly Tinnies (First single)

All available on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.

Self Release: 'Don't Forget Where You Come From'

Radio Airplay: Track - Sly Tinnies: BBC Radio 6 with Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing Scotland, Clyde 1, Forth 1, Northsound, Tay FM, Jim Gellatly podcasts.