The Noble Thiefs

The Noble Thiefs

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandRockSoul

If an unstoppable force hits an immovable object, what happens? Well, that's easy; there is no such thing as an immovable object.The Noble Thiefs believe one thing one thing only: it's time for a rock n' soul revolution. If crowd reaction is anything to go by, they just might be on to something.

Biography

From Winnipeg, the geographical centre of
North America, where the only colder place of its size is Ulan Bator in
Mongolia, and where the inhabitants were the first in the world to
create 911, comes The Noble Thiefs (yes, it’s supposed to be spelled that way).   
 
Vocalist Myron Dean, guitarist Riley Hastings, bassist Ian Lodewyks,
and drummer Joel Armstrong are poised to lead the charge in
resurrecting the soul-centric rock sounds of decades past with a fresh
new flair, and they’re converting crowds every time they take the stage.
“It’s a sound that everyone has a taste for,” Dean says of the band’s flavour – and it’s a fact becoming clearer by the day. 
 
Their newest endeavour, ‘It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy,’ stays true to the above sentiments with a progressive, pounding, funked-out, take on rock for the real world. Coming out of the gates with the infectiously foot stompin’/hand clappin’ single ‘How Can You Think Of Love (At A Time Like This?)’ sends the message loud and clear – get ready to let loose. Tracks
like ‘I Died In America’ ooze with retro sensibilities and blindingly
catchy beats.  This record is one that will inevitably get stuck in your
head (and more importantly – your ears). Engineered by Jordan Waters
and produced by Nash (and yes – I mean the musician) the record was
lovingly birthed in their hometown of Winnipeg inside both the Bedside Studio and the private Pipe & Hat studio. 
 
"We’ve been working on this album for two years, and now we finally have something that we’re truly proud to put our name on. ‘It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy’
is an accumulation of our influences, raw where it counts, refined in
the sweet spots. It’s our signature rock ’n’ soul, a blend of romance
with the rough and tumble,” says guitarist Riley Hastings 
 
The
intangible chemistry these four share stems from their widespread
influences, which together produce a combustible sonic concoction that
borrows from a slew of different decades and styles. “We all come from
really different musical backgrounds,” Dean says, “but that’s what makes
us sound the way we sound, and I love that.” 
 
On record, they’re exciting; onstage, however, The Noble Thiefs
are explosive, embodying the seizure inducing energy of early punk and
leaving delightfully dazed and dizzy crowds in their wake. “It’s all
about spontaneity and having fun,” says Hastings, and that applies to
both the foursome and their fans on the floor. 
 
Stemming from the unlikeliest of areas in the Canadian Prairies, The Noble Thiefs’ soul-rock revolution is at hand, and there’s no point in resisting. And just like the classics (Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, The Joker…hell, even the shark from Jaws) – sometimes it can be pretty damn fun to be the bad guy.