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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves next residency: every Wednesday in December at legendary Austin club - Hole In The Wall. More info TBA

Here's the full line-up:

Wednesday December 05

Wednesday December 05

Wednesday December 05

Wednesday December 26

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New West Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a compilation box set - available on vinyl and compact disc.

Disc one features Natural Flair by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves! Looks great, get your copy here:

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Mute, A Netflix Original Film From Filmmaker Duncan Jones, features Broken Mouth Blues by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves.

The much-anticipated project comes from a story Jones created. The film follows Leo (Skarsgård), a mute man searching for a missing person in the year 2052 in Berlin while dueling with two rogue villains played by Rudd and Theroux. Jones co-wrote the script with Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes). Charles J.D. Schlissel serves as executive producer along with co-producers Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser of Studio Babelsberg.

Mute is an encapsulation of everything I am fascinated by; noir, science fiction, and unique people in trouble because of who and what they are. I’m delighted to be able to return to Berlin for the shoot, a place I lived for a period of time growing up, and I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a film that is so close to my heart,” said Duncan Jones.

“Duncan Jones is such a dynamic directing force, and the team he has assembled in-front-of and behind-the-camera will...


FEBRUARY 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Time: 2:00pm Day: Sunday Ages: All Ages with Parent or Guardian 21+ Price: $20

Austin performing artists of all ages set to pay tribute to The Beatles in support of the Music Moves Mountains Foundation on Sunday, February 18th from 2-6pm at the One-2-One Bar

Austin, TX - - The Music Moves Mountains Foundation will be hosting its annual benefit concert in Austin on Sunday, February 18th from 2-6pm at the One-2-One Bar. A stellar line-up of Austin's most legendary musicians, producers, educators, singers and songwriters will pay a musical tribute to The Beatles alongside the next generation of some local rising talent who share the love of the famed fab four. Special guests include Adrian Quesada, Kevin McKinney, Dan Dyer, Colin Gilmore, Cid Sanchez, Matt Hubbard, Juliana Sheffield, David Garza, Georgia Bramhall, Andy Tenberg, Larry Seaman, James Bullard, Chris Maresh, Jonathan Fox, Nico Leophonte, Jimmy Vela, and Jason Crouch....


Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be a part of a great line-up seeing out the year and beckoning in 2018 at Hotel Saint George. More details TBA.

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August 10, 2017:

Nic will be spinning his favourite records and performing an intimate set for you at Collide ATX - 1802 E 6th St. It all starts at 8pm.

Dunlap ATX and COLLiDE Agency joined forces to create an innovative, transformative space for the Austin community.

The first of its kind, COLLiDE ATX is at once an eatery, drinking den, creative arts space and exclusive performance venue. Every other month for the duration of 2017, the space will host unique monthly menus and drink tastings, art, and live performances from bands hand-selected by COLLiDE. During the day, the venue will be a free workspace for the city’s artists and entrepreneurs.

Culture Collide and COLLiDE Travel thrive in identifying the most passionate and influential musicians, artists, and restaurateurs around the world. This new venue will allow these creatives to meet and collaborate, and to showcase their latest projects without limitation.

The goal of the...

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We are excited to announce that work has begun on Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' new album.

In December 2016, Nic was granted the ability to conduct business and travel overseas again - the final hurdle - ending a near decade fighting out of giant ball of red tape; a Kinks-ian, administrative limbo akin to the giant floating mirror in outer space that the baddies in Superman II were jamming in. The world is now an oyster again.

Returning to the UK in March 2017, Nic made a beeline to Toe Rag Studios in East London to begin work on the "difficult second album" with Liam Watson.

Nic says, 'I am super grateful to everyone who has lent their support over the years. Thankfully, we have navigated through some rather sticky patches and dodgy waters. Now it's time to kick on! Bob's your uncle."

With a clean slate, a sackful of catchy new tunes and a driving license to boot - keep your eyes peeled for upcoming album updates and Nic Armstrong & The Thieves concert listings.

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Hitting the road and visiting some killer venues! Join Nic Armstrong & The Thieves on their Election Special Trip Tour 2016. #electionspecial

11/3 - Th - San Antonio, TX - The Limelight -

11/4 - F - Bryan, TX - Grand Stafford Theater -

11/5 - S - Dallas, TX - The Foundry -

11/7 - M - Austin, TX - The Blackheart -

11/9 - W - Las Vegas, NV - Double Down Saloon -

11/10 - Th - Los Angeles, CA - The Hotel Cafe -...

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing every Monday in November at The Blackheart from 10:30 to midnight.

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing live via a live stream on August 20 - you can tune in to watch at 6:00 PM (CST) / 12 noon (GMT). More details headed your way - join the e-list for a special heads-up to attend and the chance to win a goodie bag!

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Doh! Follow "all" the action. Keep up-to-date with all the "insights"

👻: nicarmstrongxxx

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Negative Slant featured on KGSR's Lonestar State of Mind. Check it out below and find some great Austin tunes and bands!

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Negative Slant EP is live on Pandora! The new cuts join those from The Greatest White Liar and Pocketless Shirt.

Head to Pandora and make your Nic Armstrong & The Thieves station today!

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We are excited to announce an exclusive for Atom Retro customers!

Get a FREE download of new Nic Armstrong & The Thieves new EP - Negative Slant - with every order - only while stocks last!!!

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Woo hoo! Nic Armstrong & The Thieves newest - Negative Slant - released to all pre-orders at 12:00 AM Central Time (-6:00 GMT). It is now available for download via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

1. Negative Slant

2. Tourist Doll

3. Thom The John

4. Hailing Taxis

5. Soft And Low

We know you are going to love it - so play it to death and let us know which song is your favourite!

Atom Retro

Nic Armstrong and The Thieves are very excited to announce a partnership with leading UK Mens and Womens Retro, Mod and Indie Clothing firm, Atom Retro.

Based in the UK and launched in 2004, Atom Retro has quickly become the one-stop shop for every Sixties fan, Retro lover or Heritage connoisseur looking for authentic, high quality and original Clothing.

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To celebrate the release of Negative Slant EP, join Nic Armstrong and The Thieves in Austin, Texas for a month of special shows at the legendary (and under threat) Hole in The Wall.

Each Wednesday, Nic Armstrong and The Thieves will perform with friends and special guests.

WEEK 1 - Nov 4 - Nic Armstrong and The Thieves will perform from 9pm - 11pm followed by Ghetto Karaoke

WEEK 2 - Nov 11 - special guests: Tennessee Stiffs + Jesse Vain and The Happy Hour Holiness Movement

WEEK 3 - Nov 18 - special guests: Elijah Ford and The Bloom + Evan Charles & Altamesa

WEEK 4 - Nov 25 - special guests TBA.

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Initial post: February 14

Wrapped up in three layers of clothing, in a vain attempt to keep out the desperately chilly weather, we hand delivered Pocketless Shirt EP vinyl to Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn. Pick up a copy today and save your bleeding Big Apple heart!

New York now joins Austin as the next international hub to supply Nic Armstrong & The Thieves thirsty and undernourished fans. Pocketless Shirt, the limited pressing, six track 12" vinyl can now be found at these stores:


  • Antone's Records - 2928 Guadalupe St #101, Austin, TX 78705
  • End of an Ear - 2209 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
  • Waterloo Records - 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
  • Cactus Music - 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, TX 77098

New York:

  • Rough Trade NYC
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Winter's shadow still shrouds life here in Austin. But with the hope of Spring just around the corner, the knife moves a little further away from the wrist and...hold on a minute, we're happy to announce the full and official Nic Armstrong and The Thieves schedule during the week of mayhem that is the South by Southwest Conference.

2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the first US shows by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - blasting away the crowd at a memorable Club de Ville show. With a new EP close to completion and shows on the books, Nic and the band are sharpening their teeth for future voyages beyond the Lone Star State.

  • March 12th: Harnessing the power of some fine English cheek, we're bringing the spirit of the mad, breathless mindfuck of SXSW to New York City for the Interactive segment of the festival. The first showcase takes place at The Cake Shop at 9:00 PM - other acts include Gunfight!, Cool Ghouls and Monte de Rosa's Band.
  • March 12th: Second showcase (and...
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We are glad to announce that Pocketless Shirt EP by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves is now playing on Pandora and joins The Greatest White Liar in the music streaming platform's library.

Go to Pandora and create and share your own Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' music station. Go curate your own station! Thumbs up? Thumbs down?

Don't forget to pick up your own copy of Pocketless Shirt on vinyl or mp3.

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Spotted: Nic Armstrong ID-ed with his trusty Danelectro guitar at Cacophony Recorders in a new Google Fiber commercial out and about in Austin, TX. That's a funny sentence.

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On Thursday September 19, work started on the follow up to 2013's Pocketless Shirt EP with a song release expected for mid-November / early December. Updated EP release set for beginning of February.

Become a member of the mailing list to be the first to receive release details.


Check out this fun story of the British couple who got married in Austin, TX at Roadhouse Relics (who made the neon sign for the Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull sleeve art).

"Cupid, throw back your bow.."

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After that horrendous lull in recording activity between slipping into the Texas quicksand and releasing last November's Pocketless Shirt EP we are grateful to announce that a follow up EP is in the works. We have drawn up a shortlist of 10 tracks from 50+ and we'll be whittling these down further for a release before the end of the year! More info to follow.

This is in line with our strategy of releasing AT LEAST one music product every 12 months.

In the meantime, have you got your copy of Pocketless Shirt EP yet?

2nd Red-Hot Hootenanny

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will bring the Brit rock and roll to the 2nd Annual Red-Hot Hootenanny and Pie Contest, a benefit for KOOP 91.7 FM scheduled for Sunday 13 July at the exceptionally atmospheric Spiderhouse Ballroom in Austin, TX. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

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Check out the current issue of Up & Atom for an interview with Nic. Go get modded up!

Many thanks to Atom Retro and Madcap Clothing.

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Biggest Swabfest in Texas - Thursday 8th May - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Just announced: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves added to lineup.. Come and get registered in the national stem cell registry along with great music and food. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!

Please join and share the Facebook and do512 event pages. Spread the word.


Band Line-Up

  • 11:00 am - Phoebe Hunt
  • 11:30 am - J.T. Van Zandt
  • 12:00 pm- Adam Ahrens
  • 1:00 pm - Elizabeth McQueen
  • 2:00 pm - Drew Smith
  • 3:00 pm - Erin Ivey
  • 4:00 pm - The Continuums
  • 5:00 pm - Jeff Lofton
  • 6:00 pm - Matt Hubbard Trio
  • 7:00 pm - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves
  • 8:00 pm - For Her And The Snow
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Buzzing to be back up to New York City with two dates in May. Shows are not to be missed.

  • Sunday 11 May - Rockwood Music Hall at 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 14 May - The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30 PM

Many thanks to EVERYONE who has pre-ordered their copy of Pocketless Shirt on vinyl. We are happy to announce that the acetates are getting cut this week in London by Grammy winning engineer, Noel Summerville of 3345 Mastering.

Not long to go now. Super thanks for your purchase and patience - it's gonna sound awesome!

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Happy to announce a second show in New York: The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Wednesday 14 May.

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  • Wednesday May 14, 2014
  • Doors: 7:30 PM
  • 21 and over
  • $8 - $10
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8:15 PM - Nic Armstrong

No Cover

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$10 ADV | $12 DOS DOORS 8:00, SHOW 9:00

"Diverse bill created to hit every genre to showcase the work of Nic Armstrong. Don't miss the legend!" - Lola's Saloon

8:00 PM - Doors

9:00 PM - War Party

10:00 PM - The Apache 5

11:00 PM - Nic Armstrong & The Thieves

12:00 PM - Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward


We are super excited by the news of radio play for Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' Pocketless Shirt EP!

With our micro (read zero!) budget and small team as manager, booker, promo and plugger, we are very grateful to KCRW and Anne Litt for all their support - a lovely and timely shot in arm! Not that we need a morale boost but one always helps during the intensity of SXSW. Tune in to Anne's show every Saturday and Sunday from noon (PST):

Update: Closer to HQ, we are super thankful to 101X in Austin, especially Homegrown Live's Deidre Gott! Tune in to Deidre's show every Sunday at 9 PM (CT) then check out her blog here for playlist info: and

Spread the word folks! Call your local...

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Set Pieces from Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' latest Pocketless Shirt EP makes Gigslutz' Tracks Of The Week.

Read on:

"Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Mari Lane

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite some time has now surfaced. ‘Set Pieces’ is a hook-laden offering with a retro vibe. Clearly influenced by his newfound homeland, Armstrong’s latest track is filled with a sunny garage-rock vibe, but stays true to his roots with a Beatles-esque romanticism and intricate, Brit-Pop reminiscent riffs. Exuding a dedicated energy and soulfully smooth vocals (which still retain a vague Northern twang, despite Armstrong’s time in the States), ‘Set Pieces’ is a catchy tune that will leave you wanting more.

So, if you have been missing Armstrong’s dulcet tones for the last five years, fear not – he is back to caress your eardrums, along with his...

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  • 5:00 PM - Friday 06 June
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 11 April
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 04 April
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 28 March
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 21 February
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 14 February
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 07 February
  • 5:00 PM - Friday 31 January

Beginning Friday 31 January, Nic will undertake a weekly Friday night residency in Austin, TX from 5pm-7pm. Come and get your happy hour on.

The Sketchbook Sessions: the concept of the residency is to present, roll out and test arrangements of upcoming material. Using the massive backdrop to present images and films, we will encourage guest musicians and a variety of instruments to electrify the compositions further.

Read on for each week's diary entry.


Great times were had at the Nic Armstrong & The Thieves' Pocketless Shirt EP release party at The Blackheart in Austin last month. So many thanks to everyone who made the EP and the event a great success.

Photos courtesy of Matt Lankes.


"Album reviews: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves: A British transplant now thriving in Austin

In the mid-2000′s Nic Armstrong traveled to Austin from his English homeland and never left. We should be glad he stayed. Whether he purposefully decided to make Austin his home or whether the city herself just wouldn’t let go of him is unknown, but however it happened, it worked out in our favor. In November he put out a new EP, Pocketless Shirt, and the tunes are quite swell. The sounds and influences on the EP are varied – on one hand I hear 1960′s-style British pop and on the other hand I hear West Coast-inspired summery fuzz-laden rock. The EP has six songs on it, and each one showcases Nic and his band in an interesting fashion.

The EP opens up with a song called “Set Pieces.” A mix of electric and acoustic guitar sounds, driving drum beats, and Beatles-esque vocals sets the tone for the rest of the album: sunny and bright, bubblegum without being cheesy or too light, and full of fantastic fuzzy guitars and slightly dramatic little twists and turns in the vocals that...


Super bad news: severe weather advisories have been issued for the impending ice storm and both shows this weekend at Three Links - Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX and Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK have been cancelled.

We will update re-scheduled show info as soon as possible.

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UK national broadsheet, The Sunday Times, declares, "Nine years after decamping to Texas, the Geordie garage rocker shows us what we've been missing."

Just when the coroner had been notified, they detected a pulse!

Pocketless Shirt EP is out now on most digital platforms. Buy it now: iTUNES

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Stream of Thursday's KUTX 98.9 stripped back performance: HERE

  • Body Language
  • It's A Still Life
  • Pacific Ocean
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On Monday 11th November, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves Pocketless Shirt EP (Vodka Mirror Records VMNA01EP) was released across most digital platforms.

The mirror has finally been broken.



Happy Hallowe'en!

Nic Armstrong & The Thieves confirmed for a KUT 98.9 FM Studio 1A taping.

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Yay! EP is due = party is planned!

The past few years we have been going quasi-bonkers getting all the backbones straightened, ECT to sketchbooks, moths-to-wallets, metaphors to abstractions, smashing all the mirrors of outer space.

This is a celebration of the tip of the iceberg of new music that has come to caress and form like a blanket around your soul in coming days.

We have some awesome bands playing this FREE, early event at The Blackheart on Rainey St in Austin, TX. It's going to be a cracking night so bring your friends!

The Thunderchiefs, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, The Happen-Ins. It'll be like the Rolling Stones wrestling on the beach with the Beatles whilst the surf is soaking their clothes through.

Music starts at 8PM sharp so get the early to guarantee entry and a beverage.

If you would like to help spread the word please "like" the event at

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Pocketless Shirt EP

In addition to the limited edition 12' pressings on vinyl, Pocketless Shirt EP is now available to purchase on iTunes and a variety of other digital platforms.

Official release date is 11/11 - if you order now you will be able to take advantage of special pricing!


  • Set Pieces
  • Body Language
  • It's A Still Life
  • Lazy Is As Lazy Does
  • Pocketless Shirt
  • Pacific Ocean
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Tune into KRTS 93.5 FM Marfa Public Radio on Friday 13th at 10AM CT (-6 GMT) to catch a Nic Armstrong live set. Click the link below for details on how to stream the show live. More details as they come in.

Support public radio and donate to keep them operational!

Donate HERE or click the button below.


Austin City Limits Festival alumni Nic Armstrong & The Thieves will be performing an official ACL 2013 Late Night Show on Thursday 3rd October.

9PM: Doors

9:30: Nic Armstrong & The Thieves

10:30: BattleMe

11:30: Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll

  • Stubb's Indoors
  • Public Onsale Date: Aug 23 10:00AM
  • All Ages

Keep your ACL party going after dark! Announcing the Official 2013 Late Night Shows, on sale Friday, August 23 at 10amthrough If you confirm subscription to E-List at by 10:59pm CDT on Tuesday, August 20, you will be eligible to receive passcodes to access pre-sales on Thursday, August 22 @ 10am.

  • BUY tickets: HERE
  • Check out the full festival line-up:...

New. Handmade and custom cut skinny guitar straps. Nic's trusted onstage guitar strap, handmade and custom cut by the hand that strums the cables and pours the liquors.

Snap one up today and strap on a guitar. Then get mildly auto-erotic? Go to the shop!

What do you think? All comments welcome.

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Nic Armstrong & The Thieves are extremely happy to announce their participation at this year's Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX.

Full line-up and schedule HERE (12-14th September)

"Friends of the Cosmos: the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love approaches.

Prepare to embark on an adventure for the 8th annual weekend gathering of friends, music, sandlot baseball, workshops, vendors, art and more from Thursday September 12 to Sunday September 15, 2013.

Full lineup and workshop details are here and more info will be released weekly - check back here often to watch the story unfold. Click on the button below to purchase tickets.

Pre-registration ends on September 6 and prices go up at the gate, so get your tickets early.

We can’t wait to party in the wide open spaces with you."

2013 LINEUP:


  • HAYES...

New music! 6 tracks! Pre-order now! HERE

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The latest edition of The Off Quarterley - the Nic Armstrong Music newsletter - has been released.

If you are on the mailing list, check your inbox. If not, sign up below.


  • New EP info!
  • Last Year - an exclusive mailing list only song.
  • Last issue's NArt© forum winner.

Don't miss out on future updates: sign up today!

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Wrote and demoed Last Year in a couple of days in June.

Don't miss out! Join the mailing list for exclusive tracks and out takes.

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The Off Quarterley - the new Nic Armstrong Music newsletter is here. If you are not on the mailing list then you missed out on hearing a pre-mixed version of a brand new tune.

Make sure this does not happen again and sign up for next month's issue and be the first to explore exclusive new music.


The shower is running and the light cast's shadows on the wall on the table there sits a man with a glass of wine contemplating silence as they plate up the dishes. The light cast's shadows of us as we dry ourselves down with fresh and fragrant towels.

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Finally broken the ice on the massive backlog on songs. If all goes to plan (and we do have a plan!) a new album will be out later this year, followed by another and another...

Check out NATV or the video section for session insights and some mini-sneak snippets of songs!


So happy to announce that work has finally commenced! Check out the footage and look for updates over the coming days at NATV and in the video section.

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We are happy to announce that Nic has been invited to perform at the Gram Parson's Foundation event on Thursday 1st November at Antone's, Austin, TX

Musical guests have donated to the raffle drawing; look out for Nic's harp!

Gram Parson's Foundation


Nic article featured in Germany's get happy!? magazine. Issue 2. Tasty art too.

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Nic Armstrong at Barking Irons NYC

"Tripped-out-whiskey-guzzling-one-man-band, Nic Armstrong blew into our studio with a mile of music under his bowler hat. He rocked the session for over an hour then we all went out to get mauled on drink! Proper bastard, he is." - Barking Irons

Independent fashion house and brand, Barking Irons, invited Nic to perform at their fantastically furnished headquarters located in New York City's The Bowery.

With a mouthful of marbles, a papier-mâché bowler and an almost perfect fake English accent, Nic rolled, busked and bashed for over an hour in a one man style.

Barking Irons


New show. Joy to the world and let there be light.

After being holed up in a Texas rabbit den for too long, we have just confirmed our first show outside of Texas in a long time! Check schedule for full details.

Thursday April 5th - The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St, New York City

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The Greatest White Liar in at 23 of the NME's 'Greatest Albums You've Never Heard' issue.

Purgatory continues but the songs are coming on.

New Musical Express


Tribeza Magazine's Music Issue.

Excerpt follows:

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Band: Nic Armstrong

What's the best part about being a musician? Catching a sniff of a classy tune and the ensuing hunt is one of my most favorite things (as a musician).

Describe your personal style. The best-dressed Englishman in Austin. Clean. Get the shoes right and you'll have good lovemaking.

Who are your style icons? Famous alcoholics, Nilsson album covers, Chuck Berry, Ken Currie, flotsam and jetsam, Cole Porter songs, Cops, Boy George, Hieronymus Bosch, beaches.

What do you like about the general style in Austin? The sea of pretty faces. The general kookery. Art scene. Music scene.

What is your most prized style possession? Taxidermied trophys with X-ed out eyes. Tight euro-style underpants. I go nuts for stockings.

Where do you shop? Online, in person and in secret. Strike a balance between local and multi-national. Odd, one off stores, thrift, vintage, hand-me-downs. I tend to avoid the logos on clothes crew.

What was the worst trend that you...

Troubdour Tuesday

The folk's at Houston, Texas' KPFT loved Nic's performance on the Lone Star Jukebox so much that they booked him for their Troubadour Tuesday monthly event. Full band show.

Check listings for details.

Testify - Nic Armstrong

Testify - Nic Armstrong

Nic Armstrong plays music that is easily recognizable. Listen to his first two albums and you will hear music that evokes the best elements of the British Invasion yet, these albums (The first as Nic Armstrong and the Thieves and the second as IV Thieves) don’t feel like some empty homage. Instead, the music he produces is something very much alive, vibrant, and of this century. Originally from England, Armstrong now resides in Austin where we seem to have had the good luck to catch up with him between recording sessions for his new album.

FPH – A lot of your music is grounded in the style from the 60s British Invasion. Why do you think that sound resonates so well even after all these years.

Armstrong – First off, just got out of a recording session, I’m delirious and muffled with a head cold and my amp (the bastard) fried as soon as I plugged it in. Dirty frying nerves and filthy cash all in one go. Perfect.

So, will the sound of the “Golden Age”...