Spin #18 : Nothing But Thieves : Moral Panic

Updated: Jul 1

Band Members : Conor Mason (Vocals), Joe Langridge-Brown (Guitar), Philip Blake (Bass), Dominic Craik (Guitar, production lead) and James Price (Drums)




Nothing But Thieves : Moral Panic Year Released : 2020 Produced by Dominic Craik and Mike Crossey Label: Sony Price Range: $50 AUD + Speed: 33 1/3 RPM Album Before : Broken Machine (2017) Album After : Moral Panic : The Complete Edition (2022) - Combination of this album and 5 song release 'Moral Panic II' Further Listening : What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? EP - Nothing But Thieves (2018) LP : 1 x Black LP Mood for enjoying: I guess it depends on time and current mood that you are in when you listen to this one. I agree that the topic is quite bleak on this album but it can also be a very reflective and thought provoking album too. Sometimes internal reflection can result in growth and self-improvement. Track Listing:

LP Side A

Unperson - 3:24

Is Everybody Going Crazy? - 3:57

Moral Panic - 3:40

Real Love Song - 3:42

Phobia - 4:04

Side B This Feels Like The End - 4:02

Free If We Want It - 3:52

Impossible - 4:08

There Was Sun - 4:03

Can You Afford To Be An Individual? - 3:56

Before We Drift Away - 4:14

What's in the Sleeve ? 1 x black LP with lyrics on the paper record slip.

"We're getting sick of your doublethink. We see you all and now the walls are caving in. And maybe I'm flawed, but I do exist. My thoughts are mine, I didn't sign up for this" ~ Unperson - Side A

Welcome to Spin #18 - Nothing But Thieves : Moral Panic

See I told you that this week I wouldn't be spinning another soul record and you all didn't believe me. Hopefully you all had some fun guessing the record and were able to get it. This week I've selected the third studio album 'Moral Panic' from the British band, 'Nothing But Thieves'. I have to send out a thank you to my friend Dr Jazz who introduced me to this band with their previous efforts of 'Self-titled' and 'Broken Machine'.


Lately, I have been really enjoying the Sennheiser headphones through the loungeroom set-up, because I have been reviewing later and later at night. I try and pick a few moments to show the children our weekly spins but find myself sitting down at a later time to really get stuck into the review. I know our son loves the sound of this one and he has a habit of running around the coffee table in our loungeroom saying, "I'm too fast" and "Sonic".


Make sure you get yourself comfortable for this one and pour yourself a stiff drink (if you're old enough that is). If you are lucky enough to have this record in your collection already then put it on as you read long with us.

 

Drop the Needle (of course means place the stylus nicely on your wax):

The house is eerily quiet and no one else is awake whilst spinning this week's record, 'Moral Panic'. Even when you are trying to be quiet, you find yourself making more noise - let me explain. In order to keep the records safe and protected, to an extent from the children, I've had to install a padlock and latch on the front of the cube storage. This means that I need to have keys in order to unlock that storage and trying to keep the jingle of keys quiet in a house where everyone is asleep is impossible. Luckily we have carpet, because I dropped the keys once and got away without making too much noise or waking anyone up.


So now I have opened up the storage and selected this week's Spin #18 to place on the Sherwood turntable in our loungeroom (or lounginn as our son calls it). I have to make sure that the headphones are selected and plugged in before pressing start and dropping the stylus on the wax. With 'Moral Panic' I decided to just purchase it without previewing any songs or reading too much up on the theme - due to the fact I enjoyed the album before so much.


The only things I know about the band would be:

1. They apparently got the name of the band from a French philosopher's quote, "don't be impressionable, your religious leaders are nothing but mega thieves".

2. They have played on Triple J's 'Like a Version' segment where they covered Australian band, 'Gang Of Youths'. Check it out here.


The first track is called 'Unperson' which actually means " an individual who usually for political or ideological reasons is removed completely from recognition or consideration". The song starts off with some industrial sounds and drum beats before a partially electronic sounding Mason