CITY OF THIEVES

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REVIEWS

Format : CD and Download
Catalogue # : REBL005
Release Date : 4th May 2009

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Manchester’s Sonic Boom Six return with their third album City of Thieves, the fifth record to be released on their own Rebel Alliance Recordings.

Whilst SB6’s eclectic punk soundclash staunchly remains far too down-to-earth to ever being described as ‘prog’, the album follows the concept of a collection of songs that explore and examine life in a large UK city. From crass consumerism to traffic congestion, lawless youth culture to homelessness, binge drinking to street violence, Laila and the guys cast their pragmatic critique on the state of the nation, embellished by their characteristic positivity and humour.

City of Thieves is built on the bedrock of the band’s unique ska-core/hip-hop/jungle hybrid but (in keeping with their original ethos of expanding the boundaries of what a punk band can be) adds dubstep, electro, dub and even glam rock to the mix, all the while retaining the snarling live edge honed by recent tours of the UK, Europe and the US with acts such as Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Bad Brains and Big D and the Kid’s Table. The first class collaborators involved in the record include production duties by Peter Miles (The King Blues, The Steal), artwork courtesy of Dan Mumford (Gallows, ADTR) and guest appearances from Al Rumjen (King Prawn, ADF), Robin Leitch (Random Hand), and more!

 
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City of Thieves

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Digital download of the album. LAME encoded at 256kbps plus PDF liner notes. Please click tracks below for 30 second samples.

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  1. 1 Welcome To (The City Of Thieves) 02:42
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  2. 2 Back 2 Skool 03:33
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  3. 3 The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Inventions 03:40
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  4. 4 Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang! 04:00
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  5. 5 A Bright Cold Day In April 02:43
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  6. 6 Rum Little Skallywag 02:42
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  7. 7 The Concrete We're Trapped Within (It's Yours) 03:56
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  8. 8 Strange Transformations 03:56
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  9. 9 Through The Eyes Of A Child 03:49
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  10. 10 Polished Chrome And Open Kitchens 04:32
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  11. 11 Jericho 03:36
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  12. 12 Floating Away 05:27
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