nothing but thieves

Nothing But Thieves have unveiled the official music video for their latest single ‘Real Love Song’, lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Moral Panic’, due out on 23 October 2020.

The track follows recent single ‘Is Everybody Going Crazy?’ and has already clocked-up almost three million streams worldwide. The song was produced by Mike Crossey and premiered exclusively as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1.

The gritty visuals and captivating animations were directed by Basak Erol and features the band as well as three characters who appear to be seeking love in all the wrong places.

Nothing But Thieves commented, “As an audience, we are often presented something that is excessive or overblown, especially when it comes to love stories. We wanted the video to capture the irony of the song whilst making sure it was still affecting. This is a song within a song and the video, with its nods to the modern relationship and its sensationalised band moments, tell two sides of the same story. Where does the cynicism end and the real begin? It was amazing to work with Basak and her team who totally got where we were going and created a story that works on these different levels. This is a love song, so what?”


The recent tracks are the band’s first new music since their 2018 EP ‘What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way’.

The alt rockers have amassed over 700,000 album sales and 750 million streams to date. After dropping their self-titled debut album in 2015, their acclaimed album ‘Broken Machine’ landed in 2017 and went on to reach the No.2 spot on the UK Album Chart.

Throughout lockdown the band performed their songs as part of their Solitude Sessions and via frontman Conor’s stripped-back Sun Sessions. They also released a special collaborative version of single ‘Sorry’, featuring 150 videos of fans performing the song alongside the band.


Nothing But Thieves are Conor Mason, Joe Langridge-Brown, Dominic Craik, Philip Blake and James Price.

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