Future Thieves

DC9 Nightclub Presents

Future Thieves

Hardcastle

Wed September 11

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Future Thieves
Future Thieves
Midway through recording their exhilarating new self-titled album, Nashville indie rockers Future Thieves left the studio and hit the road. It was difficult to walk away from the undeniable stride they’d hit, but the band had nearly two months of shows in Europe followed by a lengthy string of US dates on their calendar, and that meant completing the record would simply have to wait. Far from derailing the group’s progress, though, the road actually brought fresh perspective, with each performance revealing new depths and dimension to the music. The material had the unique opportunity to live and breathe and grow onstage every night, undergoing sometimes radical evolutions in instrumentation and arrangement as the tour progressed. By the time Future Thieves returned to the studio, the songs were battle-tested and sturdier than ever, and the resulting album is a remarkable showcase of growth and maturity from a band poised for a major breakout.



Recorded primarily at El Paso’s famed Sonic Ranch with producer and longtime collaborator Alex Jarvis, ‘Future Thieves’ introduces threads of pop and electronic music into the band’s organic sensibilities, generating dreamy soundscapes and hypnotic grooves with ethereal synthesizers, vintage drum machines, and shimmering guitars. Balance (of light and dark, hope and disappointment, future and past) is the ultimate goal of a number of tracks here—from the angular “On The Run,” which wrestles with indecision and regret, to the chiming “Dark Spin,” which swims in a churning sea of memories unleashed by running into an ex—and Collett’s lyrics often

grapple with growing up and accepting that nothing lasts forever. There’s an indefatigable optimism to songs like the bright and splashy “Prom Night,” though, as the effervescent tale of two lovers committing to each other despite all the outside forces pushing them apart reveals a band that’s ultimately romantic at heart.



The lengthy process behind the Future Thieves’ new release is a far cry from their most recent record, a live-in-the-studio album captured entirely in an hour. Comprised largely of material from the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 debut, ‘Horizon Line,’ ‘Live at Blue Rock’ garnered praise everywhere from Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco to Guitar World , which hailed it as a “collection of turbo-charged Americana tunes.” Relix similarly raved that the album “captures the quartet’s spirit and intensity,” while The Tennessean simply lauded the band as “incredible.” They followed it up in 2017 with “Sucker,” an infectious single that earned love from Billboard, who highlighted the band’s newfound “infusion of…electro-pop grooves,” and Jimmy Fallon, who premiered the official video on The Tonight Show ’s Tumblr. The group’s searing live show, meanwhile, helped them notch festival appearances from Bonnaroo to Summerfest and prompted Live Nation to name them to their Ones To Watch series.
Hardcastle
Hardcastle
Graham and Miles Laderman have been playing music together since they could pick up an instrument. They met Val Hoyt, another lifelong musician, in Atlanta and he soon became like a brother to them. After playing together around Atlanta for about four years, the band members began their separate moves to Nashville and one by one.

While it was difficult during this process to stay connected and maintain a band 'long distance,' the necessity and yearning to play together never wavered. The connection they had made (soon to be joined by Noah Christian) was hard to rival, and knowing what each member was capable of, both with an instrument and without, made for an unmatched brotherhood.

In the fall of 2017, life changed for the band. Graham left school to focus on music full time, Miles was finally able to make the move to Nashville, and they linked up with their newest member and brother, Noah Christian. Now, with everyone in the same place and a complete lineup, Hardcastle began making a name for themselves.

Hardcastle charted on Spotify’s Viral 50 charts nationally AND globally, thanks to an amazing fan-base that they began to connect with on Twitter. They started touring numerous cities in the US, most notably with The Band Camino; they also played most recently in Knoxville at UTK's Volapalooza (with acts such as Juicy J and Zella Day). Hardcastle also continued to experience success in the Nashville area, selling out The High Watt as well as filling the Mercy Lounge.

Today, the band is tighter than it’s ever been. Graham, Miles, Val and Noah are focused on music full time, while sharing the same house in Nashville. After a summer of hard work and self-discovery, they are beginning a new chapter with the releases of ‘I Never Knew’ and ‘Invisible.’ Part of this growth involved the band re-assessing exactly who they are and the evolution of their sound. Because of this new direction, they have decided to take down previous works from major store fronts and begin with a clean slate. A total re-set.

Hardcastle will build a name for themselves off of authentic and personal songs that have come from hours of hard work and introspection. It’s about loving the process…it's about brotherhood…it's about the shift in mentality from instant gratification and entitlement, to a love and appreciation for the songwriting, the music itself and the hard work it takes to get there. Be sure to keep up with Hardcastle’s next moves on all major social media platforms.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://www.dcnine.com