Fresh out of Australia, singer-songwriter THIEF releases his first track official in the UK, the upbeat pop gem, ‘Closer’. After already receiving massive amounts of love from Triple J in his home country and due to debut in the US at SXSW in March; expect to start hearing a lot more of this brand new Aussie import before he hits our shores in May for The Great Escape.
THIEF, real name PJ Wolf, ditched guitars for synthesizers when developing this new project and the outcome was more than he ever could have hoped for. Setting the blogosphere aflame with his early demos, he then went onto release the ‘Closer EP’ in Australia at the end of last year, which is now seeing its own UK release on May 12th. Kick-off single ‘Closer’, out March 25th, encapsulates PJ Wolf’s well-honed skill for writing a pop song in a perfect two and half minute chunk with upbeat horns and clever lyrics that grip you from the off.
Co-produced by Matt Redlich (Emma Louise, The Trouble With Templeton), the ‘Closer EP’ creates a fresh minimalist sound to rival the likes of Metronomy, Miike Snow and Frank Ocean for which THIEF has already received fantastic accolades, including winning Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Top Song’ competition and a nomination for the prestigious ‘Vanda and Young’ songwriting award.
THIEF’s debut UK single ‘Closer’ will be out March 25th following by an EP of the same name on May 12th via Rabble Records.