Thieves Like Us (band)

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Thieves Like Us
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Electronic music
Years active 2002–present
Labels Shelflife Records, Kitsuné, Seayou, Captured Tracks
Website www.thieves-like-us.com
Members Björn Berglund
Andy Grier
Martine Duverglas
Anna De Marco
Dani Imhoff[1][2]
Past members Pontus Berghe

Thieves Like Us is a Swedish-American band.

The band's music is mostly electronic and is also influenced by the krautrock, Italo disco, glam punk, post-punk, French touch and hip-hop genres. Thieves Like Us consider themselves a pop group.[3]

Swedes Pontus Berghe (drums) and Björn Berglund (keyboards) met the American Andy Grier (vocals) in Berlin's Mauerpark in 2002.[4] They started DJing together, and eventually produced their own electronic music. Since 2002, they have lived together in London, Paris, and New York. They were discovered by the French imprint Kitsuné who released their first single, "Drugs In My Body" in 2007.

2008's "Play Music", their first album released under Shelflife Records, was recorded in Berlin, London, New York City and Stockholm.[5] Their sophomore release, "Again & Again" was released in 2010.

The band's name may be inspired by the New Order song Thieves Like Us, or the Robert Altman film of the same name.

Members[edit]

  • Ramona Strummer – synthesizer
  • Andy Grier – vocals, guitar
  • Alonso Maldonado - Bass guitar
  • Chris Kelvin - Drums

Past members[edit]

  • Björn Berglund – synthesizer
  • Pontus Berghe
  • Martine Duverglas
  • Dani Imhoff

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Berlin, Alex (2007), self-released
  • Play Music (2008), Shelflife/Seayou Records
  • Again & Again (2010), Shelflife/DeBonton
  • Bleed Bleed Bleed (2012), Captured Tracks

Singles, EPs[edit]

  • "Drugs in my Body/Fass" 12" (2007), Kitsuné
  • "Your Heart Feels" 12" (2009), Seayou
  • "Really Like To See You Again" 12" (2009), Shelflife
  • "Your Love Runs Still" EP (2011), Captured Tracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Captured Tracks Bio". Captured Tracks. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official Facebook info page". Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Thieves Like Us Music. RCRD LBL
  4. ^ Biography on Seayou Records website.
  5. ^ Lou Thomas (20 May 2009) BBC Review: Thieves Like Us- Play Music. BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 18 April 2011.

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