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Time Is A Thief
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Time Is A Thief performing in Dublin, Ireland
Background information
OriginMidleton, Cork, Ireland
GenresRock, alternative rock, hard rock
Years active2007–2013[1]
Associated actsZoax, Billy Talent, Cyclefly
Past membersAdam Carroll
James Keane
Micheal Murphy
Jeffrey Hayes
Pierce Day

Time Is A Thief was a four-piece rock band from Cork, Ireland formed in 2007. The final line up was composed of Adam Carroll (vocals), James Keane (guitar, vocals), Micheal Murphy (bass, vocals) and Jeffrey Hayes (drums).

History (2007-2013)[edit]

Time Is A Thief were formed by founding members Adam Carroll, James Keane & Micheal Murphy in late 2007. The band released their first EP called Conversations in July 2009 and followed it up a year later with their second EP Identity. In 2011 Time Is A Thief started writing their third EP but rapidly hit a creative hot streak with producer Ciaran O’Shea[2] (Cyclefly) and came out with the 11 tracks that comprise their début album We're Not Strangers.

In their time as a band they supported bands Billy Talent,[3] Twin Atlantic,[4] Lower Than Atlantis,[5] Dinosaur Pile-Up,[6] Canterbury,[7] Fozzy,[8] Yashin[9] & Funeral for a Friend.[10]

On 11 November 2012, it was announced that the band's next single would be titled "Good Night Blood Sucker". It was released on iTunes on 7 December. On 3 December 2012, the video for "Good Night Blood Sucker" was released through Hot Press. It was directed by Alberto Falcone.[11]

Musical style and influences[edit]

Time Is A Thief take influence from such bands as, Billy Talent, Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine, Alexisonfire, Deftones, The Smiths, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Counting Crows, Nine Inch Nails & Queens of the Stone Age.[12]

Band members[edit]

Final lineup[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Pierce Day  – Drums (2007–2008)



Time Is a Thief discography
Studio albums1
Music videos5

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2012 We're Not Strangers
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.


Year Album details
2009 Conversations
  • Released: 17 July 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2010 Identity
  • Released: 27 August 2010
  • Label: Self-released


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2011 "Our Game" We're Not Strangers
2012 "Eyes"
"Ear Wigg"
"Good Night Blood Sucker" Non-album Singles
2013 "Years In A Second"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2011 "Our Game"[13] Zombie We're Not Strangers
2012 "Eyes"[14]
"Ear Wigg"[15]
"Good Night Blood Sucker"[16] Alberto Falcone TBA
2013 "Years In A Second"[17] Zombie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TimeIsATune's sounds on SoundCloud - Hear the world's sounds". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ Dave Hanratty. "Grand Theft Audio | Music | Interview". Hot Press. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  3. ^ "One-Off Billy Talent Show Onsale Tomorrow | News | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Time Is A Thief support Twin Atlantic". Facebook. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Lower Than Atlantis — Dublin — Academy — 12 October 2012". Songkick. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  6. ^ "MUSIC Three Irish rock CDs reviewed". Mayonews.ie. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Canterbury w/ Time Is A Thief @ Speakeasy, Belfast [Over 14's". Facebook. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  8. ^ "FOZZY (feat Chris Jericho) - CORK show with special guests: Time Is A Thief & The Voodoos". Facebook. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  9. ^ Meyler, Gary (30 October 2012). "The G-Man: Cork Gig Guide (October 30th-November 4th)". Thegmanworld.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Announcement: Drop-d's Autumn/Winter Gig Season | DROP-D". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Exclusive: New Time Is A Thief Vid | Music | News". Hot Press. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Time Is a Thief". Bebo.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  13. ^ Time Is A Thief - Our Game - Official HD Music Video on YouTube
  14. ^ Time Is A Thief - Eyes - Official HD Music Video on YouTube
  15. ^ Time Is A Thief - Ear Wigg - Official HD Music Video on YouTube
  16. ^ Time Is A Thief - Good Night Blood Sucker - Official HD Music Video on YouTube
  17. ^ Time Is A Thief - Years In A Second - Official HD Music Video on YouTube

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