Indie rock band Future Thieves to play at local venue


Future Thieves

Akhira Umar

Lexington will soon be welcoming American indie rock band Future Thieves. 

The Nashville-based band has been on the rise ever since, touring the U.S. the very next year. Future Thieves has played at music festivals like Bonnaroo and Summerfest.

In 2015, the groups’ debut LP “Horizon Line” was number 26 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart. The music video for the band’s single “Sucker” premiered on Jimmy Fallon’s Tumblr Page. After that, the band continued touring, spreading their influence across the U.S. and Europe.

Elliot Collett, Gianni Gibson, Nick Goss and Austin McCool first came together to form the band in late 2013. They decided they were tired of working and wanted to chase their dreams. Collett is the voice of the band, Gibson plays the drums, Goss is on bass and McCool is the lead guitarist. Together their talents make a melody that keeps the people coming.

Considering the band has been touring almost nonstop for the past few years, the group doesn’t seem to mind the fast-paced lifestyle. To Future Thieves, helping fans unwind is the band’s goal. Like any performer, the band thrives on the positive reactions of its audiences. It’s the feeling of making someone else happy that brings the group joy.

“We’re lucky to get to do stuff like that,” Collett said. “That’s what makes it all worth it.” 

“Somebody that’s had to work all day, you know, comes to a show to relax and you can see them completely cutting loose at the show,” he said “That’s what it’s all about, really.”

Last year, the band released its album “Live at Blue Rock.” This year, Future Thieves plan to release more feel-good music. The band is fluid in its style and compose what it feels. Fans should expect a different sound that leans more on the synthetic side.

The Future Thieves first performed in Lexington around six months ago. Collett, who went to school for a time in Lexington, said it was nice to play for an audience who had practically watched him grow up.

Now, Lexington will have another chance to listen to the Future Thieves live and hear what all the hype is about. This band doesn’t play around when it comes to performances.

Live Nation’s Ones to Watch said the band has “made quite the statement in the live event sphere.”

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 21, fans can watch the Future Thieves perform at Cosmic Charlie’s.