Daily Discovery: Future Thieves, “Secret”

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The Future Thieves, who have been together short of a year, released their debut EP this summer. All the tracks were played, engineered, and produced by Future Thieves in their home studio in Nashville, TN. Impressed? We were. Buy their EP here

ARTISTFuture Thieves – Elliot Collett, Austin McCool, Nick Goss, Stan Nickell, Gianni Gibson


BIRTHDATE: Our birthdays range from July of ’88 to February of ’91.

HOMETOWN: Elliot and Stan are from Morgan County, KY. Nick and Austin are from Evansville, IN, and Gianni is from Los Angeles, but Nashville has been home for us for a few years now.

CURRENT LOCATION: Our home studio in Nashville, TN.

AMBITIONS: [Stan] I just want to play a guitar for a living, simple as that. [Gianni] To create art. [Nick] I’d love to play a show in every state, except Maine. [Elliot] To work hard and reap the benefits. [Austin] I second all these, but I think Maine is a great state.

TURN OFFS: [Elliot] Asshole soundguys at venues. [Austin] Unsightly nose hair. [Stan] Solid state guitar amps and Phase 90 pedals. [Nick] My Fender Mexican Jazz Bass, and I really hate getting backed up on trash when I miss trash day. [Gianni] Coke Zero.

TURN ONS: [Stan] Tube amps and Austin. [Nick] Feeling the rumble of the bass in my loins. [Elliot] Jennifer Lawrence and Austin. [Gianni] Bowling. [Austin] Good Teeth.

DREAM GIG: Playing Woodstock 2019 would be rad. We’ve always wanted to play places like the Louisville Palace Theater, Austin City Limits, and Red Rocks. On the Moon would be cool too.

FAVORITE LYRIC: [Nick] “I’m about to lose control, and I think I like it.” [Gianni] “My feet is my only carriage, and so I’ve got to push on through but while i’m gone..everything’s gonna be alright” [Austin] “I love you baby, but all I can think about is Kielbasa sausage, your butt cheeks is warm” [Elliot] “Cause when the calm comes down, I take the truck on into town, and buy whatever we can’t seem to grow. I work these hands to bleed cause I got mouths to feed, and I got 15 dollars hid above the stove.” [Stan] I don’t really like lyrics.

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Josh Kennedy from the Black Moods and [Gianni] an Irish vagabond from LA named Patrick who lived in a tiny trailer
behind a studio and drank beer and played guitar 24/7.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: [Nick] “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters. [Stan] “Jeep’s Blues” by Duke Ellington. [Gianni] “Moanin'” by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. [Elliot] “Spies” by Coldplay [Austin] “Tellin’ The Mind” by Delta Spirit.

5 PEOPLE WE’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: [Gianni] Alec Baldwin, [Nick] Levon Helm, [Stan] Joe Bonamassa, [Elliot] George R.R. Martin, and [Austin] my mom.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: [Nick] Metallica in St. Louis. [Gianni] Probably Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo. [Stan] Joe Bonamassa. [Austin] The Strokes at Lollapalooza. [Elliot] Ryan Adams and the Cardinals 2008 in Lakewood, Ohio.


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