Formed in 2012, London-based The Statue Thieves play riffs and bring in tones influenced by classic rock to create unique psychedelic textures of blues, noise and soul. As the name of the band suggests, The Statue Thieves stand on the line that separates cultural canons from vandalism, classical beauty from dissonance, technique from spontaneity. Whilst being influenced by the current underground scene, their music never seems to identify with a defined genre: it is rather the result of the constant dialogue between the essence of 60s garage rock and sonically exciting nuances and textures that derive from reggae, shoegaze and funk.
After three years from the release of their third EP Revolutions in Your Mind, The Statue Thieves come back with their debut full-length album Laniakea. The LP was recorded to tape within a two-day time frame – thus embracing the beauty of imperfections and capturing the energy of the moment – and it’s a 40-minute excursion into the depths of the human experience, guiding the listener through hallucinatory tributaries about our life in the supercluster Laniakea, the immeasurable heaven home to our planet.
Laniakea released 18th June 2018.
Recorded by Luke Oldfield at Tilehouse Studios. Additional recording, co-production and mix by Andrés Mesa at Gallery Studios. Mastered by Noel Summerville at 3345 Mastering. Album artwork by Lydia Padjan (Dada Trash). Special thanks to Anna De Pascale, Kacper Janusz, Sofia Berto, Elena Cenedese and all our friends and families for their constant and immeasurable support. The Statue Thieves are: Craig Ingham (guitar, vocals), Iván Muela (guitar), Gennaro Oliviero (drums), Michał Domin (bass).