Who knew heroin dreams could turn into cocaine dance parties? Nothing But Thieves sure pull it off on Phobia. Conor Mason and company show that no one needs a full album to show off their dynamic range.
The boys from Essex are back, this time with a style change. Most of the material leading up to the new album (October 23rd) has taken a Pop-y turn. Less Royal Blood, more The 1975. This song, however, is a throwback to the olden days. When crowds were sweaty and pits were moshed. One can only reminisce.
Almost an electro-pop ballad in the beginning, but mostly just rock á la UK by the end, Phobia is one hell of a teaser for the new record. Completed with angelic vocals, soaring guitars and a tempo change that'll have you jumping higher than Conor Mason's falsetto. Plenty of room to let out some of that pent up 2020 anger.