Eventually The Candle
Thieves arrive at their destination and after several minutes
adjusting themselves to their new surroundings, I duly walk
them to a nearby pub. With the pending commencement of the
World Cup upon us, there is the small talk of football as
we make our way. I'm happy to learn of Scott's allegiance
to the team who heralds from Goodison Park. The Glock is happy
to leave the two Evertonians to natter away about their injury
prone first half of the season, like two lost friends reunited,
whilst he offers to get the drinks in.
A recent article in the Guardian highlighted the Peterborough
duo's tour of front rooms, lounges and other alternative venues,
including the author's local pub.
"We always try to find different ways to do gigs,"
begins Scott as we all settle down around a table outside.
"We did a living room tour, not a novel idea and some
people were saying they would love to book us but their living
room wasn't big enough. We were asked to play his local where
they basically never have live music. It's a tiny place in
Tockwith. The gig was really cool and he wrote a feature about
Has it then been as steady progression of success for the
"Success is hard to judge," states Scott. "Like
today we scraped getting here and arrived late It has real
ups and downs," he adds laughing.
With the agreement of Scott, 'achievement' is a better choice
of word and the subject changes to the band’s achievement
of performing at St David's Church in Austin at SXSW.
"It was absolutely amazing," begins Scott, sounding
almost humbled by the occasion. "We were really lucky
because we got to play in this incredible church with The
Low Anthem and lots of other bands and just being around those
people who are really amazing themselves it was quite a privilege
doing it. Probably, personally, my favourite gig that we’ve