As everyone knows, the best superheroes have a killer origin story – the reason Superman’s a bit lame is because he was born special rather than watching his parents get gunned down or something – but we live in a time when we don’t need superheroes. We need normal people to just… be cool to each other.
Cork’s Time Is A Thief have a terrible origin story because they aren’t superheroes. Four mates from the local scene who served time in various outfits before coming together to form a new band: it’s a tale that’s been told a million times over in a million towns… but the most important thing isn’t how they got together, it’s what they’ve done since. Their debut album ‘We’re Not Strangers’ is a confident, exhilarating and thoroughly modern take on rock, taking in influences from the likes of Billy Talent, Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro and Alexisonfire and spitting them out in a way that suggests their years spent on the road around their native Ireland have paid off, and in some style.
“We’ve definitely tried to tear down the bullshit when it comes to our music We have no egos – it’s important for us to just get our music out there.”
“We were all friends before any of us picked u...