The Morning Theives

Everyone knows that good songs come first, and Mississauga's guitar-based alt-rock outfit the Morning Thieves have allowed their song writing approach to ripen to a startling level of maturity. The result is the opposite of self-indulgence: quality material that audiences can get excited about. The same maturity comes through in their indie-meets-pop approach. It's a careful balancing act of restraint and intensity. There's a self-assured swagger in the way that the Thieves deliver their soulful, melody-drenched songs. They're hungry and driven, and there’s no mistaking it, but there's something rarer at work here: electricity, a charisma, something that is audible at a venue in the few seconds of silence before a gig starts.