The Inquisition - POLICE & THIEVES

My first exposure to Police & Thieves must have been back near the end of 2006. I stumbled across them on myspace of all places and liked what I heard. A few months later a band mate of mine at the time, John Riley, joined P&T and I started really paying attention to them. My old band and P&T played a show back in Jan of '08 with Cloak/Dagger as well. P&T are great live and absolutely the nicest guys in the world. They have played with pretty much any band worth playing in the HC community, and I personally have seen them play with Fucked Up, Disfear, and many more. Keep your eye on these dudes.
-Mr. Mogul

History in Their Words:

We began in Aug 2005, a few months after my old band Worn Thin broke up. Police & thieves was an idea I had as Worn Thin was winding down. A few months prior to our breakup I had seen our bassist Rich at a show and mentioned I wanted to start a side project that would be influenced by the "Revolution Summer" bands as well as Dag Nasty "Can I Say" era. I wanted it to be departure from my old band both lyrically and musically.

The Inquisition:

1. Why are you in a band?
Because making music and playing in a punk band is a lot of fun.
Growing up in DC it's something that has always been a huge influence
in my life.

2. Do you consider your band successful?
For me making music that I enjoy with good friends is what I consider
successful, so yes.

3. What are you currently listening to?
Ryan Adams, Mindset, Antony & The Johnsons, Control, Savageland, Obits
and the new Cloak/Dagger

4. Who are your primary musical influences and do you think they are obvious?
As a kid I grew up listening to the Beatles, U2 and Metallica and then
I discovered Dischord and that changed my life and how I looked at
music. Some of my favorite bands are Embrace, Rites of Spring, Minor
Threat and Dag Nasty.

5. What other band(s) are out there that we should be listening to?
There's so many good local DC area bands such as Give, Fine Lines,
Timber, Lost Again, The Mostly Dead, Archenion and the Scare.

6. As a band, what was your best show/experience yet?
Last spring we played at this house in Wheaton, MD called the Vermont
Hurler with Mindset and Timber, it was the perfect size for us and the
crowd was really energetic. There's a video of it on our MySpace page,
it was a good time.

7. What was your worst show/experience?
I would say the worst show experience was when we played Pittsburgh
several months ago. The kid who did the show was super cool but the
show was running behind schedule and it was a Sunday night and we had
a long drive ahead of us back to dc, as well as we all had to work
Monday morning. So it wasn't a bad show, because that was fun, it was
more the way the show was organized and run that could have been done

8. What's your writing process like?
Well our original guitar player Michael just quit the band back in
December, so everything we wrote was with him. The way we wrote with
him was he and Rich our bassist would bring ideas for songs into
practice and then we would all build on it adding our individual
parts. Once Sean our new guitar player learns all the songs, we will
start writing for a new record that we hope will see the light of day
by the summer.

9. Do you see yourselves still doing this in 10 years? Why?
I could see myself still in a band, not sure what kind, but being in a
band is so much fun that I can't see why I would stop doing it.

10. Are there any shows or releases you want to pimp?
P&T Next show: Charm City Art Space, Baltimore MD. W/ Runier & Final Fight
POLICE & THIEVES on myspace


A little behind the times... maybe

We've got some reviews coming up in the next week or so. On the Agenda so far:

Big Business - Mind the Drift
Gallows - Grey Britain
Lamb of God - Wrath
Mastodon - Crack the Skye (More than just a review...)
NOFX - Coaster
Obits - I Blame You

Stay tuned!



Sorry for the lack of posts recently... we've all been super busy... but we got more stuff on the way.

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