The Thieves formed in 1999 in their hometown of Oxford, England. They lived, rehearsed and worked together in an old barn hidden in the ‘shire (their nearest neighbour being the village pub, a 20 minute walk away). Between 1999 and 2000 the band rehearsed, recorded and toured the UK relentlessly, building up a large and dedicated following throughout Southern England. Primarily, they became one of Oxford’s top bands - second only perhaps to local hero’s Supergrass and Radiohead - constantly selling-out shows and self-produced recordings.

In 2001 the band completed their first ‘demo’ album, “How’s the Empire?”. This scored them radio play on national BBC Radio One and local FM shows; it sold well and achieved favorable press. At the start of 2002 the band teamed up ‘Strokes producer Gordon Raphael to record their first album, whilst it worked on a personal level, musically the band weren’t comfortable and cancelled the sessions. Instead The Thieves decided to produce the album themselves and maintain the services of top UK engineer and producer Chris Brown (Radiohead, Muse, The Beatles ‘Anthology’ remix with Sir George Martin) who was booked as engineer for the original sessions.

Chris and the band took residency at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales where they tracked their album One Eyed Poker. The album was mixed and mastered at Jacob’s and Abbey Road Studios in England. The LP was intended as a completed work and tipped for the current trend of licensing. After the album's completion The Thieves relocated to Los Angeles to work closer with Lenny Kravitz’ manager, Stephen Smith; the album was never licensed.

In 2003 the band moved from the ‘artsy-cool’ of Downtown Los Angeles to the more alluring and remote setting of Shadow Hills. They built a studio in their new house and concentrated on writing and recording, with the occasional live show to test the new material. Once the group had achieved what they desired from their self-imposed hibernation, they took to the road again.

Having gigged the new material, The Thieves entered Royaltone Studios, California, in September 2004, with Chris Brown in full Producer mode. They recorded an EP The Whiteline EP for Century Media’s newly dedicated Rock imprint, Liquor and Poker Music. The band completed two US tours in support of the EP, building profile and exposure for the group in America. Both music press and fans alike received The Thieves and their EP with approval. In January 2005 Linda Perry bought Royaltone Studios and decided to champion the band: The Thieves entered the studio again to complete the album Tales from the White Line.

Century Media released Tales From The White Line on Oct 4th, 2005. The Thieves continued to tour and not only headlined many routes, but also played with bands such as Nebula, Diamond Nights, The Vacation, Polysics and Electric Eel Shock. The group covered over 60,000 miles and 160 live shows in America during 2005 alone. The US media gave the album great reviews and the bands live show was heralded as being ‘real-deal’, explosive, rock & roll.

The Thieves returned to England in late Dec 2005 to write and prepare new material for the following year. Rehearsals resumed in Los Angeles and they hit the road again in March 2006, touring with American Minor (Jive). They have continued to tour through the year, both on their own and with Driveblind (Geffen). The band has taken the time between tours to prepare new material, which they’ve road tested and hope to release in 2007.