Lovers of electric mayhem will (or should) be familiar with Bristol’s Little Thief. Charlie Fitzgerald and Rhii Williams took time out from their recent intensive fitness regime to give us this update from lockdown and to answer our ‘In Short’ questions:

“In a way, lockdown has actually been a great excuse for us to knuckle down and play together, although we are missing pub, friends and family. We’ve got our studio all tidy (which is a first) and are working on a live set together to stream on April 24th, instead of our Single Launch Show. We’ve got a couple of covers ready, including a version of ‘Come Together’ with a bunch of our mates on.

“Paul (bass) and Ryan (synths) are staying in, so it’s really just the two of us making a bunch of noise and writing new songs, cooking lots, drinking too much, gardening, the odd painful run, coughing and freaking out, and doing a bunch of 20-second workout regimes followed by long breaks for our #KeepFitz series. We’re going to try and shoot our own music video in the house, which should be fun (might just bury each other in the garden and take some arty shots of the wind).

“It’s great not feeling socially obliged to be anywhere and also not getting the crushing dread of missing out. That’s rare and should be cherished. We have also got a record that we’re dying to put out and tour, but it’s gone on a bit of a hiatus since lockdown. Still though… got two songs of it currently out :)

See the video for ‘All Our Sins’ here:

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Three words to describe our music…

Grease, Chonky, Slug Juice

Last photo on my phone…

A photo of a 1975 vintage EB-3 bass guitar I was bidding for on eBay.

Favourite Instagram account…

@porous_walker

The best venue I’ve played…

The People’s Front Room

Earliest song I remember…

Dave Brubeck – ‘Take 5’ (Dad was well into jazz)

The worst job I’ve ever had…

I (Fitz) worked as cleaner in a hospital when I was seventeen for a couple of years. Seriously… those guys are heroes!! I (Rhii) worked in a cake factory for a bit, and also sold fork-lift trucks for a summer once :)

Favourite food on tour…

Pizza or poke bowls

Favourite word…

Arsehole

Things that cheer me up…

Food, Wine, Friends, Snacks

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

In space

I think you should listen to…

The Golden Dregs

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Queen

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Featured Image by Ania Shrimpton