Theft — the name of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Matt McCartie’s musical project — is perhaps an homage to the epic rock echoings of his Brit-rock influences.
After kicking around in bands for a while, McCartie decided to go it alone, building his own recording studio and recording all the parts for Theft’s songs. Not that you’d know it listening to songs like, “Fireworks Explode” and “Never Be The Same,” which could easily be mistaken for the British sounds of Coldplay’s lilting heart, The Verve’s epic sweep, and Oasis’ raw edge.
Even if you’re new to Theft you might’ve heard McCartie’s music already. His song, “Breathing Underwater” is the theme song to the late DJ AM’s new MTV show, Gone Too Far, which examines the devastating effects of drug addiction and offering hope to those willing to accept the opportunity to change their lives. His the Theft song, “Fireworks Explode,” became the theme song to season 1 of It’s On With Alexa Chung.