Exactly one year later in July 2008 British India released their second album Thieves. Thieves debut at No 5 in the ARIA Top 10 and demonstrated the band’s growth, in both popularity and as songwriters ‘Thieves’ featured the foot-stomping singles ‘I Said I’m Sorry,’ ‘This Dance Is Loaded,’ ‘You Will Die And I Will Take Over’ and ‘God Is Dead (Meet The Kids)’, this earned the boys their first ARIA Award nomination.
Well known for their explosive live shows, British India are one of Australia’s hardest working bands, having played over 300 gigs in the past two years alone. They’ve smashed their way through several sell-out tours and festivals like Big Day Out, Falls, Pyramid Rock, Southbound, Homebake and Splendour In The Grass to name a few.
British India have earned their place as the indie darlings of Australia’s underground music scene in more ways than one. Having resisted the temptation of the major record labels the boys remain unsigned and more independent than ever before.
Their 3rd album ‘Avalanche’ released on May 2010 scored the boys their 2nd Top 10 debut in 18 months, featuring one of the band’s most popular tracks to date ‘Vanilla’. Jam packed with brilliant pop melodies, high-octane rock & roll, and the lyrical genius of singer Declan Melia; Avalanche takes the garage pop which has characterized British India’s initial success to new heights.
‘Vanilla’ released exclusively to triple j became the station’s most popular download in November and gave the boys their 3rd entry in triple J Hottest 100..‘ Avalanche shows just how far British India have come and their rise will continue in 2011.