‘A Thief’s Journal’: ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Radio Adelaide, 12-18 May 07; ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PBS FM, 11-17 June 07; RRR TOP TEN – 7-13 May 07

‘Finally, a folk/country record where you can tell one song from another… Thursby writes with just enough ornament to trigger your imagination, never straying into pretension…This album is hard to fault.’

Forte Magazine, May 07


‘Floyd Thursby has a fascinating voice… But of course, all that would be insignificant without great songs as vehicles for that voice. Thursby has armfuls of them. There’s not an uninteresting moment on this debut LP…. an endlessly rewarding recording.’

Rhythms magazine, May 07

‘An intriguing sketch of brilliant songwriting… the band has delivered a masterpiece…. A Thief’s Journal goes straight to the poolroom.’

Rave Magazine (BRIS), May 07

‘Lyrics from Bob Dylan’s new album? No, from Floyd Thursby’s debut self-titled 5-track CD. Go see him and hear for yourself. A powerful new addition to Australia’s most original singer/songwriters.’

Billy Pinnell, June 06

‘Striking voice and strong lyrics.’

John Watson, March 06

Babylon Gate is one of the best songs, lyrically, that I’ve heard all year.’

Claire Stuchbery, PBS FM, August 05

‘Overall, the sound is something like anyone from the Candle Records stable trying to cover Tim Rogers’ solo stuff…the standout track is the impressive Babylon Gate.   Thursby whittles his own version of the classic country-style epic of bloodshed and revenge.’

Beat, May 05