The Dandy who? The new generation has finally arrived and they look more rock and roll than ever! Hailing from the sunshine coast of Queensland, Australia, POP CULT caught up with Third Outing to discuss the release of their début single Gotta Keep Lovin'
3rd: POP CULT, could you introduce the band for the Third Outing readers? What's your story so far?
POP CULT: We've all grown up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and crossed paths in musical circles across a number of different projects. We've never particularly been beach-goers, instead we're all creatives in one sense or another. Beau pursued hairdressing in London, where Tim joined him to pursue video production. Callum is a barista and Elliot has continued playing in bands in Australia and producing music for emerging artists such as Ayla, Battleships, Archdukes and Tempesst. When Beau and Tim returned from the UK, we were all musically reacquainted, desiring to play something simple and fresh, without so much pretense and complexity.
PC: The house belonged to our dear friend Griffin Douglas who filmed the video for us and who also runs Yourparentssextapes. His house was slated for demolition, conveniently when we were planning our first single's video. We didn't think twice, had Facebook invites out to all our friend's that day, casting and conceptualizing on the spot. It's probably the most rock and roll punk thing we've done, or are ever likely to do. As you can see, the house got progressively more destroyed as the night tore on, as did our respective states of consciousness.
3rd: It's definitely the party people will say "I was there"! The music reminds me of 90's and the Dandys in particular. What do you make of this revival? Many new bands sound like Pavement, Pixies, Sonic Youth with a DIY approach to music. What's your approach?
PC: We all grew up in the 90's listening to those bands, so they definitely all have a big influence on us. Some of the greatest guitar bands were conceived during that time. There are far worse periods that could be revived, as long as the boundaries are pushed or it's approached from a unique perspective. As far as our production process, our approach is completely DIY. If we're not able to produce our music, videos, designs ourselves, or with the help of our super talented friends, we won't do it.
3rd: You're Australian. So, are you Twerps or Tame Impala?
PC: Twerps are a fantastic band, with a very relatable 'Australian' identity which we love, however we aspire to create music which has the potential to find a wide audience incorporating that 'cult band' influence. Kevin Parker has been exceedingly successful in marrying the two.
3rd: We've spoken about the single, are you now working on your first full length release?
PC: We have a series of singles which we'll be releasing steadily over the remainder of the year, to give people some scope of where we're heading. We're constantly writing/recording and refining our sound, which will culminate in a full length release some time in 2016.
3rd: You've heard that Mac Demarco's mum loves you, are you ready to become the next big thing?
PC: We love Agnes, she's such a sweetheart, we wish she was our manager and mum! She seems to pick up what we put down and that is more than okay with us.