It's 2017 and some unwavering artists still sings the blues. Will it be there forever? Probably. Watch Louis Antoniou's new video for the song I Don't Want No More Woes
Who would have thought singing the blues in 2017 would still be something young musicians want to do? Mad. But Louis Antoniou loves singing the blues. But not any blues, oh no! It's the blues of today's society, of fake news, Trump and Brexxxxxit. So it's still the blues, but the blues of today. The new video for I Don't Want No More Woes is being premiered below. Enjoy!
It's the long-anticipated return of a Third Outing favourite today as Jackson Honeycutt features with Stingray, his first appearance on the site since our first introducing to him last year. The Sweetheart I've Noticed singer enters the psych realm, and he does it oh so naturally. Here's what he had to say about the track, check out the premiere below...
"The song about being in love with someone who is drifting away. The video plays off this idea, we did a beach music video in the snow, so it's just the thought of trying to make something work that doesn't. All of this while trying to pay homage to some beach music video classics most notably just the Beach Boys themselves. It's all about making an effort to be with someone who doesn't really make an effort to be with you, and them just drifting away...
I wanted to make sure that in the version of Stingray released with the video it felt a little more slow and sad than the version that may end up on the album as well. Stingray isn't meant to be all doom and gloom though, so Evan Kidd - the Director and I just tried to have some fun making the video and see what we could come up with. In the end I would definitely say I am happy to be sending Stingray out into the world after what is now like 6 months".
Norwich is slowly becoming the UK's most exciting town for reverb-drenched music. One band is working hard to make it happen. Dazy Crown...
Though the new track is called Multi Vitamin, the rhythm is quite mellow and the song lacks of consistency. The sounds is dreamy, almost jazzy, but maybe just a bit predictable. Here's the track below and tell us what you think.
Glasgow newcomers Savage Mansion have dropped a new song Do You Say Hello To Your Neighbours? taken from the band's début single out on Lost Map Records. This is the sound of the summer. Watch out Only Real, summer 17 is Savage Mansion!
Savage Mansion is essentially a vehicle for the songs of Perth-raised singer and guitarist Craig Angus, with trusty Taylor Stewart on drums, Andrew McPherson and Jamie Dubber from Catholic Action on second guitar and bass. Their latest single is coming out very soon on Lost Map. Make sure you listen to Do You Say Hello To Your Neighbours? below. What a summer sound!
Here's another one for you. Hailing from New York, newcomers Rips are set to release their eponymous début record via Faux Discx Records on June 16. It's a proper guitar riffing band, who develop the NYC sound like the likes of The Strokes can no longer...
On Delay, there's a bit of this band going on, a bit of another band going on. And the list goes on. But Delay proves that Rips have got the knack for catchy punk tunes et al. They're not the only ones, no...but hey, it's a big trend to wave between full vigor and complete disinterest these days. Rips do that perfectly. You'll enjoy this, listen below...
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The Peckham-based band YOWL, who made the Third Outing Top 11 songs from 2016 with Saturday Drag, are back with the brand new song My Headache Likes To Speak
It was already a great piece of work. Almost a masterpiece. YOWL's début EP was clearly one of the highlights of 2016's and almost impossible to beat. And so the band are back to try again with the same ethos as ever. Portray social issues, anxieties and our fucked up world through the art of music. It's a hard task YOWL continue to tackle, and one they do with great spirit. And thankfully, it doesn't seem like they've bottled it. You MUST listen below.
Max Gowan is back with a new record called Far Corners. It shows the singer-song writer growing up, and this maturity is reflecting into his music. Yes, Max Gowan has become more authentic. Here's a quick Q&A with Gowan about the latest record
We first wrote about Gowan back in 2015 when he released his début record Big People. Clearly influenced by the likes of Wilco and Elliott Smith, we found Max dabbing and toying with sounds, trying to capture the essence of his idols. After an even better second record in the form of In Transit, Gowan returns with a fresh new album. From Big People to Far Corners, you can hear the sound becoming more authentic, more subtle and introspective. Clearly, the sounds of a boy becoming a man, growing up and refining his musical tastes and ambitions. By trying to emulate artists like Alex G and Pinegrove, who are leading the way when being honest and genuine with their music, Gowan has tried to be more himself on the record. Expect more intimate. More coherent. And a very successful record...
What have you been up to since we last talked? I guess the last time we talked was around May of 2015, so since then I've started college at American University in Washington DC, and I'm finishing up my second year there now. I've still been writing and recording though, and I put out an album a year ago called Mass Transit. My friends Jose, Robbie, and Danny also helped me form the band to play songs from this project live, they're great.
When did you start working on the new record and how did it go? I would say I've been working on the new one since last April when the last album came out, but most of that time was spent scrapping songs. I scrapped a ton of stuff, so all of the songs that made it onto this album were written and recorded between December 2016 and late march of this year. I had a ton of writers block for a while but these past few months it came really smoothly; I think I write better music in the winter for some reason.
"I think I write better music in the winter for some reason"
You've already mentioned Alex G as one of your influences. What is it about his music that inspires you?
Yeah he definitely is! I would say it's less conscious now, though. My earlier music consciously emulated him and a few other artists like Wilco and Elliott Smith. Now I'm trying a bit more just to do my own thing and write what comes out. I think chord progressions and melodies are the two most important, emotional things for me in music. He's really good at those; his songs sounds like they're from another dimension while still keeping a feeling of familiarity.
Did you try new things on this record? I tried a lot of new stuff on this one. It's more percussion-focused. A lot of the songs have drum sets as well as smaller percussive items and electronic drums scattered throughout. I also think I approached vocals much differently because I sang in a bit more of a vulnerable way than I'm used to singing.
He goes by the name of Samurai Sword and churns out brilliant bedroom pop songs. His latest record Thank You is out today via Little L Records
Samurai Sword is the moniker of 18 year old Floridian musician Ben Rubin. He now joins the family of Little L Records, home of Dr Duloc, Very Happy Boy, Stephen Star, Brotherlode, Thumper and so many others. Listen below.
Hailing from Richmond, VA, Fat Spirit have had many styles and genres to their name. Now the band has released their latest record Nihilist Blues, out via Citrus City Records...
Without a doubt, Fat Spirit are kids from the 90's. Proper 90's kids. And today, they're soaking up more influences with the likes of Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse and Hüsker Dü. "I think a lot of the songs come from trying to reconcile that existence is meaningless and chaotic and at the same time wrought with meaning and purpose", says lead singer John Graham. We say, quite simply, listen below now! This is Nihilist Blues by Fat Spirit.
We usually take the week-end off. But we couldn't miss the opportunity to premiere one of 3rd Outing's favourites Here's Andy and his new track I Like You So Well
About this new track, Andy told us: "This song was written in March of 2017. Recently my influences have included Ween, The Residents, Smile by the Beach Boys, and Alex G. It's a much stranger song than I'm used to writing and I had a ton of fun recording it. Either people will get it, or they won't get it- I'm really fine with whichever." Listen below
Is 81 seconds enough for a song? The argument rages on. Look at Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman at 62 seconds. Genius. But in the world of 2017 Indie music? Probably not. Regardless, Milo's Planes have the answer with their rapid-fire Fidget In Paralysis.
'The Bisons of Bristol' are back! The new single is the first song from the band's upcoming record Individual Development Plan. "Fidget in Paralysis is about the correlation between working hard and achieving success and how this does not always correlate, effectively stuck in a rut. It's incredibly fun to play. It's less than a minute and a half and is a barrage of noise from start to finish", tell the band. Have they cracked the short form song? Listen below.
French Indie band Satellite Jockey are gearing up for the release of their latest record Modern Life. Here's the band's brand new single Copernicus
Members of KCIDY and Sierra Manhattan, amongst others, are only some of the talented acts part of the super group French Indie band Satellite Jockey. Copernicus can only be defined by a kind of Lo-Fi madness which resonates weirdly, beautiful, and wonderful Indie Pop infused with aching melody in loop [*now breathe and read that sentence again*]. The new record is out April 21 via Another Record, AB Records, Montagne Sacrée Records and Le Pop Club Records. Four record labels, how cool is that? Okay we need to calm down. Great tune! Satellite Jockey Copernicus...
Hazy Dog newcomer Ellie Bleach is ready to take the world of Indie music by storm. Why? Because on Duvet Day, Ellie B portrays the perfect mix between Mac Demarco and Courtney Barnett. Can you beat that? Listen below if you don't believe us!
Listen to Duvet Day and you won't be able to stop think about Courtney Barnett's Gardener. It's something to do with the "chill" atmosphere, or that spoken-word vocal performance. Whatever you put the cool attitude down to, Ellie Bleach has certainly made her mark with this release. Is it a rip-off? Let us know...
Shredd's first ever outing had one big ambition; to be a tight, consistent, and unbelievably catchy rock and roll sound. The band's latest track Cobra is even better!
Back in February Third Outing wrote: "Shredd's debut record provides a new template for effortlessly catchy, hook-filled and radio-friendly rock that has proven every bit as effective as garage rock can be. Though we won't describe their music as being groundbreaking, the intention isn't to be. Job done. Where to next, boys?".
Little did we know they'd be back with us so quickly! "Where to next is right here" is actually right here, right now! It's called Cobra and it's an intense fuzz, fueled, frenetic beast. No more small talk, here we are...
It's Spring, so we thought we'd bring you some breezy, sunny, reverb-drenched tunes to cool you off nicely. Honeymoons, who play "sadly uplifting dream Pop", are releasing their first single Los Angeles, and it can only be found right here on Third Outing! Here's a quick fire Q&A with band member George. Check out Los Angeles below
What does the new single mean to you? The B-side, Los Angeles, means a lot to us. Firstly, because it's the first release under a new guise, and secondly because it reflects on past relationships and the nostalgia post-breakup.
Which three songs have somehow influenced this song? I'd say that we're all influenced by pretty different things, but in my case, I'd say my current biggest inspirations, even if it's not heard on the track, are Frank Ocean's Thinking About You, Whitney's Light Upon the Lake and Homeshakes' Call Me Up.
Cool! Finally, A story which epitomizes the band's spirit? Mike and I got each others names tattooed on each other. I think that sums up how tight we are and how much we value each other as friends and musicians!
Canadian trio The Velveteins have shared many top efforts we've picked up on over the years. So much so, it even compelled us to list 10 things about the band you didn't know! Here's another outstanding track released from the shimmy shakers début record Slow Wave, out in May this year...
Right from the release of Don't Yah Feel Better, the band's latest single, we knew something great was going on. The new song Midnight Surf all but confirms the hype. The Canadian rockers, who had a bit of Oasis and english influences in their first effort, have spent time creating and shaping their sounds. Listen to Midnight Surf below...
Out via Hidden Bay Records, the new Brunch Club EP mixes the rough naiveté of pop with fun arrangements
After the release of Lunar Quiet, in tragic circumstances, newcomers Hidden Bay Records have lined up another release: Brunch Club, 6 short tracks, a strong mix of raw punk and the jangles of indie pop. Listen below. Listen below
Glasgow-based newcomers Black Cat Revue are gearing up before the release of their first outing, out via WYRD Records
"We are launching their debut double A-side Them Red, White and Blues/Gravedancer at Henry's Cellar Bar on 31st March", says Richard from the label. Black Cat Revue have been playing with fuzz afficionados Shredd around Glasgow and the two tracks on show continue in the pure tradition of psych-rock: druggy drone-rock, repetitive driven melodies, snarling riffs and heavy-footed rhythms. These boys have got it all!
Cigarettes After Sex have announced the release of their début record out via Partisan Records, and have shared the first new song Apocalypse
Masters in the art of romance, melancholy and the seductive side of Rock and Roll, Cigarettes After Sex have been on the Third Outing radar for quite a while. After we caught up with frontman Greg Gonzales, at The Bodega in Nottingham, we are pleased to share the band's new single Apocalypse. It is taken from their self-titled début album coming out in June via Partisan Records.
Liverpool-based outfit The Vryll Society unleash a brand new track called Sacred Flight ahead of their upcoming small UK tour...
Remember when we sat down with the band a few months ago to talk all sorts. The Vryll Society were in Nottingham playing at the Bodega, and front man Michael stole the show with his Jagger like on stage groove. Today, the Vryll Society release a new song before heading to Sheffield, Bristol, London and Birmingham later this month.
Party Hardly just released a brand new song from their upcoming record called Have We Got Time. Coming out via Witchgirl Recordings check out one of the greatest bands in Yorkshire right now
Party Hardly, who made us a great Yorkshire playlist last year, are back with a new track! It's a very laid-back, effortless tune with a great melody! Have you got time for it? Of course! Stream the track below...
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The Orielles are on the rise. The band signed with Heavenly Records and released a new track Sugar Tastes Like Salt. A new style for the Yorkshire band? Certainly a new era!
A few months ago we wrote "though the Jobin EP is only three tracks long, it's an EP which also portrays great diversity". This diversity is only growing with the release of the band's latest song Sugar Tastes Like Salt. It's a clear stand out for The Orielles with 8 minutes of audio and a few serious dynamic changes. But it's the 80's feel which stands out most. They're a band eager to experimentation, so make sure you listen below.
Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, shoegaze band You're Jovian are about to release their new record They Were Selected And Divided via Funny/Not Funny Records. Third Outing caught up with the band for quickfire Q&A.
You're Jovian! What a name. What does shoegaze mean to you?
It's a very broad term. I believe Wikipedia lists it as a motionless style while staring at the floor. I'll agree with that however, to me, shoegaze has many more elements to it. It can be poppy too. Stereolab comes to mind and even Deerhoof's La Isla Bonita has a shoegaze element to me. It can be multifaceted if executed properly.
What kind of records have you been spinning whilst making the new record?
I've been listening to a lot of Guided by Voices, the Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone and the Breeders Last Splash. There's too much to list. Also making this record has spanned over a couple years but everything I listen to can directly influence me in some way and show me something that I could try.
Last one, is there a story which epitomises You're Jovian's spirit?
There's no story that really embodies the band unfortunately. Well. Maybe it's that every Trader Joes we pass on tour Ana, our bass player, wants to stop and buy produce. By the end of tour usually there are gnats and it seems bad in the van. Same goes for our drummer, every Sheetz gas station we pass he wants a sheetzcuit.
Ahead of their UK tour, the enigmatic Black Honey have released a new track called Somebody Better. The first show finds itself at Esquires in Bedford on March 23, what a way to kick things off!
Little by little, Black Honey are getting better, tighter, bigger. We could go on! but there's two important things to take note of: first of all, read our interview with the band here! It's a belter. Secondly, listen to their brand new tune below before they hit the road on what is sure to be a mega-tour. Dates found here...
Here's another top release from Cotillon's incredible upcoming record The Afternoons. It's called Alex's Room and you can stream it below...
Last week we published an interview with Jordan Corso, the mastermind behind Cotillon. "As far as music I don't even know how it happened, it just came out so naturally, as if it already existed in a part of my brain I don't use", shared the singer. Here's the latest track released from his highly anticipated new record and it's another cracker. Remember, we gave The Afternoons a 9/10...