Brunch like beers, sound like Pavement and The Cribs, and play power indie rock music. It seems like it's a match made in heaven for Third Outing, right? We caught up with the Brunch rockers to find out more about what might just be your new favourite band...
3rd: Hi Brunch! Introduce the band to the 3rd Outing readers?
Brunch: We have Adrian on guitar, Sean on guitar and vocals, Bobby on drums and Tom on bass. Sean and Adrian met at school. Adrian and Tom met in a jazz band. Bobby was introduced to us by a band we know called House Plants.
3rd: Bruch's sound in one sentence would be...?
Guitar pop music I guess. We try to write songs that are catchy or fun, but try to keep it interesting.
3rd: On the track Yowie we hear The Libertines, Speedy Ortiz, Pavement. It's a great combo. How would you describe this song to someone who has never heard it before?
We spend the first three quarters of the song tying to play interesting guitar lines but then we get bored and rain down the power chords. The song is loosely about that feeling when you wish you were a fictional beast made up as part of a failed hoax, you know? If that doesn't do for you then we’d usually say Pavement.
3rd: Does Yowie reflect the direction you're taking?
Not really! I don’t think we are consciously trying to take any direction. We’re working on an album at the moment which is pretty varied.
"The song is loosely about that feeling when you wish you were a fictional beast made up as part of a failed hoax, you know"?
3rd: Looking back on Brunch EP now, do you still like it?
Yes we really like it! We are worried we will never do anything as good again.
3rd: There is a clear progression from where you were in the EP and now Yowie. It feels and sounds more coherent and more 'Brunch'. Do you feel it as well?
Yeah. I think it helped that we were a bit more focussed when we recorded it. With the EP we did 10 songs in about 2 hours and they’re mainly first takes so it was inevitably a little looser. With Yowie we recorded 3 songs in about 4 hours so I guess that helps.
3rd: You've got an american sound. America loves British music but do British people love American music?
Yeah I think there’s a good crop of American bands that people over here are getting into. Some we like are LVL UP, Celestial Shore, Kal Marks, Pile, Krill.
3rd: Yowie has completely left us wanting to hear more! What's next for Brunch?
We are just finishing the album at the moment and will hopefully be looking to release it and tour it in the new year. It might be called Big Water…