Ever since the Night Beats Who Sold My Generation was released back in January on Heavenly, Third Outing have wanted to catch up with the Seattle trio to see what it's really like to ride along with what already promises to be one of the bands of the year. But as we found out, do the Psych Garage masters want to be the voice of a generation, or is it more simple than that? Here is our interview with Night Beats...
The album begins..."the tape recorder to be neglected in a dark corner with some fancy hat". Who did sell your generation? Are you a political band?
It could be ourselves . It could be our politicians , our principles or priests. It not a question for me to answer. Bringing attention to these types of things is what I aim today. I wouldn't consider us a political band, but part of our job is to send a message and sometimes opinions fit in.
Who Sold My Generation comes two years after Sonic Bloom and five years after the self-titled début. How has the music changed in these five years?
I don't consciously notice any change. I've gone through many lives of experiences, so I'm sure there's something changing. But I stick to my roots. Rhythm and blues.
How would you actually describe your sound in one sentence then?
Rock and roll.
"I stick to my roots. Rhythm and blues"
Our favourite track off the new record is Right/Wrong. What's right and wrong about the health of the Indie/ Alternative music scene at the moment?
It's right that people can do their art more independently but it's wrong in that there are so many hyped bands that rely on popularity to fuel their passion.
There are many exotic reference points in the titles of some of the tracks. Last Train To Jordan, Egypt Berry, where do you want to take this new record to?
Everywhere. The moon.