This week we introduce The Red Cords, take it away boys...
Sure, we are from Falmouth in England and have been friends since the age of around ten. A few of us played in a pop punk band when we were that age doing Blink 182 covers. We decided to start The Red Cords around three years ago when we taught Ryan, who always had really sweet music taste, to play bass and we have been playing together ever since. It feels like a good time to play punk right now, we've managed to meet a lot of like minded people who are into similar stuff; that’s a nice thing about music its ability to do that. There are loads of good garage punk bands in the UK. For us as a band I would say a real life changer for us was 'Good Bad Not Evil' by The Black Lips or maybe 'Rocket to Russia' by The Ramones. There are so many though; albums have always had the ability to feel really important to us!
"There are loads of good garage punk bands in the UK"
Falmouth is great man, there's a really healthy music scene there. I think its had a huge effect on us a band. Everyone is super supportive of everyone else, We share a practise space with our friends The Black Tambourines (who we could watch forever) and Lost Dawn (who really rule); we all play in bands together, share members and stuff. Generally though it's a nice place to live, especially in the summer!
Our music isn't deliberately evolving into something more complex, but I think we probably spend a little longer on finishing songs than we used to. Our songs normally end up pretty weird structurally, it's probably because we don't really know what we are doing so we take the long way round to finishing a song. We are a long way off making it our job, at the moment we would all love to play more shows. We tour at the end of April and we will have a new EP out in the next couple months called 'Vile Guy' on Easy Action Records. We finished it a while ago so I am really looking forward to people hearing it. Its kind of different from our other stuff.
...cheers The Red Cords; a Third Outing favourite definitely worth keeping an eye on. With seemingly the most effortlessly, original, biting guitar sounds like The Strokes, New York Dolls and of course their punk heroes The Ramones, all fused into one glorious fast paced stunner, check out their latest release 'Scratch It Off' below: