UK trio THE OUTLINES (www.theoutlines.co.uk )are planning their attack across the UK with the release of their new EP, House Of Thieves, out Friday 28th February. The punk rockers have also just dropped a new track, Mind Trip, which can be streamed here – https://youtu.be/qkEN427g4oM . With this in mind, we asked vocalist / guitarist Kyle Peters for his top tracks:
“Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZFmaMbkUD4
I love the structure of this song, especially how it breaks away from the traditional punk ideology and steps into something new. A nine minute Punk song is going to upset a lot of people, I often take a similar approach. Ha, I try to involve things I shouldn’t do rather than what I should.
The Clash – London Calling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfK-WX2pa8c
It’s interesting how the simplest riffs can sometimes have the best effect. The guitars are razor sharp and just stab on the beat with a little bit of reverb, it creates a perfect British story telling atmosphere. We’ve found the techniques used by The Clash really useful when we want to create an atmosphere that has a soul.
Max Raptor – The King is Dead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbyKUC22Fo8
I don’t think we would be The Outlines without Max Raptor! I remember we were listening to them a lot when the band was first coming together; their influence is in pretty much every song. It’s all about the backing vocal chant, and is something the whole room can get involved in
Slaves – The Hunter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmtU-bLyReU
Obviously Slaves take a different approach to playing the drums. To our ears it gives a song that ‘70s DIY’ sound but played with a lot more aggression. It also brings in a modern electronic sound, just booming! Two drum sounds using half a kit, you can’t go wrong.
Fizzy Blood – January Sun – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4rOyyPd7AQ
We played with Fizzy Blood a couple of years ago. I remember they finished with January Sun. I think they demonstrate that you can have something that sounds pleasant to the ear; harmonies, melody, etc. But when needed you can kick in with heavy guitars and push the vocals to the point of screaming.”