HEARD IT HEAR FIRST // LA UNDERLINED
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Today you can say you heard OUT OF THE SHADOWS by LA UNDERLINED here first!
Let's hear a bit about the band from the lead singer himself...
"I've been playing and writing songs since I first picked up the guitar at age 14 (the violin and I simply weren't getting along). After many many years, torn apart fingers and stretched ligaments later (along with some very, very confusing lyrics) I started to think I could develop this into something more, maybe even something great!"
"Through the university years and into my twenties, I started to write songs that were a little more coherent, more grounded, and I'd been helped by the masters who came before: Pink Floyd, Jackson Browne, Nick Drake, Kate Rusby, and Bruce Springsteen who, for me, is a lyrical genius at storytelling. I'd written the first set of songs that I felt were good enough to be recorded and with the help of some session musicians and three different studios, we recorded 'Another Night In' EP. Six tracks saying here we are, this is what we're about and we've only just scratched the surface."
"I like to believe that your music grows as you do. But that can only really happen if you allow music to expand as well. Lyrics to me are right up there with the actual melody of your song. That's where you write your story, and it can be a story about anything: The day you got your first paycheck, the day you first fell in love, that crushing time you received your 8th rejection letter for jobs but decided to carry on applying, a road trip you took with your friends, or how you felt in one fleeting moment as you sat alone in a bar. It doesn't always have to be personal to you, you can get creative with it. Create characters, tell stories about them, let the lyrics be the soul of your song. After all, it's surely why you're writing the song in the first place!"
"We've played at venues such as Fiddler's Elbow, Proud Camden, supported FORTE at O2 Academy Islington, and played festivals such as Weyfest, StoneFree and Always the Sun. There's a lot going on out there, with not a great deal of places to escape to. We like to think of ourselves as the band you come to when you want to escape the dark side of the world and let the music run away with you. So we've created a space filled with a range of genres and stories, each with our own signature to it so it'll always keep us with you."