Forming back in 2015, Glasgow band Lost In Stereo are now set to release their debut EP Famous First Words, out on September 29th (2017) via Lost Records.
Inspired by the belief that you should be yourself, Famous First Words is filled with five infectious slices of melodic pop rock. From the fast-paced energy of ‘The Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster (Of The Year)’, to the raging riffs and emotion-strewn vocals of ‘Tear Out The Pages’, the EP oozes elements of pop punk favourites such as Good Charlotte, whilst the band still maintain their own distinct, fervent enthusiasm.
Having already supported The Ataris and headlined Glasgow’s infamous King Tuts, Lost In Stereo look set to be filling stadiums in no time at all with this hugely catchy, energy-fuelled collection of anthemic rock.
In this interview spotlight, we chat with Lost In Stereo about the new project, influences, challenges and more.
Full Q&A along with links and a stream of Tear Out The Pages below.
Let’s dive a little deeper into You, the artist and your music. What attracted you to this genre(s) or style(s)?
The same time as we all were getting into our own tastes of music rather than our parents, albums like the Black Parade and American Idiot were coming out along with Blink-182 greatest hits album so we were being introduced to the best of the best and grew up to love it
What led you into this journey with music? And further, what drives you to push it out to the public?
Andrew started playing guitar with Ellis covering Fall out Boy and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus then at university discovered he had similar music tastes to Jon who happened to be a keen guitarist himself. They found a drummer and started messing about with songs that Andrew and Ellis had written and it sort of snowballed from there
We are very proud of the songs we have written to date and want to be sharing the stage with the bands we have grown up loving and currently listen to. The best way to do that is to get our songs out and hope people like them
Who or what influences your creativity? Have your tastes in music changed over time?
Most inspiration for the EP has come from bands like State Champs, Neck Deep and A Day to Remember with both heavier and more pop influences coming from each band members personal music preferences. Over time we have noticed a change in our writing, from very generic “pop-rock” to our own sound with big pop choruses but a focus also on catchy verses that will also hook the listener.
Were you trying to accomplish anything specific on this new project? Creatively or otherwise?
We wanted to write 5 great songs. That was the first objective. Four full band songs with the biggest choruses we could write and a super emotive acoustic song was our sort of checklist at the start of writing. We wanted to get our influences across but disguise them within in our own sound. We also wanted to relay the theme of living your life the way you want, not the way you think you should.
What was the last song you listened to?
Neck Deep’s latest single “Motion Sickness”…or Despacito, if you were asking Andrew!
Which do you prefer? Vinyl? CDs? MP3s?
We probably should say vinyl but in this day and age it has to be MP3. CDs are too much hassle but it was always nice to have the little lyric booklet
How about this one…. Do you prefer Spotify? Apple Music? Bandcamp? Or something else? Why?
They all have their ups and downs…Soundcloud/YouTube are great platforms because you don’t need to pay a subscription to avoid adverts however, Spotify would probably be the streaming service we, as a band, use the most. Mainly because some of us piggyback on our parents premium subscriptions or have a student one! It also seems the most popular paid service available.
Other than the digital era overwhelming us with access to an abundance of music, what is the biggest challenge you face when trying to connect with or find new fans?
The hardest challenge is getting people to listen to the songs in the first place. Because of the sheer number of bands with music online, you need a good connection, whether it be a plug in a magazine or someone with a tonne of followers retweeting a link to your music etc, in order to even get noticed. That doesn’t promise you’ll get a listen though…
Where is the best place to connect with you online? Discover more music?
Our website lostinstereouk.com for sure. It’s got links to everything and you can stream directly from it too. If you want to talk to us or something, then Twitter or Facebook.
Anything else you’d like to add before signing off?