Brisbane’s 60s Garage Rock duo The Far Outs (with members of Grand Atlantic and Sacred Shrines) release the electric second single taken from their debut album “The Far Outs” this July 07, 2023 on Rebel Waves Records and Ripple Music.
Watch The Far Outs new video “Miss Me?” through the YouTube player below:
The Far Outs began as a side project to Brisbane’s Grand Atlantic, as an outlet for songs that didn’t quite fit the band’s format but still desperately needed a place to party. With influences ranging from the likes of The Kinks, The Sonics and The Easybeats, the group quickly established a reputation for their 60’s influenced Garage Rock – featuring blistering riffs, catchy choruses and drums akimbo.
“The Far Outs” album started its life during a fertile period of songwriting for Grand Atlantic’s third and final album. Several songs appeared from the ether that really had no place on the GA record but had a freshness and immediacy that required attention. It was at this point that it was decided to start a new project – a duo – where these tunes could find their rightful place in the world. Other songs followed quickly close behind, complimenting the sound of the initial compositions, alongside carefully selected deep-cut covers by bands such as The Kinks and The Easybeats and… The Far Outs was born!
The recording for the album was done quickly and the brief was simple. Keep it raw. Keep it fun. Lunch at the Pub. The band was well rehearsed and with a limited number of instruments to consider, the main concern was capturing the lightning radiating from a band making their debut album, with very few concerns other than squeezing a good time out of every passing moment. Turn it up real loud Heathens!
The Far Outs played their first show in Fortitude Valley on October 05, 2020 and have since performed at most live music venues in Brisbane including your favourite bar, and are probably there right now drinking your beers. Drummer Jonny Pickvance (Blonde On Blonde/Fingerless etc) has been a part of Brisbane’s music scene for long enough to know better. He joins singer/guitarist Phil Usher (Sacred Shrines, Hillsborough etc) to complete the ultimate party equation. Jonny and Phil have been around the block a few times and have shared the stage with a kaleidoscope of local and international bands, including everything from The Dandy Warhols and INXS to Barry Manilow, Tame Impala and a whole heap more. Chief songwriter Phil Usher, who also drums for Screamfeeder and Sounds Like Sunset, has had his work featured internationally on TV shows and movies, with songs featured on Gossip Girl, Dawson’s Creek, Bondi Rescue, Underbelly and more. The band launched their debut 7-inch in June 2021 with their debut album slated for release in July 2023 on California’s Garage/Psych label Rebel Waves Records/Ripple Music. Buy the ticket. Take the ride.
Phil Usher / Guitar & Vocals
Jonny Pickvance / Drums