We are so so so incredibly excited to finally announce that on 4th November 2016 we will be releasing our brand new mini album ‘This was never my story, it’s yours’.
To celebrate, you can hear brand new track ‘Box of matches (It only takes one)’ right now from our bandcamp (lastoneoutuk.bandcamp.com), and if you give it a cheeky pre order, you can even download the track and show your pals. Pre-order also available on iTunes, and the mini album will be available from all other online retailers on November 4th.
Stick with us over the next couple of months, for more updates and big love to everyone who has stuck by us over the last few months.
Bleddy hell, it’s been a long time since we’ve update this hasn’t it? I guess an apology is in order, but we’ve actually just been busy so #fucktheking. Is it really lame to hashtag inside a blog? Probably.
Anyway, enough of that, so you may or may not know, but we’ve done a lot of stuff over the last few months, I guess we should start with the single! SO! Back in April we drove down to the dark depths of Cornwall and spent a day hanging out with the sound engineer extraordinaire Ross Rothero Bourge at Cube Recording Studios. Mr Bourge has engineered us a few times live and as well as being quite the gentleman he also has some pretty incredible skills in the studio. We didn’t really know what to expect going in to record with Ross, but I think we can safely say that he smashed it out the park.
You might be thinking to yourself ‘April? Didn’t you only release the single in July?!’ and you’re not wrong. After a lot of time figuring out the best way to release the track and trying to arrange shooting a music video it ended up taking a lot longer than we thought it would. We had a great idea for a music video, but after talking with the guys that filmed it, apparently having us all riding laser mounted triceratops against an angry horde of the undead was ‘out of budget’ so instead we settled on a shipping container. But it seems as though that worked, and we’ve been amazed by the response so far. If you haven’t already then check it out here.
I now realise I’m doing this a bit backwards, but it’s been so long since we wrote on here that I forgot we hadn’t even talked about the tour! Back in March our lovely pals in TinnedFruit and Smokin’ Durry’s were kind enough to let us tag along on a little tour with them. While we only went away for a total of 6 days, the amount of hilarity that occurred was unbelievable. So unbelievable in fact that we ended up having to make 3 separate videos documenting the lot, which you can check out below. I’d like to say they’re the best tour documentaries ever created but that would probably be a bit big headed.
So what else have we done? The week after we dropped the new single we played a not-even-long-enough-to-call-it-a-mini-tour-tour, with a show in Livewire and a show at Exile in Plymouth, and I think it’s safe to say they were 2 of the best shows we have ever played to date. We’ve played a lot of shows at Livewire over the years, and it can be a real mixed bag, sometimes people aren’t too interested, sometimes they’ve had to leave to get the bus home, or whatever, but this show was like the good old days, a packed room of kids all singing along and getting involved, so if you were there, THANKS!
And Exile, oh Exile. We were lucky enough to be able to join MetalFest2k15 as the token emo band, along with our pals in Moorhaven/Pillars/Drifted and Halflight which let’s be honest is an unnecessary line up as it is. We were expecting it to be a busy night, but what we weren’t expecting was that not only would people stick around and watch our 30 minutes of sadness, but that it would be hands down the best show we’ve ever played. It may have been sweaty to the point of needing goggles, but every single person in that room stood there and danced or sang along to every song and we couldn’t thank all of you enough. If you were there, you are awesome. You can check out a full gallery from the show here.
Not content with playing to sick shows back to back, we figured ‘ere, there’s a festival down that there Cornwall, why don’t we go and play at that bad boy?’. I’m ofcourse paraphrasing, we actually spent months speaking to the Boardmasters organisers who kindly gave a slot on the Beach Stage on Wednesday 5th August, and it was once again incredible! While you might think being at a festival when it’s raining and all a bit gloomy is a bad thing, for a band who are playing in the only covered area at that time, it’s a god send! We ended up playing to a good 400 strong crowd and the response was incredible. All of the Boardmasters crew were also incredibly hospitable and with any luck we’ll get to go back down there and play again one day! You can check out a cheeky gallery from the show here.
So that’s pretty much taken us up to date, there’s a few things we’ve also been up to, but I’m afraid we just can’t tell you about it right now. Our next show is on the 21st August with the almighty I Divide and it is sure to be a sweaty one, so come down and party with us. Has anyone actually read this far down? Could I get away with something funny? Scrotum.
Now I know it’s a cliché, but when we all decided to take the ‘wrong’ decision and dedicate a huge portion of our lives into writing music, you never really expect people to listen and appreciate the music that you create. When they do, the feeling of pride and admiration that you get for something that you and your friends created in a damp and cold room is unexplainable. There have been times when we have travelled hundreds of miles, and played to 3 people. But even if just one of those people come up to after you’ve played, it makes the entire thing worth it.
When we released our first ep ‘Get the lights’, we sent a couple of the tracks to BBC Introducing in Devon. We definitely did not expect to ever hear back from them. But we did, and a long and beautiful relationship began. James Santer and the team have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us ever since, even inviting us in to do a live session broadcast back in August ’14 before featuring us in their Round Table show held by the UPSU Radio team back in December ’14.
Here is what James had to say about us:
“We’ve featured Last One Out so many times on BBC Introducing in Devon that they’ve almost become part of the family here! Since their initial upload to us in early 2013 I think we’ve played EVERY track we’ve received since, they’ve had nothing but positive comments from our panellists on the Round Table review show, and we’ve seen stand out tracks such as ‘Ten Years Too Late’ and There’s Always One…’ performed live in the studio for an exclusive BBC Introducing session. Now with addition of 5th member and vocalist Sam Cudmore to the group, we can only expect bigger, louder and better things to come.”
The work that James and the team do at BBC Introducing in Devon, and every other Introducing show around the country is vital in getting new music out to the world, head over to www.bbc.co.uk/radio/stations to find out when your local introducing show takes place, and get involved.
2014 was hell of year for us. We played some ridiculous shows, and made some incredible friends throughout it. But a change is on the horizon.
Let me set the scene;
It was the sweatiest gig in the long and arduous history of Plymouth Post-hardcoreans LastOneOut. Genuinely. My trainers were squelching by the end of it. Before the set, we had a quick chat with a local vocalist to see if he wanted to come up and perform “Ten Years Too Late” with us. This vocalist happened to be Sam Cudmore. Off he popped to learn the necessaries, and came back saying he was ready.
It got to the end of set, and Sam’s time had come. He got up and well, smashed it.
After some successful shifts as our merch guy, we felt it was time. He was in.
We have spent the last couple of months writing some new songs and teaching Sam the current stuff, and he will be officially debuting on the 23rd of January 2015, at The Underground in Plymouth.
Keep checking back for updates from Sam and the rest of us. There may even be some cheeky previews of the new stuff.