Following on from a rich and dynamic wave of offerings throughout the last year, Reading-based offering THIRD LUNG recently capped off their 2020 with the release of their latest belter 'Falling Stone'.
Channeling a bold and powerful aesthetic throughout, 'Falling Stone' makes for a raw and passionate return for the group. Filled with euphoric hooks, anthemic production, and some truly memorable moments, this lot look set to be take 2021 by storm.
So with the new track doing the rounds right now, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has been inspiring them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Tom: Drums. I was obsessed. From about the age of 8-9 I knew I had to play something, anything. It was the Saxophone for a while. Thanks to watching Clarence Clemons do his thing on my Mum's copy of Springsteen and the e street band live at Wembley. Then it was the piano. Then One day a drum tutor came into our school to perform a demonstration. I remember being starstruck! That’s where it started for me.
What was the first song that inspired you to make your own music?
Cams: Wonderwall. I was about 11. It was the first song I had ever learned on the guitar. I was so excited that I phoned my mate up to play it to them down the phone.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
Cams: I was a big fan of British Indie Bands. Oasis, Stereophonics, Feeder, Travis, Blur, Coldplay, Radiohead. As well as American Grunge bands, such as Nirvana , Pearl Jam. U2 played a big part. I remember being obsessed with ‘All That you Can’t Leave Behind’.
What do you find is the best environment to find inspiration for your music?
Tom: Usually it involves a lot of sitting around with an acoustic guitar to hand and staring out the window into space. Sometimes an idea just falls in. Once I’ve got an initial idea working I’ll head upstairs where I’ve got a modest home studio set up. I love layering up ideas and experimenting with phrasing and approach when getting the main vocal melody down. Recently I’v found it really helpful to delve into the main character of the song and find their individual voice. Its a very subtle shift that takes place when I do this but I find the process gets me into the right head space to execute the story. Then when with the band that’s when any ideas any of us have truly get fleshed out and defined.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Tom: The War On Drugs and HOLY HOLY are firm favourites at the moment. Check out ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ by HOLY HOLY and ‘A Deeper Understanding’ by The War On Drugs.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
Tom: I haven’t written about the cat yet. That’s on the to-do list.
What has been the most unusual moment in your career so far?
Cams: Too many to mention but one gig we played in a church once I considered quite Unusual. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. So much so I was asked to convert on multiple occasions. I was told that I was a good guitarist considering I was a girl and to top it all off there was no booze only tea, adding insult to injury. Wicked venue though!
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Tom: I honestly don’t know. All of my instincts and internal drive is geared toward music. I do many other things but generally speaking the band and our music always takes priority.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Tom: Don’t give up your day job. At least. Not yet.
THIRD LUNG's new single 'Falling Stone' is available to stream and download now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.