INTERVIEW

“When Out With Mummy enter the Central London stage they look as chilled out as that Rastafarian vinyl seller in Camden Market. Perhaps it’s because they’ve attracted fans such as Jonathan Ross and Zane Lowe or because they’ve been plucked from the toilet circuit and raised as James Endeacott’s next intriguing prodigy. On stage, Out […]

“When Out With Mummy enter the Central London stage they look as chilled out as that Rastafarian vinyl seller in Camden Market. Perhaps it’s because they’ve attracted fans such as Jonathan Ross and Zane Lowe or because they’ve been plucked from the toilet circuit and raised as James Endeacott’s next intriguing prodigy.

On stage, Out With Mummy have a certain swagger, just like all the hot prospects of the future; safe in the knowledge that they could be writing chart topping, indie pop tunes. When listening to tracks like ‘Screaming Out’ and ‘Counting Sleep’ echoes of The Strokes, Television and Joy Division whisper in your ear, each song representing a style, or a sound that will no doubt get us boys and girls in tight jeans and coloured leggings dancing in the aisles.

Their live sound is intense, passionate and at times a little incessant but never quite tips over the edge into the realms of dull and uninteresting. They’re tight, especially for a quartet of school friends. Front-man Fraser acts like a salesman, selling the songs to his audience. Remaining band members tend to hide behind him, looking professionally deep in concentration.

1965 Records single ‘Who Stole Peter’s Soul’ is no doubt the highlight in this very promising set, containing no elements that are clever or fancy, instead just a few kooky lyrics and a crunching chord progression that makes it a damn good indie rock anthem

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Out With Mummy do still have a long way to go. They’re a good few small time gigs away from playing the main stage at Reading yet or headlining an NME tour. But with a few more killer tunes (and only a few mind) an eye-catching image upgrade and these teens will be on their way, even with a name like that. Definitely ones to watch.

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