The Outline - Manchester Academy 3 - 7.6.08

The Outline from Los Angeles hit the stage tonight in support of American emo-punkers Say Anything. Whilst the audience is sufficiently dwindled in numbers tonight the band hit the stage with the confidence as though they were playing to thousands. Mixing atmospheric delayed guitar sounds and electronic samples with balls out rock their sound is much more mature than tonight’s headliners and as a result seemingly goes over the young audiences heads. Unfortunately, several songs in and the audience still appear to be rather subdued. The Outline, whilst talented, sadly have the inconvenience of being relatively unknown in the United Kingdom but they only need that ‘hit song’ to attract listeners to their debut album before kids everywhere will be singing along. The band close with ‘Shotgun’ which finally begins to get the crowd moving, although the song is rather different compared to their other material, this song could be just the single to place The Outline in the forefront of listeners minds.

The Outline’s debut album 'You Smash It, We'll Build Around It' is out now 30:30 Recordings and the band tour with The Rocket Summer this July…
28 Jun Yeovil, Orangebox
01 July Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
02 July Newport, TJ''s
04 July Brighton, Concorde 2
05 July London, Astoria 2
06 July Norwich, Arts Center
07 July Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill
08 July Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10 July Leeds, Cock-Pit
11 July Manchester, Academy
15 July Glasgow, Garage
16 July Birmingham, Academy 2

Having toured with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Panic At The Disco and Saosin, The Outline are fast becoming one of THE bands to watch!
Produced by Chris Fudurich (Finch, Nada Surf) 'You Smash It, We'll Build Around It' has earned the band a firm place on the Fearless Records roster (At The Drive In, Plain White T's) in the US and has helped cement their position as a band at the vanguard of the new rock renaissance.

Words/Photos: Mark Forrer -

Click here to leave your comments on the Message Board
(NB: The message board opens in a new window so please disable your pop-up blocker to view)