Indie supergroup Out Lines release a single, ‘Buried Guns’, via Rock Action Records.
The trio, who prefer to refer to themselves as simply a ‘project’, nonetheless consist of James Graham out of The Twilight Sad, Kathryn Joseph, and her sidekick and production legend Marcus MacKay.
Joseph provides piano and harmonium, with Mackay contributing live and programmed percussion as well bass synth with Graham and Joseph taking turns at lead vocals.
The threesome got together following what was originally intended as a one-off performance at Platform in April 2016. The Easterhouse venue regularly hosts events programmed by former Delgado Alun Woodward and it was as part of the Outskirts Festival that Graham and Joseph translated stories heard through their conversations with locals into songs with Mackay, founder of the Diving Bell Lounge studio, steering the live sound.
An album ‘Conflats’ – recorded at Diving Bell, mixed by Tony Doogan at Mogwai’s Castle of Doom, and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright – is due out on October 27th, with artwork by Scott Hutchinson out of Frightened Rabbit.