Listening to the punchy, melodic tunes of Outside In is rather like getting a slap in the face and a shoulder massage at the same time!
Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Karnivool and A Perfect Circle, Outside In weave together alternative and prog-rock elements to produce a sound that is distinctly their own.
All four members – Mikey Brown (vocals), Jonnie Barnard (guitars), Adam Tobeck (drums) and Elliot Il Seung (bass) – are long-term fixtures in the Auckland music scene, and have also performed with such groups as The Blackbird Ensemble, The Beths, Batucada Sound Machine, Üpsilon, and Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes.
With each bringing their own musical personality to the mix, the result is an intricate soundscape of layered vocal harmonies propelled by surging guitars and solid rhythms, deeply infused with catchy prog-rock melodies that are sure to turn you inside out.
Outside In's debut album Karmatrain will be out later this year.