Cambridge quartet The Greyhound Factory has released their first single of the year and the first of a five-part series today titled ‘Outside the Frame’.
The indie rock band’s style of powerpop, glam and indie rock ‘n’ roll is reminiscent of 90s Americana and powerpop bands but has their roots firmly placed in everyday pessimistic Englishness – like if Bruce Springsteen drank Earl Grey.
Working with producer Piers Mortimer, known for his work with Deep Purple and the Jamiroquai band, The Greyhound Factory try not to take things too seriously and this single ‘Outside the Frame’ is a beacon for just that.
Drawing inspirations from the likes of Elvis Costello, Jellyfish, Edwin Starr and ABBA, the band say the song is admiration for something out of reach. Particularly with the first line of the song, “Darlin’, I’m like a dog at the front door” followed later on by “Bargain, yes you know that’s me”.
After previously releasing three homemade singles that earned them recognition from BBC Introducing with presenter Tom Simkins stating, “I’m a big, big fan”, the band recorded ‘Outside the Frame’ at the renowned recording venue Headline Studios in Cambridge.
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