Episode 42: Third Lung: Meaningful Anthemic Indie Rock

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Today on the podcast we are featuring the Reading, England-based indie-rockers Third Lung. Learn more about them and listen to their track “Lo-hi.”

Show Notes and Full Show Transcript

Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us, this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians and how their music affects me and then play a track for you to listen to.

So you can check it out and form your own opinion as well. And if you are interested in sharing your thoughts on this track and artist I’ll have details at the end of the show where you can leave your comments.

Today I am chatting about the UK band Third Lung. Now 

I couldn’t find a lot of background information on the band as to how they came together but there was an interview on The Moshville Times online that talked about how the band has been playing together since 2017.

They are a four-piece group composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Farrelly, Lead guitar and backing vocalist Cams Jurasek, bassist Rob Jacques, and drummer Sam Waugh.

So that’s a little bit about the band. They are foursome. The music that they play is uh classified as indie rock. And this seems to be…well the track I’ll be playing later today is called “Lo-hi” and is the third single they released this year which is gonna be off their upcoming debut album GAME PLAY due out this November. 

And this is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed EPs Dialogues Of The Fatal Few, I A Fire, Hold The Line, What Is A Life?, Climb, and The Art Of Stealing which also garnered airplay from the BBC Intro, Amazing Radio, Sirius XM, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, and Soho Radio and Islington Radio. 

So they’ve been getting a lot of buzz and a lot of credit for their previous music and this track is gonna be off their upcoming album. 

I had heard about the band a couple of months ago and I had been meaning to do a feature on them but then time just kind of slipped away from me. 

So I saw this new track was out and I decided to feature this new track. And uhm originally head heard was “Laura” and that was another track that I thought was pretty cool. 

Their music is on streaming platforms like Spotify. I’m not sure it’s on Amazon but it’s definitely on Spotify if you want to check that out. 

If you want to check out some of their other singles. But I will be playing the song “Lo-hi” later today.

I thought the song was pretty cool. They have this stadium-filling anthem pumping out like big guitar sounds. 

And the song not only has meaningful music to it it’s got as you know, this big bombastic guitar rhythms and things like that.

According to that interview, I found they said their influences included a collection of musicians and artists such as U2, Radiohead, Queen, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Robert Plant, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen.

So it’s no wonder they have these very anthemic, anthemic big stadium rock sounds to them. A lot of artists that influenced this band are big rock and roll stadium sounding.

Big guitars, not flashy sounds but you know kind of excitable and music that could be pumped out of a huge arena and just kind of…arena rock and that sort of feeling.

This song definitely has a meaty and robust sound and I do get a lot of U2/Queen vibes from this song. 

And the thing that is interesting is that this song wasn’t even going to be part of their original 10-track album.

It wasn’t until their producer Michael Smith suggested the album could use another track that was what they called “Sometimes you can’t make it on your own” like the  U2 song.

So they started to think about what they could put together and after planting the seed the band started writing this out and they really feel that this is one of their strongest tracks to date.

And not only is the music very strong and powerful but the lyrics are very meaningful. 

And according to the band, the song speaks to the struggles and battles that someone can go through. And just finding themselves alone and not knowing how to go one.

And I think this is very  timely especially with everything going on and so many people struggling with different things and it’s not until they find the courage to ask and have the faith in their friends and loved ones to you know, ask for help they just need to use the words “I need help.” 

It’s something that can be hard to do but it is helpful too. When you have people who are close to you and can help you. It’s a really nice sentiment in the song.

So I think the song is not only meaningful to them but also meaningful to the listener. 

And just having understanding struggles you go through and you can turn to the people around you.

Uhm it can be hard to ask for help but once you put those words out there it can definitely make a change. 

You know this song has real quality. With a very layered quality, the music is very inspirational and meaningful to the listener.

But then the lyrics are very powerful and so even if you are someone who just listens to music in a song you can still get something beneficial from the very powerful and anthemic guitars and drums and instruments

And so it’s a nice kind of layer-on layer kind of like quality music. I feel like it has an infectious and endearing sound.

It’s no wonder the band has been getting praise for this track and also for their other tracks.

The band has been featured in outlets such as Aural Aggravation, New Noise Magazine, V13, The Moshville Times as I said before, Find Your Sounds, ANR Factory, RDG Today, and Read Dork just to name a few.

So as you can see the music kind of speaks for itself and the quality of what they are putting out.

So this is something I really recommend listening to and I will be playing the track in a little bit. 

Before I do I also just want to mention the band will be playing a number of gigs this summer. 

July 23rd they will be at the Lor Raglan in Wokingham. Then August 27th they will be playing at the Wokingham Festival. On September 2nd they will be at the Bunkfest 2022. On September 17th they will be at Loddfest 2022. Then on November 10th, they will be playing a show with Elucidate at Sub89 in Reading. 

And I’ll leave a link to the website where you can find more information on these. 

But yeah, I really, really enjoyed this track and I also enjoyed their other music that I heard earlier this year. 

It seems they have a very strong sound. And the album…it seems it will be one of those albums that has some really great numbers on it. 

But uhm, yeah I feel like I’ve kind of chatted enough about the track so without further ado here is  “Lo-hi” by Third Lung.

We would love to know what you think about Third Lung and their track “Lo-hi.”

You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage. You can also leave an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.

If you’re looking for more information on Third Lung check out their official website www.ThirdLungBand.com. That is T-H-I-R-D-L-U-N-G-B-A-N-D dot com.


You can also like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, they are at the handle ThirdLung. That is T-H-I-R-D-L-U-N-G.On Twitter, you can find them at the handle ThirdLungUK. That is T-H-I-R-D-L-U-N-G-U-K. Follow them on Instagram at the handle ThirdLungBand. That is T-H-I-R-D-L-U-N-G-B-A-N-D.

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