The Outside will make an impression. Delivering a combination of driving rhythms, melodic hooks and anthemic overtones, the end result is a unique tapestry of sound and emotion. Collectively hailing from NYC, The Outside offers something truly unique and passion filled, derived from each of their life and musical experiences. With lyrical swells weaving through pulsing backbeats, fierce warm melodies and cathedral hard bass lines, you won't soon forget the experience of The Outside - whether it's on stage or in your stereo.
Following the highly-anticipated release of their second EP- 'You are the alpha...gracias por nada'- the four members are storming stages with a more extensive song list of the emotionally-charged soundscapes that make them truly unique. Showcasing a matured, seasoned sound of the group, the 5 song EP is also a true representation of their energetic and captivating live shows.
"The Outside is the anti-Evanescence. Frontwoman Tree's vocals are spit out Kittie-style or released in a sugary Beth orton vibrato. The music is heavy but not abrasive or ham-fisted; in fact, the arrangements are befitting a Prog-Metal band (think Tool, not Dream Theatre). Dynamics are all over the board and also maintained long enough to establish a mood rather than toggling back and forth for effect. Having said all of that, fans of Evanescence will probably love them, too. Their second EP, You Are The Alpha...Gracias Por Nada, has generated a huge buzz, and demand for their stellar live show has them gassing up the van more and more often (including three trips to Cincy this year). With festival and magazine appearances increasing exponentially, The Outside are truly a band on their way up, but definitely one that will make it there with their artistic integrity intact.- Ezra Waller / CityBeat.com
.:THE LIVE SHOW:.
"Attending a live event where you find yourself relaxed is a great thing, although finding yourself surprised and tuned into something new is a gift in its own. Original, hard, sexy, edgy and deep are only a few words to describe the hand crafted masterpiece that is The Outside. Built from the mind, body and soul of four incredible musicians; Will on bass, Ben on guitar, Damien on drums and Tree grabbing the microphone to wake & bake your brain with ease.
To speak of anything but brilliance would be blasphemous. Their music, cutting edge, their stage presence, flawless and their energy is ecstatic. I was nearly knocked off my feet when they took the stage hostage; I honestly had no idea what to expect with the current state of music, but alas I was shocked yet once again. The moment The Outside came in, all life came to a halt. I had truly found myself in the center of scorned beauty and uplifting despair.
The Outside leaves you in love with a shattered heart while flying with broken wings. There is no definition for the excitement and pleasure given by the hands of these talented people. In music there are few moments where you feel euphoric, the drug that is music has been contaminated for far too long. But never fret, when The Outside finds itself on stage, you find yourself as high as a kite." -Metal Evolution.net