Tom Farrelly – Lead Vocals, Guitar Cams Jurasek – Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar Rob Jacques – Bass Guitar Sam Waugh – Drums
How and where did you get together?
Cams and Tom originally met at Reading College studying music Performance and began playing together in various projects, Tom was the Drummer in those days and later began to write original material. He then sort out musicians to build a project around the songs. Tom met Rob when he went to see him play in a band performing at The Plough in Tilehurst Triangle. Tom met Sam at The Global Cafe through Mutual Friends. Sam was on the function circuit at the time and agreed to join the band. Cams ,while recording and performing her own solo material, joined later to complete the 4 piece Third Lung.
What are the band’s main influences?
– Bands such as, U2, Pearl Jam, FOO Fighters, Coldplay, Radiohead, Stereophonics, OASIS, THE BEATLES – Songwriters such as, Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Ryan Adams, Lennon/McCartney, – Emotive Music, Cinematic Scores, Soundscapes (Think Walter Mitty meets Into the wild)
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
Festivals: – The Great Escape – Camden Rocks – AYL Festival – Readipop – OXJAM – FROGFEST – TRING Festival – MeonFEST GIGS: – DINGWALLS – O2 Academy – 229 CLUB – Dublin Castle RADIO: – BBC Intro in Berkshire – BBC Radio 6
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
During 2020 it’s been tough to get together. Thankfully locally We have The Loddon Brewery Taproom and shop. We’ve been spending way too much time there! So much so we’ve become friendly with the Owners, who have become Fans and Great Supporters of the band. We often hear Our Music Blaring out of the Shop speakers when we pop in. They’re class! Most recently they were incredibly kind and offered us the use of their Brew House as a venue to film our latest Single Video. The Brew house is set in a gorgeous Victorian Barn. The new single is ‘Falling Stone’ and If you look closely you’ll be able to see all the Brew Tanks in the background.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you’d be happy to share?
BBC Intro “The Immense Power of Tom Farrelly’s voice is up there with the likes of John Fogerty” and “Absolutely Love them!” CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE “A mix of crunchy grunge-laced chops, atmospheric harmonies and contemporary production qualities that drive the soaring, pensive qualities of the Reading-based rockers. Modern Rock ready for the Millennial Generation” THE MOSHVILLE TIMES “It’s that perfect sound. At home in a sweaty, darkened club or a sunny afternoon on a festival line-up.” PURE GRAIN AUDIO “Anthemic rock n’ roll at its finest” NORTHERN EXPOSURE “Memorable, emotional, heavy,you can imagine it being screamed out by thousands of people in an arena. Big things are to come for Third Lung, so keep an eye out!”
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
The Single ‘Falling Stone’ was recorded at RYP Studio in London. Produced by Michael Smith, RYP Recordings.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
In all honesty we’ve had this track in the can for quite some time. For some reason though, now felt like the perfect time to release it. We didn’t have a detailed brief in production but it was clear that we didn’t want to hold anything back. We wanted to throw everything at it. We wanted it to flow from all of us as naturally as possible. We wanted to have fun with this one and allow the sound to grow as big as it dared to be. Allowing ourselves that freedom felt right and we owe everything to Our wonderful Producer and Partner Michael Smith. With every new track we work together on Smith becomes more and more like a member of Third Lung and integral to Our ever developing sound. The 5 of us are very proud of ‘Falling Stone’.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about?
The single attempts to explore the loneliness felt in self discovery. Often what we are missing in our lives lurks in the places we are most afraid to mine. It’s completely understandable why we would avoid such self inflicted scrutiny. Our Human Nature, Our very survival instincts attempt to protect us from such pain.. We all know how much It really hurts when we look deeply and honestly at ourselves, but only at first. Through under going the challenges this kind of analyses brings. We can find hidden strengths. Discover who we really are and what we are made of. It’s this journey that interested me particularly. I guess it’s the archetypical Heroes journey. Even though, in the end, perhaps the only person you’re truly able to save is yourself and hopefully that helps..
Falling stone is that realisation. You have to go it alone in order to find what will ultimately save you. It lingers in the Dark. The last place you want to look but that one place you have to go. I love investigating those types of personnel narrative. – Tom Farrelly