Although aged only 12 -
16, Outl4w have caused many music industry types to take notice of
their punk-pop anthems, featuring an inventive mix of original
material and cover versions. In a post-Busted world, these young
skateboarders know their Nirvana from their NOFX but aren't afraid
to use catchy melodies too, resulting in a range of guitar-pop gems.
In June 2005 Outl4w
won an XFM Radio competition to write a summer anthem with their
song 'Summer of Rock n Roll', which led to a single being released
in August by Universal Records. The release saw the boys featured on
'Top of the Pops', Celebrity Extra, CBBC Newsround, Blue Peter (2nd
visit) and a piece by APTN News which went out to 300 worldwide TV
stations. Outl4w also played live in the Virgin Megastore & HMV
record stores in Londons Oxford Street.
During January Outl4w
appeared on Blue Peter, BBC TV's flagship children's programme. The
show was broadcast live and the boys played 'Black Flowers' live in
In November last year, from over 300 bands, Outl4w were voted 2nd in
the final of the XFM Radio's 'Rockschool Challenge' at London's
Marquee Club. Judges were NME editor Connor McNicholas, XFM's Lauren
Laverne, Time Out's Chris Salmon and legendary producer Arthur
Outl4w have also attracted the attention of Sony Playstation who
used one of the boys original songs as part of a online promotion.
Outl4w are a
four-piece, three of whom are brothers.
phoned in tears, he was so impressed by this band"
Christian O'Connell XFM