The Albums That Inspired Lost In Stereo

Posted: Monday 26 November 2018

Glasgow pop-punk band, Lost In Stereo were named Fireball’s hottest band 2018 and they’ll be spending much of December on the road as part of the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour with Flogging Molly, The Bronx, Face To Face and more.

Before they jump in the van, we thought we’d get to know them a little better and asked them to pick the five albums that have shaped the band into who they are now.


The Black Parade is the one album that we can all agree on and is up there with some of the best ever written. It's probably the album that we took most inspiration from starting out as a band and massively helped in developing our sound.


This was one of the first albums I (Ellis, Vocals/Bass) ever bought as a kid, so naturally I just played it on repeat. I loved the song 'Face Down' so much that it was the inspiration for one of the first songs Andrew (Vocals/Guitar) and I wrote together, called 'The Butterfly Effect'. That song is still one of my favourites we've written to date!


Before I (Jon, Vocals/Guitar) heard this album, I wasn't even aware that pop-punk could sound like this. It changed my outlook on the entire genre and changed the way I write and to this day it remains my favourite album released in recent years.


Paul Simon’s Graceland is still one of, if not the best album ever made. The song 'Crazy Love Vol.II' from the album has a story that is extremely driven by the songs dynamics and writers’ understanding of storytelling, that inspired me (Dean, Drums/Vocals) to learn how to carry emotion through rhythms and dynamics. Paul Simon lays down some incredibly angelic vocals that are driven by a finger snap-like drum groove that's very fragile and honest. Then the chorus changes dramatically as you are introduced to a crisp and loud snare attack that helps solidify the first line of the chorus as a statement and not just words that fit spaces, "I don't want no part of this crazy love."


The only album I can think of recently where I (Andrew, Vocals/Guitar) just love every song is State Champs’ Living Proof. The first single I heard from it was ‘Dead and Gone’, which is easily one of the best songs on the record and it’s funny because I wasn't all that keen on the singles until the whole album came out. 

Listening to it from start to finish, you can follow the story they're trying to tell and at the time it was released I could really relate to a lot of the lyrics as well, so those songs I wasn't sure of at first, really grew on me and now I love every track! It was refreshing to get a decent pop-punk album rather than the slow paced, regurgitation of what most other big bands in the genre have been doing over the last few years.

Lost In Stereo will be heading out on the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour throughout December, so if you want to be a part of the fun, grab your tickets now!

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Sunday 2 December Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Monday 3 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Glasgow: Wednesday 5 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Thursday 6 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bristol: Friday 7 December - SOLD OUT

O2 Ritz Manchester: Sunday 9 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Sheffield: Monday 10 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Wednesday 12 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Thursday 13 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Friday 14 December Buy Tickets

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