Third Lung, an Indie/Alt-Rock four-piece from Reading, have recently released their new single, Hold The Line, on 28th May 2021. The band, consisting of Tom Farrelly (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Cams Jurasek (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Rob Jacques (Bass) and Sam Waugh (Drums), return for their second release of the year. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new music as well as their plan for the rest of the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Hold the Line?

It’s been incredibly positive. The two most notable champions of the single so far have to be firstly – Charlie Ashcroft and The Amazing Radio Team. Hold The Line has had multiple plays on Amazing and Charlie saying that we’re “Accumulating an impressive back catalogue of colossal Anthems” live on air was definitely a massive boost! Secondly, Gail Porter and the Islington Radio Team. Not only has the track been played on a host of Islington’s shows but ‘Hold The Line’ actually had its UK Premiere on The Gail Porter Breakfast Show. We were pretty chuffed with that it has to be said. We’re performing a stripped back three track set for Gail’s Show very soon as it happens so keep an eye out for that.

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

An Anthemic Insistence that admitting defeat is not an option and that the answers we seek as individuals rest in the arms of our Brothers and Sisters.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

So once Hold The Line drops on the 28th May we have singles What is a Life? out on the 30th July followed 8 weeks after that by Climb out on 24th September. Then we’ll be releasing all of 2021s singles as a collection, an EP with 2 bonus tracks called Dialogues of the Fatal Few, which will be out on the 26th November. Intermingled with these releases will be some live studio performances we are excited to share. I think it’s the live shows that we can’t wait for the most if we’re being 100% honest!! 

Our first show back is on 11th June in our hometown of Reading at The Purple Turtle. It sold out in 3 days, which floored us! I guess everyone’s ready for live music again. Then later in the year, we have the Festivals and an O2 Islington show to look forward to. We have slots at Are You Listening? Fest, BunkFest and Loddfest and are looking forward to being the main support for The Wendy James Band at The O2 Academy in Islington

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

To date, in terms of overall quality of sound and vibe we’d have to say The Water Rats, King’s Cross. It is a great place to play. It’s a decent size but not so big as to lose intimacy with the audience. 

Looking forward to the most? That’s tough. Let’s say The O2 Academy Islington. Wendy James Rocks!!