The Outlaw Orchestra were building a head of steam just before covid-19 stopped them and everyone else in theirtracks. The band is not, however, taking it’s foot off the pedal and is unleashing it’s Claymation Alter-ego in the form of a video single. Those fire-in-the-belly, rockin’-rhythm-in-their-rebel souls known as The Outlaw Orchestra are proud to premiere their brand-new Zappa-esque video for their super-catchy, foot-stomping single Chicken Fried Snake.
Check out The Outlaw Orchestra’s new single and video release
Taken from their eagerly-awaited 10-track debut album Pantomime Villains (due to drop on 29th May), Chicken Fried Snake provides a satisfying dish from The Outlaw Orchestra’s cookhouse and diner, which will leave you hungry for more. The Outlaw Orchestra is a Southern Country Rock-influenced, 4-piece powerhouse, formed in mid-2016. The outfit brings together David Roux (guitars/lead vocals); Ryan Smith (drums/percussion/vocals); Pete Briley (banjo/lap steel/vocals); and Alex Barter (double bass/vocals).
Sounding like they’ve been steeped in moonshine since birth, the band do indeed hail from the Deep South – of the United Kingdom: Southampton. The band’s enthusiastic, fired-up audience at Ramblin’ Man last year, where they drew the biggest crowd on the Rising Stage, showed the appetite that exists for The Outlaw Orchestra’s talent, music, and showmanship.
Chicken Fried Snake has been getting well-deserved radio play from Loz Guest on Planet Rock Radio and picking up rave reviews along the way.
The video displays an extra layer of Outlaw Orchestra’s dexterity and demonstrates their creativity away from the stage. A trippy stop motion encounter set in a roadside diner: it opens as a live performance video, but the visuals unexpectedly cut into an alternate Claymation world, treating the viewer to a four and a half minute dark musical, with motion and sound entwining seamlessly.
Guitarist and vocalist Dave Roux reveals what led to the stop motion video “My inspiration sprung from watching The Old Grey Whistle Test as a kid. The song City Of Tiny Lights by Frank Zappa was aired with this incredible Claymation video which became rock video history. I watched it with all the other music kids from the area.
“We went onto make our own Morph-style videos with my Dad’s Super 8 camera. Back then we had to send off the film in the post, get it back weeks later, then edit it with Sellotape and scissors. We’d then have everyone over to watch as Dad set up the cine-projector. The Chicken Fried Snake video is a Zappa-inspired offering, filtered through the Outlaw Orchestra mindset.”
As for the very notion of the dish and song, Dave puts it this way, “Chicken Fried Snake is a Deep South dish of Southern rock that spawned from my mis-hearing a reply to ‘What’s on the special board tonight?’ in Louisiana diner.”
“It’s a culinary vacation for the mind that captures the heat, the flavours, the spices of being in Swampville America, packaged in a thumping hard rock track. It’s Creedence meets ZZ Top: it’s a cosmic feast for the brain and a horror for the belly.”
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As soon as we return to whatever normal becomes be sure to catch The Outlaw Orchestra live.