“Somewhere between the bombast of rock music and the infectiousness of pop. At a point where musical weight is subsumed by indie smarts. In a place where alternative creativity collides with mainstream tastes, you find the sort of music which seems to have mass appeal whilst still bristling with authenticity and integrity. And this is where you find Red Output.”
Dave Franklin (Dancing About Architecture)
Indie rocking post-punk from Kitchener, Ontario
Red Output have been tearing up the stage in southern Ontario the last few years with headlined shows and opening sets for touring bands such as Hotel Mira, Texas King, Loviet and Motherfolk. Though putting a lot of time and effort into shows, Red Output's main focus has always been producing high quality and unique music. Their influences range from 2000s indie rock such as The Strokes, The Kooks and The Arctic Monkeys, to modern post-punk and indie music such as Geese and Black Country New Road. Their latest single is "Rafters", which is discussed below.
by Red Output
The band's newest single, "Rafters" shows Red Output at their most confident and exciting point to date. The track combines eccentricity and fun while being compelling and distinctive with its dynamic song structure. It draws from contemporary post-punk, indie rock, and prog rock music with an energy that resembles the ecstasy of a live concert and a listening experience accurate to the perspective of the young, adventurous, and critical music lover.
Plans for 2024
Red Output is currently in process of releasing 2 new singles which show the heavier post-punk/alt rock direction that Red Output's current discography has yet to show before. Each song will be accompanied with a music video as well.
Along with new releases, Red Output have been setting up various local and out of town shows for 2024 including Februry 17th's Kitchener show at The Hub co-headlining with Lost In Japan. Red Output also has plans to make their way around more of Ontario this summer and play various indie music festivals as well. More details to come soon!