Travis Warren and Sarah Scarlata's story goes back ten years, when the pair began playing with Rain Fur Rent, a San Luis Obispo indie rock quintet that disbanded in 2006. It's only in 2011, after both drifted their own ways, that they eventually came back together and formed The LookOut Kids, as a duo led in alternation or in harmony by Warren's lush soulful vocals (which already attracted attention as he fronted Blind Melon post-RFR) and the furious outbursts of his partner. He's on guitar, she's on drums, sounds familiar doesn't it? The energy of the performance, a glorification of the riff perhaps, is a trait they share with Jack&Meg, but their influences are deep rooted in straightforward hard rock, heavy metal and glam too certainly, cooking up something big, bold and loud with striking vocal freak-outs and distorted guitars. Their first EP 'Snitches get Stitches' will be out on August 14th.
You can catch The LookOut Kids tomorrow (8.10) at The Echo Country Outpost, with solo artists Daniel Hart & Sleepers Work for an evening of live music, which they'll be kicking off at 9pm. - Tracy Mamoun