ALL GET OUT
U.S. alt.rock storytellers dealing in cinematic tunes and tough life lessons
Growing up is not something that happens overnight. Often it’s a process of making mistakes, learning from them, making the same mistakes again, then facing up to some hard truths.
It’s a theme that runs through No Bouquet, the new album from emo duo All Get Out, and something frontman Nathan Hussey knows well. “Part of me growing up – which happened very late in my life – was realising how to be a better person and surround myself with better people,” he contemplates. “I missed out on learning those things at critical moments and had to come back with my tail between my legs.”
Nathan formed the band in Charleston, South Carolina while still a teenager. Over the course of two albums and numerous line-up changes – currently consisting of Nathan on vocals/guitar and six-stringer Kyle Samuel, plus touring drummers and bassists – he has become a master of spinning emotional yarns that unfold on beds of dynamic, wide-eyed guitars. Despite a cult fan base and critical acclaim, though, for a while it seemed like All Get Out would remain underdogs. No Bouquet looks set to change that. It’s a record loaded with cathartic hooks as Nathan charts the feeling of having to run to catch up, but also learning that life is not a race and you might miss what you’ve already got if you treat it that way. It is a sentiment captured in the lyric, ‘ You’re no bouquet, you’re just a rose,’ from opening track Rose. As Nathan explains, it’s about finding your value as part of something bigger than yourself and was inspired by a similar line in Japanese anime movie Spirited Away. “A lot of these songs started with scenes that meant a lot to me, and I would start writing as if I were one of those characters,” he reveals. “I’d explore the complexities in their emotions and relationships, but as I’d go along, I’d find I’d run out of room because I’m not that person. So I’d interject myself in there, and I’d find I was talking about myself all along.”
As well as writing this record shortly after 2016’s aptly-titled Nobody Likes A Quitter, Nathan also released a solo record earlier this year and proudly reveals that, “I just finished a demo for the next record earlier today.”
Busy man. No wonder he had to actively find the time to do some growing up. ALL GET OUT ’S ALBUM NO BOUQUET IS OUT NOW VIA EQUAL VISION
“I HAD TO REALISE HOW TO BE A BETTER PERSON…” NATHAN HUSSEY