The Third Sound

Founded by Icelandic frontman, Hakon Aðalsteinsson – an ex-member of Singapore Sling who are often hailed as founding members of the new psych sound – The Third Sound came into being in Rome in 2010 and have since relocated to Berlin.

Since forming, The Third Sound have enjoyed the support of Anton Newcombe, who released their self-titled first album, on his label A Recordings, and chose the group to support his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre on tour in Europe. He also provided the studio for recording their second album The Third Sound of Destruction and Creation which was released on Fuzz Club in 2013. Most recently they’ve shared members with Anton Newcombe and Tess Parks’ band, which led to Parks’ appearance on the single “You Are Not Here” from the group’s third album, Gospels of Degeneration, to be released April 2016 on Fuzz Club.

The have also taken part in the Fuzz Club Split Single series, partnering with The Underground Youth on Split Single No. 2.

What began as somewhat of a solo project by Aðalsteinsson, the new album sees The Third Sound stretching its definition with deeper levels of collaboration between band members and the influence of a new character in its story, the city of Berlin.

The Third Sound is Hakon Aðalsteinsson, who creates the concept for each song and writes the lyrics, guitarist Robin Hughes who develops the guitar parts, Leo Kaage on drums. The trio co-produced Gospels of Degeneration, which was recorded in Berlin in Kaage’s homebuilt studio with gear that was begged, borrowed and stolen from friends and collaborators.

The group’s sound has been described as “ebbing between light and dark, dream and reality, pop and experimentalism” and “ranging from hypnotic soundscapes to tweaked out and fuzzed up numbers.” In a recent premiere on Clash Music they were described as “lynchpins of the psychedelic underground.”