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Swedish pop punks OUT OF MY WAY go acoustic with new version of “Why She Left”

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Just one day before the official release of a new 2-track single from Swedish pop punk rockers OUT OF MY WAY, we’re pleased to give you the first listen of an acoustic rendition of the band’s track “Why She Left”, who will live tomorrow on all streaming pllatforms alongside a cover and acoustic version of NECK DEEP‘s track “The Beach Is For Lovers (Not Lonely Losers)”!

The track is taken from the band’s debut EP, “Whistleblower”, which dropped earlier this year. Punchy, emphatic, defiant pop-punk from the Stockholm trio, with latest single continuing the band’s growth as promising up-and-comers in the European pop-punk scene. Latest single “Built to Last” has recently been added to Spotify’s Skatepark Punks, alongside a host of the leading emerging names in the genre (see the video below).

The idea of doing an acoustic rendition of “Why She Left” was something Christian talked about early on when we dropped the song in the first place. After releasing our debut EP “Whistleblower” back in February which was followed by our single “Built to Last” released in July of this year it seemed like a good idea to drop something acoustic and we all agreed on Why She Left. – singer/bassist Tobias Eriksson

With the original having a more frustrated vibe, the acoustic version is quite different, more melancholic. The sigh at the start was not on purpose but we thought it fit in somehow so we just kept it.

Album art courtesy of Johan Von Malmborg.


Formed earlier this year in Stockholm, Out of My Way has taken little time to craft an engaging and hook-heavy melodic punk sound. Debut EP ‘Whistleblower’ preceded the release of latest single “Built to Last”, with the Swedish trio delivering a sound derived of a blend of old-school and modern pop-punk, sitting between the pop-punk staples like Millencolin and the modern-day style of State Champs.


Out of My Way hooks listeners with their catchy vocal melodies and infectious delivery, set over the top of a heavy rhythm section. The band’s lyrics tackle relatable topics, including politics, personal struggle, relationships, and the quest for self-discovery.

The band’s stand-alone single and music video “Built To Last” was released earlier this past Summer:

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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