Third Party
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Third Party


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"The sounds of 2012"

I want to adopt them, how can this band not have a record deal etc. - Adam walton at the BBC

"Introducing Third Party"

Third Party is Cardiff based music project revolving around the musical talents of Gruff Russell-Jones who have been knocking around Wales for a couple of years now.

The tunes are invariably perky, infectious and likable, taking on the shared skin of both post-punk and pop punk. Lyrically it is irrepressibly delightful; simple, honest and occasionally sharp tongued but always reeling against the miserable. Taken from the band’s 2011 EP, ‘Talking Shop’ and ‘Loose Connection’ display this aesthetic with emphatic style. Meanwhile their new single ‘Room With A View’ takes a more honed approach, less brash it is a jerky new wave number awash with quirk and rampant pop sensibilities.

Third Party are an unusual talent, without question. This is music that doesn’t take itself too seriously, preferring to make tunes that are both lively and fun. It is not an approach unique to them, what is though, is their ability at pulling it off without compromising the music. - Barrygruff@wordpress

"The south wales sounds of 2013"

Third Party (AKA Gruff Russell-Jones) is a musician whose sole manifesto appears to be railing against the lugubrious and the miserable, this Cardiffian can only be described as irrepressible. He and his outfit came to my attention via the sparky collision of furious garage punk-pop that was his ace Talking Shop EP. This is wiry, exuberant music awash with harmonies which doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is all the better for that brazen standpoint.

Read more: Wales Online
- South wales echo


Talking Shop E.P. 2010
Electric City (single) 2011
Room with a View (single&video) 2012



Third Party has been around in one form or another for a couple of years, always with GRJ in the singing and songwriting role. Now with a solid line-up comprising of Del boy on the bass, Joel Beswick on the keys and Christian X on drums this is a cracking live experience, a band with serious presence and the music to back it up. We are recording a new single this January, aiming to capitolise on the press we've already had including a best of 2012 list and a 'ones to watch' for 2013. We will have a promotional video to go with the single and will look to play as many shows as we can off the back of it whilst looking for funding for the album to follow.