“I don’t think we ever really thought about putting this track on the album. It was all written in one session before we left to go to New York and we never thought anything of it… I mean, I’m still kind of confused with the track. I like it but some people really love it.” – Edward Quinn, Slum Sociable

‘Outrunner’ is the new single lifted from Melbourne jazz/electronica duo Slum Sociable’s self-titled debut LP. Released in November 2017 through Liberation Records, the album has already graced us with radio favourites, ‘Castle’, ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ and ‘Name Call’.

Slum Sociable’s ambitious debut effort showcases innovative production, alluring hooks and emotive lyrics. ‘Outrunner’ fully embodies these qualities. It’s a song that didn’t change much from demo to finished product, resulting in raw honesty we can feel with each listen. Lyrically, the song revolves around wanting two different things and the unsureness of how to cope and move forward. In the first verse Miller Upchurch sings, I wanna spend time alone but don’t wanna go without someone”.  

Slum Sociable recently shared a stripped back rendition of ‘Outrunner’ after asking fans which song they’d most like to see performed in this way. Watch the video here.  

Having showcased at New York’s CMJ and Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, the band now set sights on SXSW in Austin, Texas this March. The shows will be Slum Sociable’s first for the year and follow on from their largest national tour to date in December, which saw them sell out a hometown show at the Corner Hotel.

Slum Sociable was crowned locally as the feature album on triple j and FBi Radio for the week of release. It has received love from international radio stations BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and KCRW, as well as garnering online attention from tastemakers Billboard, NYLON, The 405, Clash Music, Earmilk and Indie Shuffle, just to name a few. Songs have featured on a vast collection of global Spotify playlists – with the young act also featuring on the cover of New Music Friday. Slum Sociable’s past 3 singles have now amassed 3.5 million streams on the platform. The future is bright.

The first pressing of Slum Sociable is available now on heavyweight vinyl at

✭✭✭✭✩ ‘Mesmerising, genre-defying debut’ – Rolling Stone

✭✭✭✭ ‘Earworms of pleasant, purposeful electronic innovation’ – The Music

‘Luring synth beats and guitar solos slowly ease you into blunt-force lyrics’ – Billboard

‘Slum Sociable have quietly become one of Australia’s best kept secrets and purveyors of slinky, melodic indie-electro tunes’ – Indie Shuffle

‘Fans of Animal Collective will love this hazy electro-hop duo’ – Nylon

‘Fragrant synths and colliding vocals that really get under your skin’ – CLASH