Friday, June 10, 2011

[Introducing] Interview With Friday Night Lights + Free Track!

Driving back to Inverness one day my friend Michael pulled out a EP labelled "Friday Night Lights" out of his bag. "Listen to this man, you'll love it!" where his words has he threw my precious "Reuben" CD in the back seat.
He wasn't wrong.

Friday Night Lights instantly stuck me as a band that knew what they were doing and played with experience and maturity as guys twice their age. They held strong influences, some would say most notably "Twin Atlantic" with their distinctly Scottish twang and huge sound, but I feel Friday Night Lights have excelled themselves, listening to their songs it is clear to see they hold their own. They have many influences whilst still truly remaining unique. Their songs held the catchy choruses, righteous riffs, voluptuous verses all great songs should have and thanks to the guys being such spiffy chaps you will be able to see exactly what I mean with a free download from them at the end of this interview with their Lead Man Peter I was able to catch.

Q: If people come to see you Perform, what sort of music should they expect to hear?
(Laughs) An alternative pop punk crescendo from an orchestra of three people.

Q: When did you guys meet and decide to form a band and why?
This guy came up to me at a party once and said "We're in a band together now", that guy was our drummer Craig. Turns out our old guitarist Alex had been organizing a band, I was the second choice vocalist! Why did we decide to form it? We started off just playing covers, no intention of writing our own material, so I guess it was just that we like playing.

Q: Over the years who have been your biggest influences?
Im really into my metal, maybe wouldnt be able to tell from our music. But I guess my favourite bands are Megadeth, Metallica, Rammstein, Gojira, Muse, Biffy Clyro, Blink 182, Led Zeppelin, could go on forever...

Q:You’ve you recently just become a three piece from a four, how did this come about?
Things were'nt working out with out second guitarist. he could'nt make rehearsals and gigs due to work commitments. But now we are a 3 piece, I dont think we've sounded better.

Q: Do you see yourself going in a new direction with the change to a Three piece?
Yeah, were going to in a acid trance direction now.... seriously though, I don’t see our sound changing at all, maybe try and get ourselves sounding simpler and maybe even not so heavy for our next EP.

Q: What are your views on the music scene in Highlands and Caithness?
Its not as thriving as I'd like, but there are a few class bands kicking about. Most notably No Exit Wound from Thurso and He Slept On 57 from Inverness.

Q: If you had the power to change one thing about Highland and Caithness nightlife what would it be?
Tricky. I guess, If people made to the effort to go to every gig, it would attract the bigger touring acts they'd like to see. Sometimes the demographic that likes your bands type of music is'nt as big as you like, but its a small place. Im very grateful for the people who do like our music and come to the gigs, all 3 of them. I kid (Laughs).

Q: What do you plan on doing for the next year?
Think we are planning to book up a tour for the end of this year, song writing and rehearsals over the summer period and plans to record some new material early 2012.

Q: If you guys could have one conjoined super power what would it be?
Im speaking for the other two but, I guess flight would make travelling for gigs easier. (laughs)

Thank You
No Problem, thank you.

For "Friday Nights Lights" free download of "Fiasco" Click here, you won't be disappointed. You can also check out their "myspace" at for more Songs!

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