Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An Insight Into The Night Cafe

With all of the artistic prowess and creative majesty as the man himself, Vincent Van Gogh - these boys know how to put together a track ~ what will TNC surprise us with next?

A multitude of singles and EP's followed by the announcement of a heavily anticipated debut album has given us an exciting few awe-filled years. If previous releases are anything to go by, or even a glimpse into what's to come, then we're in for a treat.

The upcoming album will no doubt be teeming with mesmerising 'sound track of your day' tunes that you'll eat, sleep and breathe - there's no humming or hawing with these boys - they get the job done and do a bloody good one at that...

I recently had the pleasure of having a chat with Carl from the band, with the opportunity of asking a few questions to gain a deeper insight into the indie-infused quartet.

Here's what he had to say...

Okay so, the band name - did you get it from Van Gogh's painting?

We had to change our name for copyright reasons. We had a bunch of names that were contenders like 'The Blue Velvet Cafe', haha imagine that. We were looking at names of songs, books, everything that could be a band name really, and then one of the lads said ' The Night Cafe' and was like it's also a painting by Van Gogh, so from there on we just stuck with it.

What can we expect from the new album?

A lot of good music, a change in direction for ourselves I think. Our music has definitely matured in a good way.

How did the band form?

Josh and Sean started making tunes together whilst they were in school, then asked me and Arran to join in after they showed us a few tunes they'd made together. The rest is history!

What was the first song you guys wrote together?

The first one all together was probably a tune called 'Growing Up' when we were still 'Canvas'. That song got us a bit of recognition at the time so we were made up.

I think the first time I saw you guys live was supporting the Wombats in Manchester back in March last year - what's it like touring with them?

Yeah it's always great touring with The Wombats because they're boss people, learnt a lot from watching their shows.

Who are your biggest music inspirations?

Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Title Fight, Bombay Bicycle Club... the list could go on forever.

What venue are you most looking forward to playing on your upcoming tour?

Probably Olympia in Liverpool, we've always said we wanted to play there so to have a show booked is boss!

What's the story behind 'Mixed Signals'?

Mixed Signals is a story of a break-up, it shows how you can realise a lot when you have time to think about it.

Which do you feel is your best song and why?

Erm, it's pretty hard to say because I personally feel all of our tunes are strong, but probably 'Addicted' because it was the first tune we put out as 'The Night Café' and its stood the test of time.

What's the craziest thing that's happened at a gig of yours?

On our last headline tour Sean stopped a tune midway through to stop a fight in the crowd, it was crazy because it's the first time it'd ever happened and hopefully the last.

Who are your favourite music artists and why?

The 1975 are sick, they produce all their own work and also do it for a few others on their roster. Not many people are doing it themselves at that level in the industry so they're up there for us.

What drew you to the music industry? Was there one single moment where you realised where music was all you wanted to do?

We were probably all jamming in Josh's garage, after a while of doing it we all realised it was what we wanted to do with ourselves, there is nothing else that we'd want to do. Can't really think of a single stand out moment because it's always sort of been in our heads.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would you choose?

We like making a lot of trap/ hip hop beats so it would be sick collaborating with a rapper like AJ Tracey or Bonkaz, doing something with a hip hop singer would be sick too but there's too many names to choose from haha.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get started in the music industry?

Just keep making music, and put it out there for everyone to see. The more content out there then the more likely you are to get notice. Also, don't worry about what it sounds like, if you like it then that's enough.

What do you think you'd be doing right now if you hadn't chosen the music path?

Some of us would have probably went to University, and some of us would have went into normal work. Thankfully we chose the right path in music.

If you could give a message to all of your fans out there, what would it be?

Thank you to everybody who follows us and enjoys our music, you're the reason we've come so far so thanks everyone. We've got an album called '0151' coming out in about a months time (23rd August) so plenty more songs for everyone to listen to!

So, there we have it!

The hip-hop lovers have a lot of exciting things in the works for us, most pivotal being the release of their aforementioned album 0151.

The boys have also just been nominated for 'Independent Music Award's Best Live act of 2019', alongside big names such as AJ Tracey, FKA Twigs, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, New Order and Two Door Cinema Club. You can vote here.

You can pre-order it here.
Info about upcoming tour dates can be found on the band's website.

Til next time.

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