Get to Know a Band: Four Nights Gone
Hello everyone! We’re back with another installment of "Get to Know". This time around we are talking to modern rock band "Four Nights Gone" from Staten Island, New York. Four Nights Gone was formed in the summer of 2010 and is described as "Breaking Benjamin meets Chevelle" thus creating an original yet familiar sound. We recently talked to the band for a chance to get to know the New York rockers.
SongFreaks: Your Facebook page states that "Sick of being in dead-end bands going nowhere, they (Four Night Gone) joined together determined to work hard to get somewhere in the music industry." Thus, was your band formed out of previous collaborations that weren’t set on making a mark in the music industry?
A. Yeah, Damian and Lobes were in a band, and Imran and Alex were in a different band. Both bands were going absolutely nowhere, we each played maybe one or two shows, knew we would never get anywhere and called it quits and then found each other and formed Four Nights Gone
SongFreaks: What valuable lessons did you all gain from your past collaborations that you brought with you to Four Nights Gone?
A. We basically learned how to play music with other people, and what NOT to do in a band, haha.
SongFreaks: This past January you released your first EP titled "Crash and Burn". Can you describe to us the recording process? I imagine it must have been an exciting time for aspiring musicians such as yourselves.
A. We worked with producer Ethan Bill for our EP. We'd recorded a rough demo in another studio however we were very unhappy with it, so this was our second time in a recording studio. Working with Ethan showed us what it was like to work with a producer, and how he shaped and moulded our songs into the final versions you hear on the CD.
SongFreaks: How has living in a world renowned metropolis like New York influenced your music?
A. It's been great. We're actually from Staten Island, but we travel to the city a lot. There's always so much going on, and that's where you can go see so many concerts, from venues like Madison Square Garden to more intimate places like Gramercy Theater and Highline Ballroom.
SongFreaks: Best concert experience you have had either as a spectator or performer?
A. Our best concerts experience was playing Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square to 350+ screaming fans. We also got really cool backstage treatment, we never really get that. Best spectator experiences would be seeing Circa Survive live
SongFreaks: What is in store for the band in the near future?
A. We're deciding on the producer we want to work with for our next EP, we definitely plan to kick things up another notch to the next level with our new material and show people we're dead serious. We should also be shooting a music video, and some east coast touring before the end of the year.
If you want to listen to Four Nights Gone you can check out their debut EP "Crash and Burn" here.
And get their songs on iTunes here.