Night Argent recently released The Fear. The band took some time to answer our questions about the EP, the band’s start, and more. Check out the full interview below.
When the band first started out in Pasco, Washington, where were you mostly playing? Did you play local shows or would you travel to Seattle and Portland areas to get gigs?
We actually played all over when we first started out. We were working with a college booking agency, and traveled around the U.S. quite a bit playing shows. Our first tour after we locked in the final member of the band was actually a 3 week tour on the east coast, so we got a lot of travel experience grinding it out pretty early on. We also played quite a few shows locally, but venues don’t seem to last super long in our hometown, we hope to one day help change that.
Once you won the grand prize at the Ernie Ball International Battle of the Bands, things seemed to really get rolling for the band. How did that experience change things for you?
It was a huge moment for us. We already believed in what we were doing and the music we were making, but to get that validation at that level and from people in the industry we’ve respected a long time was incredible.
It opened up a lot of doors for us, we still have to grind and put in work every day, but it allowed us opportunities that a lot of bands don’t get.
I don’t want to focus too much on the past, so let’s jump ahead to working on The Fear. What was working with John Feldmann like and what did you learn from him?
It was a new experience for us for sure. We had never worked with an outside producer, we had done everything in house up to that point, and to have our first experience be someone at his level was pretty hard to wrap our heads around. Luckily he made us feel right at home, and we had a blast working with him in the studio. The biggest thing we learned from him was to stay true to who we are as a group and what we’re trying to accomplish, regardless of how outside pressures may try and force us to change and be something we’re not.
With the EP out now, what is the band’s main focus? Touring?
Definitely, our goal right now is to play festivals, and get on the road with other bands out there putting in the work. Playing live and touring is our favorite part of being in a band.
Is the band always writing and working on new music or do you give yourselves a bit of a break?
We’re always working on new music, and writing. It’s how we express ourselves and cope with everyday life. We don’t write strictly for the band, or our fans, we write for ourselves, and because it’s what we live for.
I look forward to hearing more from the band in the future. Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. Last one: where can our readers keep up with you?
Thank you! They can find us on any of the social media sites, or check out our website.