Interview: The Dead Night

You have just released your debut single “Caramel”. What is the story behind the song and how did you create/write it? Also, what inspired the song title?
‘Caramel’ is a puzzle made up of different ideas from different times! The song was originally called ‘Stabilizer’ after a riff that Ian wrote but Aidan wrote the verses after finding inspiration on a night out.
Energetically, it’s like Springsteen looking through a buckfast bottle.
The title came before the lyrics and definitely informed the tone. Talking about things that are sweet but not exactly good for you.

If you had to describe your sound, how would you do so? Furthermore, what artists (or other sources) do you cite as influences?
We’re a young band so still working on the sound but we’re enjoying the exploration. If there’s a common thread I’d say that we like loud guitars and a chorus people can sing along with.
Our biggest influences are Foo Fighters, Black Keys and The Who.

What have been band highlights so far? And what is on your bucket list that you’d want to achieve?
The reaction we’ve had to our first single has been incredible and we’re so grateful for everyone who has supported us. It’s a bit challenging with the global situation but we’re excited to start touring and playing live again as soon as possible! If we could travel the world because of our music that would be a dream.

If you could be the main support for any living artist, who would that be for and why? Alternatively, what would be your dream live booking?
Father John Misty is my Elvis. I’ve seen him every time he’s played Glasgow and he’s such and inspiration. If we could get a Dead Night / Father John Misty / Jason Isbell gig I could literally get hit by lighting and it would still be the best day ever.

What artists have you been listening to? Additionally, who should others be listening to?
Just Mustard, Salt River Shakedown, King Princess, Dope Lemon
Everyone needs to check out the new Crashkid! single and Taz and The Maniacs. Had both on heavy rotation.

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