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INTERVIEW: Night School

Hi girls, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello! We’ve been great!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Last Disaster”?

Lexy: Sure! Last Disaster was one of the first songs I wrote for this record. I wanted to capture the 60’s vibe but with elements of the 90’s. The Weezer album Pinkerton was a big inspiration for me when writing some the songs on this record. 

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

L: There was no personal event that inspired this song. It’s more of a look at the dark side of human behavior, the things people will say and do to each other when their feelings are hurt. 

How was the film experience?

Baylie: It was really fun! We always have fun when we’re together. Only bugaboo was it was warm outside, there wasn’t any running water at the location, and none of us brought water bottles. Luckily we were able to get everything filmed in 4 or 5 hours so it wasn’t so bad.

The single comes off your new album Blush – what’s the story behind the title?

B: We had a list of words we felt fit the feeling of the album and just kept narrowing it down. I’m really happy with the title, it’s a perfect fit for the style and mood of the album.

How was the recording and writing process?

B: Recording was a really really fun process. Everything went incredibly smooth! Lexy and I write our songs independently then when we get together for practice we all figure out leads, bass riffs, harmonies, drums etc. We’re very democratic with everything we do and this album was definitely no exception. We’re always fine-tuning or improving our songs whenever we practice.

How much has your previous musical background have influenced this new project or would you call this a total departure?

L: I think all of my previous musical background had an influence on this project in some way. In any project I’ve been in I like to use lotsa reverb on the vocals and our previous EP was very inspired by 60’s groups like the Shirelles. This record definitely has those elements, but with a much less lo-fi sound than our EP Heartbeat. 

What role does the 90s plays in your music?

L: Probably a big role, consciously and unconsciously. My entire childhood most of high school took place in the 90’s so I’m sure a lot of the music from that era influenced how I write songs. 

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

L: These are mostly songs about love, whether it be happy or unhappy love. So I suppose you could say love is the biggest inspiration for all of our lyrics. There are a few songs with other lyrical themes, for example there’s one about a time my cat got lost haha. Although I suppose there’s a love element to that as well, cause I love my cat! haha. 

Any plans to hit the road?

We have a few tour dates coming up at the end of June. We’re joining the Graveface Records Roadshow for their west coast portion of the tour. Definitely hoping to do a full US tour sometime in the near future though! 

What else is happening next in Night School’s world?

B: I found a cool duck dynasty hat in my bathroom but it’s a little bit too big. I adjusted the size but the hat is too tall, in order for it to fit I have to bundle up a few newspaper clippings, place them in a sock small to medium size sock, and gently slide the sock between my hat and the tip top of my head. Although I’m forced to do this at gun point and without any assistance, it’s really not as difficult as it sounds. Unfortunately more often than not the stuffed sock causes the tall hat to fall from my head. To avoid this problem I have to attach my stepdad’s hockey helmet chin strap to both sides of the hat. This is a great solution but causes a little bit of discomfort when I’m sleeping or crying. Also we’re getting some t-shirts made soon

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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