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INTERVIEW: The Dark Light

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

Hello! We’re pleased to meet you! All cool here, wish you’re great as well!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “It’s Alright”? 

I think is a sort of Lennon’s kind of song, with piano and distorted guitars that combine together in the sound. 

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

The song is about the end of a relation, so I guess that was the inspiration where came from 🙂

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We wanted the image of the band to be pretty clear and direct, exactly as we are, so we decided to film the band playing the song in the studio. The director, Luis Murrighile, spent the whole day shooting the band as was performing the song several times so to have the necessary material.

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

Mainly came out during a meeting I had with my friend, the journalist Terry Rawlings, who suggested this title and I liked it immediately. The title sounds to me like you cannot interrupt doing something you want also when someone suggests you to stop, but is obviously too late 🙂

How was the recording and writing process?

We recorded and mixed the album in sixteen days at Hackney Road studio with producer Shuta Shinoda, and we loved to realize the songs exactly in the direction we wanted to. John Webber mastered the album at the Air studios. We definitely loved Shuta and John’s work, they have done a fantastic work.

What role did London play in the writing of this record?

The city has a massive impact in the sound of the band, cause we breathing it, living it and enjoying it. It is definitely part of the inspiration and it’s in the sound with all its vibe.

How has all your cultural background has served as an inspiration for the band?

Mainly we all love Rock and Roll so it comes easy and we’re not talking about different cultural backgrounds so much.

How The Rolling Stones and Oasis has influence your writing?

In my opinion the Stones with Mick Taylor have been the greatest Rock and Roll band ever and Oasis, especially till Masterplan, have been a fantastic, inspired and wild band. We love that and it’s our feel. We love bands with two guitars as well, so I think Oasis and Stones have done an amazing job on that side.

What aspect of hope did you get to explore on this record?

We wanted just to share our feels, experiences and fun of course.

Any plans to hit the road?

We will post news soon on our online pages! Cannot wait!

What else is happening next in The Dark Light’s world?

We are completing our band’s webpage that will be online soon and we’re planning to play gigs around UK very soon.

LISTEN TO ALBUM HERE https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/315inQYDCvaw7UOrX5jkpS

GET THE ALBUM HERE https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/the-dark-light-keep-off-the-grass

About RJ Frometa

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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