I N T E R V I E W
Nick Feast of Louder Louder
By Arpie Shirehorse
(Photo by Ngamihi Pawa)
HUP caught up with Nick Feast from Cambridge indie rockers Louder Louder ahead of their show with Half Eaten Pie and Skymning at Nivara Lounge this coming Friday September 9th.
When did Louder Louder form/how did you all meet? Three of us have known each other since high school and took guitar lessons together (Pat, Joel and Nick), and following a stint as our sound man, Will joined a couple of years ago when we realised he was wasted out the back checking levels, and Zak started hitting calfskin in anger for us about a year and a half ago.
You recorded some songs at The Porch a while back - tell us about those. Any future recording plans or plans to release an EP/LP? We put together a bit of money from some pub gigs and decided it was time to get a few of our originals we had been playing recorded. We had a day at Porch recording a couple of songs (Waiting and Chelsea) that we had started slipping into our covers gigs, and were chuffed with the result and to finally have something of our own laid out. We have actually recently been recording a couple of songs at Wintec with a couple of Zak's mates who have been doing an awesome job. Once they are all done and dusted, we will have four songs recorded and will have to think seriously about putting them together as an EP.
How do Louder Louder songs come to be? Louder Louder songs are pretty organic - someone plays something, someone else says that sounds cool and jumps in, then everyone tags in. If it sounds good enough, we will play it again, maybe record it on someone's phone and....probably play it completely differently at our next jam having forgotten how it went! If we get any further down the track we will think about writing a few lyrics (Pat, Will and Nick have all contributed lyrics to our songs) and we eventually end up with a finished product.
What has been the best show you have played to date? Our last gig at Nivara Lounge (HUP’s April show with El Jay Hall and The Scones). It was the first time we had played a full set of our own music and we loved it.
Any favourite songs to play live? Some of the favourites would be Chelsea and Diplodocus, which also happen to be the first and last songs of our set on Friday night.
Who is the sportiest member of Louder Louder? On Saturdays in winter Pat can be found directing traffic in the Cambridge football midfield with the captain's armband on. #stalwart
If you could curate a show anywhere in the world, which three bands would play, where would it be, and what are we all drinking? I'd say there'd be a few traditional pre-gig shots (tequila perhaps?), and we'd slap together a show featuring Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes. We'd have it at Joel's place so that a) it could double as his housewarming, and it'd be his shout and b) the other bands would have no choice but to let us play too, seeing as we'd be providing the venue.