Late Night Legacy
Every Monday we will be bringing you interviews with unsigned UK or Ireland artists for Independent Music Monday. Recently we caught up with Rob from unsigned Leeds band Late Night Legacy to find out more…
Who is in the band, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the band name?
The band consists of Ryan Kitto (vocals), Rob Orange (guitar), Kyle Metcalf (bass) and Andy Hounslow (drums) and we are based in Leeds. The band name was formed after a few drinks and a lot of debating. We all liked 'Late Night' as that’s when we are mostly together as a band and 'Legacy' is something we hope to leave behind with our music.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
We all had different influences growing up. Ryan’s were more on the heavier side and loved Pantera and HIM. Kyle's roots were in Motown in particular bassist James Jamerson. Andy loved Keith Moon. Mine were more classic rock with Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin being the most influential. Now we are heavily influenced by the likes of Bring Me the Horizon, Nothing but Thieves and Rival Sons.
How would you describe your sound?
Fuzzed up alternative rock.
What is your latest release called and what was the influence behind it?
Our latest single is called Paddy and is a raw and angry lash-out at the mundane 9 to 5 existence. It has a feel of earlier Arctic Monkeys to it.
What’s your local music scene like?
Great. We have an abundance of venues specifically designed to showcase bands from the huge arenas to the more intimate venues. There is a young and vibrant audience who love to come out to discover up and coming bands. We love playing our home city and have our next headline gig coming up at the Lending Room on the 27th July.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
We are currently on a UK festival tour. You can find all our tour dates on our website. We have another single to release in September and we are then back in the studio to record our first EP.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
We’d love to collaborate with Shrillex at some point. He produced incubus's last album 8 and it sounded phenomenal.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Kyle our bassist once played a gig with his jeans and shirt on backwards. The crowd loved it.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
We are a band you need to see 'Live'!