Canadian electronic/synth pop duo NITE are gearing up for the release of their new album Reborn. The twins, Kyle (vocals/synth/bass) and Myles (vocals/synth/guitar) Mendes powerful vocals have us at AltCorner hooked! We asked Kyle to take on our A-Z challenge…
A song that made you want to make music?
Avner – Bed för Mig. This song provides both peace and darkness that we tried to achieve with our album, Reborn. We’ve still yet to achieve both in one song.
Best rider you’ve had?
Any venue that provides a full meal and not just beer.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Our van was broken into in San Francisco in broad daylight, fully loaded with gear… and all they took were our laptop bags which included our passports.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Lately I’ve been careless
Throwing stones to decide my fate
Or maybe I’ve realized
My fate is not in my hands
Easiest song you wrote?
Dream of You from our album Reborn.
Favourite song in your set?
Guest you’d most like to feature on one of your records?
Bono, of course!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Learning to have patience and overcoming anxiety. There is a lot of waiting around before shows, which leaves you with a lot to think about.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
How about both… we’re twins!
Jokes you have in the band?
Batman is the real star in the band.
Key to writing a song?
I like to write what I want to hear at the moment. My favorite songs tend to be written when I’m bored with the usual tunes I listen to.
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
We drove all the way from Dallas to Santa Barbara overnight to open for a sold out show with FMLYBND that included a member of M83.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
Deep Cuts from Houston, TX
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
The UK, Germany, and surrounding countries
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Don’t ask for permission, just ask for Forgiveness.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
Every track on our album focuses on the idea of being Reborn, whether the rebirth is for the best or the worst… people change.
See us live at?
The House of Blues on August 19 or Three Links for our Album Release celebration on August 26 – both in Dallas.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Depends on the subject. If we’re talking about the creativity of underground music, I would say we have it better today. So many artists and producers can record their own imagination with just a laptop. When it comes to what’s on the radio, I would say the past has it better. There was a lot of diversity in pop music unlike today. I have hope that change is coming.
We have tanktops with pink bats!
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
I’d do a stripped down alternate version of City on Fire from our first album, I Am Not Afraid. I’d add lush synths to the mix, but forming a stripped down version as compared to the original.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to us. They are dope!!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
We had an ironing board casualty after our first tour date with The Foreign Resort. It was the backbone of holding our keyboards. It busted after the first show, so we had to immediately find a replacement… and the tour went on!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Obviously the twin that isn’t answering the questions.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of the band?
Vicious Hyena in a three piece suit.
Check out NITE‘s latest single Godless City below;