Night Club is an electronic duo based in Los Angeles, CA.

Tell us about the history of the band?

Emily: We met in 2011 and quickly realized we liked a lot of the same music. Originally we wanted to try and write for other artists but when we wrote “Lovestruck” in 2012 Mark was like, oh we should just be a band. At the time I had absolutely zero confidence in myself as a singer or performer, but thankfully Mark pushed me out of my comfort zone and here we are in 2018 putting out our second LP.
Mark: I’d been in a bunch of bands before and swore I wouldn’t be in one again, but once Emily and me started writing songs together I realized that I had to do it one more time. Night Club is my swan song.

How would you describe your music?

Emily: If only I knew. If anyone can figure us out, let me know!
Mark: Dark electronic pop. People always call it something different but that’s what it is.

What are you influences/ musical heroes?

Emily: I have many but off the top of my head: Britney, Depeche Mode, NIN, Daft Punk, Garbage…
Mark: Gary Numan, Ultravox, and Soft Cell early on. Goldfrapp, Les Rythmes Digitales and Mirwais later on.

What record are you currently listening to?

Emily: Honestly, lately it’s just been our newest record “Scary World”. Trying to figure out what the next singles/videos should be.
Mark: I agree. I have the hardest time listening to other music when all I do is make music.

What is your favourite song to perform live?

Emily: “Dear Enemy” or “Your Addiction”. They’re about the same person so needless to say they’re both really satisfying to do live. Especially when people sing along. It’s a pleasant “fuck you.”
Mark: “Your Addiction” and “Pray”.

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

Emily: Depeche Mode, NIN, Muse.
Mark: Same

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

Emily: In London someone asked if both of us would be a threesome with them. We didn’t do it, but that was something I guess!
Mark: Yes, and earlier he grabbed my crotch.

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

Emily: I honestly couldn’t be more bored by mainstream music right now, and that’s coming from a serious pop fan. Everything sounds the same, is super formulaic, uninspired. It just sounds like everyone is trying to fit on the radio or a Spotify playlist and nothing is original. However, I would say it’s a great time for a DIY artist. There’s nothing more powerful than being able to put out your own music and have complete control of every aspect of your release.
Mark: I don’t really care about the music industry. We write songs, record them, put them out and tour. That’s all I care about. I have zero interest in industries.

What advice would you give to someone starting their own band?

Emily: Think long and hard before signing to a label, and if you do just know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Read, do research, figure out exactly what you’re signing.
Mark: Ask yourself why are you starting a band? What do you have to say?

What are your future plans?

Emily: Our new album “Scary World” will be released on Friday, August 24th. We also have a really great tour lined up for this Fall that we can’t talk about yet, but details are coming soon.
Mark: More videos!!!

About The Author

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

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