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.
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!!!