What was the original spark that encouraged you to start creating music together?

A: It’s hard to think of an original spark as each of us are extremely passionate about music and whilst we’ve all known each other for years, none of us knew the rest could play any instruments. But if we were to try and remember the moment where things started to click, in 2018 at a drunken house party one night, Junior and Evan were together and Junior started playing the guitar and made up some songs on the spot which started moving things in the right direction. From there Evan invited Junior to start jamming with him and his brother Luke. Incredibly, a few months later and at another house party, Junior met Robbie and the topic of music came up and there and then Robbie was drafted in to play bass for NOISE. We haven’t looked back and have been creating music together ever since.

Congratulations on the release of ‘Not Until Tomorrow Night’! The EP sounds fantastic. What inspired you to create it?

A: For “Not Until Tomorrow Night” it was kind of about capturing a point in time for us where as a band we wanted to look back at the tracks we’d created so far and be able to group them together and see where we were at the time musically. With that, we’ve tried to look at connections between nostalgia and the present, weaving together some tales from classic literature, with “Victor” as an example which is about Victor Frankenstein, with a modern Indie twist on it. In essence it’s a reflection of our experience together as a band that‘s resulted in a dynamic and evocative narrative that captures the essence of NOISE.

What is your favourite track on the EP and why?

A: It would probably have to be ODAAT Part 2. In terms of songwriting both parts of ODAAT really showcase Luke’s incredible song-writing ability but part 2 edges it for us just because of the way the track came together with the movie dialogue, taken from Rear Window (1954), and because it’s such an emotive track. With Part 1 and Part 2 we tried emphasising the message and emotions within the song where the two parts have the same underlying meaning, to take each day at a time, but by dividing them allowed us to explore different emotions of the same theme. 

Your music interweaves so many different styles and sounds. If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

A: Honestly, it may be a cliche answer but someone like Jimi Hendrix would have been an absolute dream come true. His innovative guitar playing and pioneering spirit have left a mark on the world of not only guitar players but musicians and music in general, influencing countless artists, including ourselves. To be able to go back in time and witness some of his performances in the flesh would be amazing. If we answer it with a band that is still active, it’s got to be Radiohead. There’s an argument to be made that they’re the most influential British band in the last 30 years and they’ve got one of the all-time great Glastonbury performances ever with their set in 2003, so they’d be right up there with artists to collaborate with.

What’s been your favourite musical experience to date?

A: Our sold out show at King Tut’s in Glasgow is up there – Tuts is a renowned venue and one of the best in the U.K. for a reason, it’s just incredible getting to play there. We’ve been lucky enough to play there at a few sold-out shows, both as support and as headliners, and every time it delivers a brilliant night. The feeling when you walk up the steps and you see names of all the artists who have been there before you is a little intimidating at first but once you’re onstage there’s a magic feeling that goes through you. 

Where are you based? Can you tell us how the music scene there has inspired your sound at all?

A: We are currently based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the music scene here is constantly evolving with new bands coming out of the woodwork each week which is great to be a part of because it’s constantly changing which makes it a challenging environment to be in, but also great to be a part of because there’s loads of new acts to go and see each week. 

If you could perform at any venue in the world, where would it be and why?

A: The big one to tick off the list in Glasgow will be the Barrowlands. It would be a dream to play somewhere like the Royal Albert Hall or Glasto as well, which hopefully with the release of this EP, and our plans for 2024, we’ll get there! 

Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming gigs and what have you got planned for 2024?

A: We have some exciting plans in the pipeline for the end of this year and for 2024, including a series of gigs across the UK and potentially some international performances and not forgetting more new music which we’re in the process of recording. Make sure you stay tuned on our socials @noiseglasgow for the latest!