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A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN SPADES of DARK STATION – June 2019

| 13 June 2019 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Dark Station has released a haunting new video for their single “Heroes” off of their anticipated debut album Down In The Dark set to release in 2019. “”Heroes” was one of the first songs we wrote with our producer Gus Cryns. I was really happy with how the instrumentals turned out, and once the vocals were laid down, I knew we had something special” says Kyle Ort.” ” We get vocalist Nathan to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only die hard fans might find?

I think most people won’t really get the concept of what “Heroes” is actually about. It’s really a mixture of things but mainly artists’ freedom and how we can spend so much time on something, and then get judged if it’s a little different than our normal art.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

When I held my first guitar. I knew then I just wanted to play every day and just never stop. So once the ball got rolling, it never really stopped. Just kept learning, meeting people, etc.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

There were… WAY too many artists involved in shaping my musical tastes, but the two I was both influenced by the most was Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Incubus, John Mayer, and Bring Me the Horizon.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I would probably call in Post Malone.  He has rock roots, and his general style I feel could really fit in with ours, and bridging the two genres I feel is important if done well.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

I would say, we are a little unpredictable.  We have dark tones, with great rhythms, and melodic choruses.  I think we were compared to Disturbed once. That’s not a bad thing, but there just really is no comparison.

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

I’d say knowing that people can be so connected to what you do and love something that you’ve created. It’s an incredible feeling.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Hmmm I can’t say I’ve had that experience yet, but most of the guys are bigger drinkers than me, but I’m usually the one singing horribly if I’m drunk.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

I think it was the last time I saw Linkin Park perform, which was at Warped Tour with a bunch of other people coming on stage. That was an experience.

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

I would probably be an actor.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Everything was always done on my part in any band to the fullest. I dont think I’d really do anything over. I had a lot of fun.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

I would probably go back to Linkin Park’s Meteora, which was one of the albums that got me through some really rough times, and it was such a solid album I would have love to just see the process on how each song came to be.





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