Greyed Out - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Greyed Out ahead of the release of their EP, which is out today. We discussed their early interest in music and local shows, how they formed the band during the pandemic, writing and recording their new EP, and more. Check it out below.

First, thanks for the interview.

Thanks so much for reaching out and setting this up! We love your coverage of music news.

Can you tell me how you got together and formed the band for those who may be unfamiliar? How did you initially become interested in music?

All members of Greyed Out were in the band This Time Next Year that broke up in 2012, but have stayed friends throughout the years. During the pandemic we all decided we wanted to write some new music and play shows. 

We all loved music from a young age and were fortunate enough to see incredible local shows growing up. We were really lucky with previous bands that got to tour the world and never lost the ambition for music.  

Fans of This Time Next Year will immediately notice that Pete is in the band because of his trademark vocals. What encouraged him to be a part of this band? 

We were all searching for a new creative output and music has always been our best option. Pete loved the idea of starting a new band and writing music together. 

Your self-titled EP comes out December 17th. Can you tell me about the writing and recording process for it?

We wrote the EP over the last several months in the practice room that we share. We were aiming for a more old school approach to pop punk in the vein of Lifetime, Kid Dynamite and Saves the Day. We recorded the EP over 3 days and it was a blast. It had been a long time since we were all in the studio together.

You recorded at NuTone Studios with Ben Hirschfield. What made you want to record there and what was it like working with Ben?

We have known Ben for a long time and he’s always been a terrific friend. We were familiar with his recording style as we recorded a few This Time Next Year songs with him back in the day. He has been producing excellent work ever since. We knew Ben was the right choice and could not be happier with his work on the EP.

Do you have a favorite lyrical or musical moment from the EP?

My favorite lyric is in the song “Hope Dies Last” where Pete sings “When was the last time you loved anything?” - That is a powerful lyric addressing someone’s love and dedication to something they care about.

My favorite musical moment is the chorus on “Dante vs the World” - it’s just so catchy.

What are some of your plans for 2022?

We are looking to play shows and do short weekend tours!


Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for the interview! We hope everyone checks out the EP and catches a show in the future! The EP is on most streaming platforms as well as Bandcamp

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