High Reach - Sound In The Signals Interview

📸 Matt Viel

I recently had the opportunity to interview High Reach. We discussed the writing and recording process for their new EP, collaborating with Takedown Records, and more. Check it out below. 

First, thanks for the interview.

Thanks, glad to be doing it.

Since we last spoke you’ve been playing a lot of shows and you’re continuing to build a ton of buzz and excitement around your band. What’s it been like since the demo came out?

It's been quite a journey since the demo came out. We've been playing a lot of shows and the response has been really positive. It's been cool to see people enjoying our music and building buzz around our band. We've been getting some great opportunities to perform and connect with other musicians.

What’s been a favorite moment over the last year of being in the band?

Picking a favorite moment is tough, but playing at Koyo's record release was definitely a highlight. They're huge on Long Island, and having them invite us to be a part of their big day was an honor. The energy was electric, and seeing our friends up front made that moment even more special. We got to introduce our sound to so many new listeners and the feedback was incredible. Can't wait for more moments like that.

Your new 2 song EP just came out. Can you tell me about writing and recording those songs?

Writing Hindsight and Relief came more naturally to us. We really took our time with these songs to make sure they came out just how we wanted. A big inspiration for writing Hindsight was Homefront by Capital. That band rocks. Kenny and I wrote the guitar parts, Dan wrote the drum and bass. I (Chris) wrote the lyrics. Seeing our combined ideas come to life is amazing. Recording at Sex Room Studios was the most painless recording session we could have possibly had, big thanks to Tyler and Sex Room.

I really like “Relief”. It reminds me of vintage Taking Back Sunday in some parts. What were your inspirations for the song musically and lyrically?

Musically I (Kenny) think I was listening to a lot of old paramore at the time. I love everything about that first record and wanted to capture some of that energy.

Why did you choose to feature Raid on the song?

Tyler is the vocalist / guitarist of Raid and he does the recording for all of his projects. We ended up going to him to record the two songs, and asked if he’d like to feature on the track. Raid is definitely one of our favorite new Long Island bands at the moment, and they’re all super nice and talented dudes.

You’re working with Takedown Records again for this release. What made you want to continue working with them?

We really like what Dylan has been doing with the label. Takedown has been releasing some incredible stuff like Last Man Out and Discontent. So we were glad to hear he was down to release our stuff.

I saw that they’re releasing cassettes, but they’re set to be available only at shows. Do you plan to add any online at some point?

Not at the moment, but come grab one at a show!

Is there any chance that we’ll see some of your music on vinyl anytime soon?

If the opportunity arises, we would love to.

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

Thanks for listening and showing us support. Looking forward to releasing more music and playing more shows. Big shout out to AJ, Chris Feustel, Raid, Comeuppance, Hospital Bomber,  Life Taken, Liberate, Private Mind,  Manaro Drums, and Spiderman.

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