Ten Years Out - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Ten Years Out. We discussed how they started the band, musical influences, writing and recording new song “Second Chance”, when to expect more music, and more. Check it out below. 

First, thanks for the interview.

No problem, thank you! 

Can you tell me how you started the band for those who may be unfamiliar with it? How did you initially become interested in music?

So John, Chris, and I (Gianni) all went to school together and have been very close friends for years. I was already involved in music, but around January 2023 the three of us decided that we wanted to start a band together. So we demo'd some songs, found a bassist and drummer, and now here we are! 

You recently released your first single “Second Chance”. Can you tell me about writing and recording the song?

That song was one of the first songs we wrote together, and it was mostly based on ideas that Chris had. We jammed it out, added some parts, John and I wrote the lyrics and melodies, and then gave it to our drummer (whose name is also Chris) and he added some drums. And that's really it. 

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

I think we would all say our favorite part is the singalong part at the end. Tons of our friends rushed up to John and grabbed the mic during that part, and it was awesome to see. 

Is it more of a single or do you currently have plans for an EP or album? If so, what can you tell us so far?

We have a 4 song EP that's pretty much done, so we're gonna drop another single next month and then the rest of the EP in August. 

I really like your sound. It has elements of the classic Long Island sound while also incorporating elements of the newer era such as bands like Koyo, Stand Still, Private Mind, etc… What or who were some of the biggest influences for your sound?

Thank you! Yeah, we definitely take influence from those older Long Island bands, specifically Silent Majority, Glassjaw, and the Movielife. We also pull a lot from bands like Coheed and Cambria and Boys Night Out. 

Is there a chance that you’ll eventually release any of your music on CDs, cassettes, or vinyl? How important would it be to have a physical release to your band? 

We have plans to release our EP on CD once everything is said and done. We all love collecting CDs from local bands and whatnot so we'd like to have something for others to collect and enjoy. 

You recently announced a show with Capital and Stand Still. That should be a pretty big show. What can fans expect from your live show and set list?

We're pretty stoked for that show! We'll probably just play our EP tracks, and we're also planning to do a fun cover for the old heads at that show. 

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

You're welcome! All I have to add is shoutout High Reach, Ennui, Maida, Private Mind, Comeuppance, and Raid.

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