Connor Robinson-Pierce (Guitar/Vocals), Jack Collin (Bass), and Luke Lattimore (drums) make up a band called Evening is Youth. They are a New Zealand, Auckland based rock power group who have just released an original single titled “I’m Glad I Left” which is the second single from their self-titled Ep “Evening is Youth”. We had a few questions and answers with them. Below are exclusive details on Evening is Youth and their new release.
Photo credits: EiY
What are the names of the band members?
Connor Robinson-Pierce (Guitar/Vocals), Jack Collin (Bass), Luke Lattimore (drums)
What’s the band’s official stage name (showbiz name) and how did the name come about?
Our band name is Evening is Youth. It came about from one of our friends who had misheard a Nirvana lyric “even in his youth” as “evening is youth” and suggested it as a band name.
How did the band get together?
We all went to school together, we were mates before we were a band, it was kind of a by-product of our friendship with this band. There were a few songs knocking around so we got together and recorded them and really enjoyed it. Music had always been a prominent part of our lives so it just made sense.
What was the band’s first release?
We released a few little things back in 2017 but our first major release was “Did You Find Your Brain?” Back in 2021.
Which music genre(s) is the band into and why did you choose it?
We span a large range of genres. We are all into the 80s UK indie music, which is quite a big sound in our music. Jack is really into Hiphop and UK Garage music. Soundtracks, be it, Games, Movies or TV are also quite big inspirations. I know it sounds really cliche and pretentious but we haven’t really got a genre.
How long has the band been making music?
Well Luke and I (Connor) have been playing together since we were 13, so it has been a long time now, nearly 10 years, but as this band, since 2017.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
It is something we are good at so you are always passionate about something you can do well, making a piece of music is exhilarating, “it’s provocative, it gets the people going!”
What feelings or reactions do you hope to arouse in people who listen to your music? Are you surprised by the reactions you get?
Any reaction is a good reaction. We don’t really mind what people feel. It is surprising when there is any reaction, we got over 10 thousand streams on our first single, which isn’t a lot in the scheme of things, but to us that was like getting a million.
What has been the high point of the band’s career so far?
Definitely getting signed, that really showed that we weren’t wrong in thinking we had good songs, for a label to invest in you makes you really confident in what you are doing, especially when they let you develop your sound and let you stick to what you set out to do at the start.
What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?
Recording an album is probably the one single achievement we want, that and word domination.
Has the band ever participated in any music competitions? Did you win any prizes?
We have won the competition of baddest men on the planet in any weight division
What is this new release about?
We just released an EP; it really is just about figuring out what the hell it is you are doing when you are 18-21.
Who and how many people worked on it?
It was just us and Chris van de Geer who worked on it. Jacob Rush was also a huge part of it, he mixed it all and without him there is no way we would have gotten the sounds we did.
What is the band working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?
Yea we are currently recording, we have about 4 songs finished already, we are constantly recording tracks so we have a lot to come.
If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Don’t work at EB Games, it is shi.