Climate Control has been on a hiatus for quite some time now, what have you guys been up to?
NIC (vocals & guitar): I think it was time for us to take a proper break to “recharge the batteries”. Our drummer Jacques left the band towards the end of last year, and there was a moment where we didn’t even know if were going to continue at all. We all felt a huge empty space while we were away from the band though, and we all knew we had to come back to it. So this whole time we’ve been recording the new album and preparing our set with Ricky, our new beat-man supreme.
You guys recently released a new track titled “brand new” what has the response been like to that?
WES (Bass): The response from our fans has been extremely positive and also very inspiring to see that people have been patiently waiting for new material from us. The fans have always been incredible regarding new releases and we hope to continue that when the new album drops.
You guys were recently chosen to play the JHB leg of The Our Last Night South African tour at Carfax on the 9th of November, what was your reaction when you were announced?
RICKY (Drums): We were ecstatic to be on the line-up for Our Last Night’s return. It reaffirms all the hard work that goes into doing what we do to be trusted to share a stage with a band of their caliber for a second time.
I’m sure you guys are big fans of Our Last Night! Are there any songs that you are looking forward to hear at the show?
RICKY: Absolutely! They recently released a new single, Soul Speak, which would be great to see live. We would also love to see them perform Dark Storms, Sunrise, Same Old Storm and their renditions of Habits, Silence, and 1-800-273-8255 to name a few.
The Our Last Night show will be your first show back, what can be expected from your set?
WES: And what a great way to kick things back into high gear for the first time in more than a year! Our set will breathe a new energy, getting the crowds singing along with the big anthemic sections, and as usual, an enjoyable and memorable time.
You, Me and the Harmony are also one of the local support bands playing the show and we see they have announced that Nic will be joining them for a song during their set, what can fans expect from it?
NIC: A lot of energy and fun. I don’t usually do the front-man thing, since I’m always playing guitar too in our songs, so it’s going to be great to be able to be a little more mobile on stage and let loose that way. It’s a banger of a song too, so it’ll be great.
Are there any other shows coming up or that you’re planning?
NIC: We’ll be kicking back into action hard from here onwards, especially from the start of next year. We’ve got the Temples On Mars tour coming up on the 2nd of Feb at Rumours Rock City.
When can we expect the new album to be released?
NIC: We’re on the very final stages of mixing now, so Equals Not will be out at the end of November. Final date will be confirmed very soon!
Thanks again for taking the time to do this interview, any final words for us?
NIC: Just a massive thanks to the people who’ve supported us over the years and continue to do so. We’ve really poured everything we have into this new album, and can’t wait for you all to hear it. Thanks for the interview, guys.
Our Last Night Tickets available here