White Like Fire started to get some much deserved attention in 2014 with their SonicBids JanSport Battle of the Bands win that sent them to Austin, TX for the legendary SXSW music festival. Shortly after was the release of their debut full length album “Apocolypstic,” to great reviews. Building off their success, the 5 piece didn’t waste any time hitting the studio for a follow up EP. The result is “Wait the Night Out,” a polished collection of 6 sophisticated tracks that saw the band grow dramatically with their sound, inspiration and appearance.
The album opens up with the introduction song “Wait the Night Out,” where the guys harmonize the words of the same name. The short track is a great primer for what is about to come with the next 5 songs. “You Gave Up On Me,” the first single from the EP is a pop masterpiece with a music video to match. Lead vocalist Tyler Clawson croons “I need luck or something like it, I need something safe and sound..” his gritty vocals reminiscent of the raspy sounds of Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon. That’s not the only similarity between the bands. White Like Fire, like KOL boasts a family member, in lead guitarist Blake Clawson.
“Wait the Night Out” is also a band favorite explains Blake Clawson, “You Gave Up On Me is written for the artist who is criticized and ignored, and for the person who loves but is not loved. “You Gave Up On Me” is defiant and confident that our passions and efforts are not in vain. We love shouting out the 3rd part live.”
Wait the Night Out is an album you’ll find yourself playing over and over again with its memorable hooks and engaging lyrics. Their charismatic live performances are also worth catching, and you can do so tonight at The Smiling Moose with Ottawa, William Forrest and Sea Rights. Doors are at 5:30 and show starts at 6:00.
Be on the lookout for new music too, “Since releasing Wait The Night Out, the band has tested new material on live audiences, and is looking forward to tracking our new EP in September for a Fall release. Our new vibes are honing in on the Muscle Shoals sounds that inspire us, jangly guitars, and dynamic changes,” tells Clawson.