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Nintendo, Donkey Kong and Daft Punk: Nightbox

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Nightbox are Jake (vocals), Nick (Percussion), James T. (guitar), Andrew (Bass) and James S. (electronics). Their debut EP is out now on iTunes, you can test-drive it on soundcloud.

Where are you from?

The rolling hills of Wicklow, Ireland but we’re currently based in Toronto, Canada. – Andrew

Where did you meet each other?

Myself and my brother Jake grew up in Toronto. Then we moved to Ireland a while back and met the other three lads in school there. – Nick

What are major influences to your sound?

David Wise’s work in the Donkey Kong Country soundtrack for Super Nintendo. I used to play that game a lot growing up before I ever picked up an instrument. I’d say it has definitely influenced our sound. – Jake

What’s your first musical memory?

When I was 7, I was obsessed with Daft Punk’s “Around the World”. My dad surprised me and bought me “Homework”. My first ever CD! – Jake

Are there any producers or artists you would like to collaborate with?

We were fortunate enough to work with Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above 1979 and Al-P of MSTRKRFT on the EP we just released. We respect what they’ve done with their music so it was a privilege to work with both of them. – James S.

Can you live off your music or do you have other -regular people- jobs?

We’ve all got other jobs. Nightbox is a band of bussers, baristas and bankers. – Nick

What are your plans for 2011?

Live the dream like Charlie Sheen! – James T.

Press play on your iPod and list the first three songs that come up.

Suuns – PVC, Steely Dan – Black Cow, Talking Heads – Take Me to the River

Favorite take away food?

Recently, we’ve become chicken shawarma fanatics. Been spending a lot of time and money at the local Ali Baba’s. – James S.

What kinda car do you drive?

Public transportation! The streetcars are way too intimate though. I’m really not a fan of dry riding strangers. – James T.

Best gig in 2010?

Flying Lotus killed it back here in September. It was an absolutely mental show. – Andrew

Thanks for taking the time!

Check with them on nightbox.ca

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