-Interview- Debt To Nature (5/29/17)

Debt To Nature talks about their "Dark Days" EP, crazy show story and much more.


From: Buffalo, NY
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Debt To Nature” and is there any meaning behind it?

Individually we have all played in bands for years. Debt to Nature actually started as a solo project of Mike's. The name is a way to describe dying, aka "paying your debt back to nature". When Josh and Nate came into the band we really began to develop the heavier Rock sound. That's when we started to write our latest EP "Dark Days".

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Dark Days" EP?

We want our listeners to have a record that they can relate to parts of their own life. Take what they can from our experiences and above all a record they can just enjoy.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

High energy. Fun. Your better be prepared to sing.

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

"All My Heroes are Dead" and "Tom Hanks".

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Foo Fighters, Manchester Orchersta, and Pentimento.

6. Any crazy show stories?

We once played a show for a local radio station at a biker bar. We were on a bill with a TON of hair Metal bands. After we played the DJ from said radio station came up and shouted "Fuck yeah! This is Death By Nature and they fucking rock". Everyone cheers and starts chanting "Death by Nature and Death to the Government" We decided that it was best not to correct them.

7. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

Seems like Rock is fading a little bit. There are some great Rock bands still around but in our area Alternative has really taken over.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in New York both locally and state wide?

Our local music scene is mostly metal and alternative bands. We do have some friends in bands around here that have been gaining a big following.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Download it. If you want to hear us that bad and go out of your way to download it, feel free.

10. What’s next for Deb To Nature?

We are writing for a follow up to "Dark Days" as of now. We will also be hitting the road this summer/fall to tour the "Dark Days" EP.

11. Any shoutouts?

Jay Zubricky from GCR for helping us put out a killer record, EMP Studios for working with us to make the "Giants" music video and anyone who has ever listened to our music.