Named after a skateboard move, Los Angeles band NIGHTMARE AIR emphasizes sonic momentum, during both live performances and in the studio. Since the band’s inception in 2011, the trio comprised of Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, have been filling venues across the globe with energetic massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals.
Released in 2013 the debut studio full-length “High in the Lasers” mixed by Dave Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Mars Volta) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) has landed the group as a featured new artist in Filter and Under the Radar Magazine, and album on the month in ArtRocker Magazine UK. The release also saw them top many lists in 2013, including Diffuser.fm naming them: “One of 10 best Modern Shoegaze Bands”.
2014 finds the band hard at work in the studio, as well as preparing for yet another European tour this Spring/Summer landing at Plissken Festival in Athens Greece.
Read the Smallltalk with Dave & catch the band playing in Berlin the 13 June at DEVISE Magazine Launch Party at Urban Spree! Join the event here:
Coffee or Tea?
Vegetables or Meat?
If there is any question on the meat, straight to the veg
Subway, Car or Bike?
Pub or Club?
Digital or Analog?
PC or MAC?
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
Stones before that the flamboyance, Beatles after.
What are you doing first after waking up?
Close my eyes again and fall asleep
What turns you on / off?
space quiet /
What were you like in school?
What is the first record you bought, and when?
culture club “colour by numbers”….report card came home stellar and for some reason I was into Karma Chameleon.
What is your embarrassing favorite song?
Robyn- Dancing on my own.
What do you don´t like about yourself?
Don’t think much about that.
If you could learn a random skill, what would you learn?
Which instruments did you learn?
In order of appearance: Saxophone, Guitars, Piano, Drums, and on and on…
What are you good in besides doing music?
What do you like a) most and b) least about being a musician/producer/dj…?
Most: touring and feeling the energy of the crowd
Least: the climate of the record industry
What are you currently working on?
The sophomore record mother fuckers