Ever heard of Dutch pop-punk outfit Lights Out? Well, you have now. The Enkhuizen quintet are currently gearing up to launch their brand new EP Here to Party with a release show in their town’s very own Cayen bar.
Lights Out were born a few years ago, having been started out by a group of school friends. The current formation of the band has been the same since 2014, and they’re currently formed of: Jeroen Koomen (vocals), Cas van Spronsen (guitar), Wouter Rustenburg (drums), Hessel Raven (guitar) and Robin Kuiperij (bass).
Their debut EP Let Your Heartbeat Take Control enabled the quintet to play at a host of exciting bars, centres and festivals, yet the band just weren’t satisfied with the sonic quality of the EP. That’s when they started working on Here to Party, a collection of tracks which aims to present the world with songs that Lights Out are proud of and embody exactly what they’ve always wanted to achieve: quality songwriting and a solid mixture between old-school pop punk and its modern day variant.
The EP tackles the tough topic of partying and going out, with the intention being to create a short story line across five tracks. Bjorgen van Essen helped the band record it, with Rise Revive’s Ray Slavenburg producing the artwork whilst Yes Master’s very own Jim Demain mastered the tracks over in Nashville.
You can listen to an exclusive premiere of Here to Party below. Catch the band at the Cayen in Enkhuizen tomorrow (11 March), and at the Volta in Amsterdam with Bounds of Modesty on the 16th.