The Interiors


  • ... Steady-rocking opener "Running Out Of Space" is an auspicious beginning, but it's the title track that really gets the EP going. Stripping their sound to a staccato riff, snare rim-shots and oblique hints of bass, The Interiors leave ample space for Chase Duncan's vocals (imagine a smoother-sounding (Smog)). It's this element, particularly the "oohs" and "chaas", that creates the atmosphere, but the restrained backing is always ready to burst through, providing tension that's only half-released in brief guitar breakaways. The song's crescendo never breaks, but if anything that makes it more effective -- and in true minimalist style, no note is unnecessary. ... The mid-tempo "Song of Complaint", initially reminiscent of the Cure's "In Between Days" hook, demonstrates the band members' excellent chemistry, building to a glorious chorus that burrows into your memory. They've saved the best for last. Closer "All The Cities" is a soft-rolling blues travelogue in which a traveller recalls an old flame. It's hypnotically beautiful, and mostly built around a single chord; the lyrics are melancholy but never self-pitying. A fitting end to a fine EP, it meanders to a close leaving you thirsty for more. - Nick Norton, Splendid Ezine (1/3/2005)

  • This Chicago trio delivers a truly original blend of Chambers Brothers influenced R&B;, '60s garage rock and post-post-punk songwriting brilliance. Five songs is not enough, but that's all you get. Lead vocalist/guitarist Chase Duncan has a smoky, almost bluesy sound to his voice, and his guitar playing is understatedly perfect. The rhythm section moves easily from straight rock to smooth, white-boy funk grooves, then to quiet quasi rootsy ramblings. And there are some really interesting lyrics, as well. - Brian Mosher, BMO


  • ... stuff that's really too crafted to be indie-rock but nonetheless isn't abstract or technical enough to be math or post-rock or whathaveyou. Good songs in a most appealing style. - Jon Worley, Aiding and Abetting (12/1/2004)

  • The Interiors have put together a nice, eclectic set of songs that all have their own distinct style the EP ends with the highlight song, 'All The Cities'. - Yvonne Guzman, openingbands.com


  • The Interiors are going to easily eclipse most rockers out there ... - J-Sin, smother.net (11/5/2004)


  • A version of 'All The Cities' from an early demo has been leased to the manufacturers of MiniCooper autos for use in domestic promotional videos and European advertising.
Home Photos
Bio Music
Contact Press
Shows Links