North Lincoln tells Southern Lovin': “We love to play, which is the real foundation of what North Lincoln eventually became to us. We’ve always been doing other bands at the same time and continue to come back to North Lincoln out of a real love of doing it. With the three of us together in a room writing, we know that there’s no real boundries or guidelines for what we need to do or sound like to be North Lincoln. We can do what we want, how we want to do it the same way we’ve been since our conception. We started as 3 guys that were playing in other bands to being North Lincoln and having other bands on the side. All three of us played in the kind of legendaryish Michigan thrash band Don Knotts. Currently (as of 04/09) all three of us are still doing other projects. Kevin is doing the punk band Wormburner, who just released their first 7″ on Salinas Records, writing a LP to also be on Salinas, and will be touring all this year. Brian is doing the pop-punk band Just For Kicks who just did their first recording of 7 songs to be released as a demo. John is doing the Bedhead-esqe band Homewrecker, who just did a recording for their first full length.
We live and breathe the city of Grand Rapids, MI. For years we’ve spent everything we’ve had helping to try and bring more attention to the city and the amazing bands we have here. It’s nice to finally see more bands from town getting out there and getting noticed. For the longest time it seemed like it was only Mustard Plug and North Lincoln that were out there really hitting it. Now we have a non-stop rotation of bands starting to hit it. Still Remains, La Dispute, The Skies Revolt, Kaline, If He Dies He Dies. It’s amazing for them and amazing for the city! We love this place and it’s made us everything who we are as a band and as people.
We have our 10 Year anniversary this year. How fucked up is that. We are the true definition of marriage. We’ve had our fights, blows up’s, screaming matches, silent treatments, break-ups, and always come back together with a hug and a laugh. 10 years ago we were three high school kids who were tired of the bands we were doing and wanted to start something new on the side. Now we’re approaching our 30’s, have a slew of releases, seen everywhere imaginable in the United States. Got to tour Canada, all of the U.K., all of Europe, made a million friends and played with a million great bands. Think of 10 years of everything we’ve missed out on being gone doing all those things. And we would never change any of it.
This year is going to be a good year for :NL. We’re already almost done writing our third album, seeing as how this one took so long to get out. 2 more 7″s and a bunch of touring. We’re obviously not going anywhere, or else it would have happened a long time ago.”
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