I recently got to interview Kevin Hart from Four Minute Mile, a punk band based out of Washington. We discuss favourite songs, playing in Lancaster, and lots of new music.
How’d you come up with your band name, Four Minute Mile?
KH: The Get Up Kids. Around the time I started this band with a member who isn’t in the band anymore, we were thinking of bands we both agreed on and it just seemed to fit at the time.
You recently released your new EP ‘Bridges/Streetlights,’ what is your favourite song off of it?
KH: I like Camellia or Grey most. I think they are the best songs we’ve released so far.
KH: For the most part, Sebastian and myself come up with a guitar riff or a rough structure idea and we jam on it together. After we’ve done that, we show Sean and Lawton the song at practice and we just sort of play it until we’re happy with it. Devon comes in later after we’ve recorded a rough demo with vocal ideas, more jamming, and then it’s done.
KH: My older brother and brother in law have been playing in local punk bands since I was a little guy, and I sort of just wanted to emulate them. I think I’ve met every member of FMM through our local music scene. Sean used to help run sound for shows I’d book, Devon’s old band played with my old band that Lawton also played in, and Sebastian played in a local punk band and booked shows. Everyone else either moved away to college or got married, so we were sort of who was left.
KH: Don’t do it. It’ll leave you broke and jobless.
KH: I’m really looking forward to playing in Lancaster with our friends in Dead End Alaska. If you’re not familiar, check that band out. I’m also excited to play in Las Vegas simply because I’ve never been there before.
KH: We’ve already started writing for a full length, but there may be a couple small releases between now and then. I think everyone in our band plays in other bands, so as people we will be releasing a lot of music this year even if it’s not as Four Minute Mile.