Yo yo, Nick Thompson here! Anyone looking for some new tunes to get through this week? Of course you are! The boys in Kids In Control just released a new record Wednesday produced by (and featuring) myself alongside Rick King - who has also done many of the Hit The Lights tunes! Not HTL news per say, but it IS for fans of HTL, All Time Low, Seaway and anyone who loved the golden era of Drive Thru Records bands! A shout-out was in order and new listeners are always appreciated! If you dig it, PLEASE pass it on! Let this record remind you of the summer days that will be here(hopefully) in no time! Available on all online platforms. Much love and be safe! Nick
Dayton, Ohio! Nick's been asked to join You vs Yesterday along with We Are The Movies, Better Anyway, and Hometown Rivals for the last show at Rockstar Pro Arena this Saturday, Feb. 9th! Come out, sing along to some acoustic HTL jams and support some great Ohio bands all at once! Tickets are available here: https://theticketrumba.com/you-vs-yesterday-rockstar-pro-arena-2019-02-09
Hey guys, Nick here! In the name of shamelessly plugging some cool new music, I wanted to share with you the new video for Kids In Control's "Last Mistake" - the first single off their new record, produced by myself and Rick King and will be out February 20th! For fans of HTL and old school Drive Thru Records bands! If you enjoy, give it a preorder here and receive another new song instantly: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/is-this-thing-on/1448774796?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Super proud of these guys and the record, please check it out! Kevin Mahoney also recently produced a fantastic record with Goalkeeper called "Bad Times Don't Last" you should absolutely check out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bad-times-dont-last-ep/1440517728 Support new music and great people, being a band ain't easy these days! Hope you enjoy! Love, Nick
HTL in 2019 A lot of people have been posting, asking and all together assuming that Hit The Lights is done as a band. While it would probably be in our best interest from a business standpoint to call it quits, or go on "hiatus" and come back a couple years later like it's a huge suprise, we just need to go on record and say Hit The Lights is NOT done. In 2018 we welcomed TWO new, healthy HTL babies into the mix, which is incredible, and families need to have their Daddies home. Many plans have been put on the back burner because that's just where they need to be. Kevin has been playing bass in Joywave - so go check them out and see Kevin killing it with them when they come to your city! We are all spread out, living in different states, and that makes it more difficult to tour and practice. To take a line from "Coast to Coast" - "When it's time, we'll know it" and that's very true. We're still here, we still love each other, WE'VE GOT A GROUP CHAT AND EVERYTHING! There are no plans to stop being Hit The Lights at this time. Consider it hibernation, call it a sabbatical, or don't even label it at all. Life goes on, we grow, we change, but we're all still members of this band who wouldn't give that up willingly. We appreciate all the love, support and opportunities that come our way because of this band, and we don't take it for granted. Hit The Lights isn't the only thing in our lives anymore, and it's going to have it's place and time when it makes sense for us. Keep your eyes and ears open, we'll let you know where we are and where we'll be. It just has to be right, and in those right moments, it'll make it all the more special. We love you all, thank you so much for listening and caring, and we'll see you when we see you. SIDE NOTE: We've also put all of our left over tour merchandise on our webstore - it's all on sale and if you use the code "HTL4EVER" you can take an extra 20% off for the next month - go get it ❤️❤️❤️ www.htlband.bigcartel.com
READING, PA - Nick is hosting "Emo Night" at Reverb on December 27th and tickets are FREE! WHAT?! Yep, tickets are free, come out, sing along and treat yourself to some acoustic HTL jams as well! This is gonna be a blast, don't miss out and get your FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emo-night-w-nick-thompson-from-hit-the-lights-tickets-53411091011 See you there!
The Pure Noise webstore is having 25% off everything including 'Summer Bones' on vinyl & all the merch. http://bit.ly/PureNoiseBlackFriday
ATTN ANYONE WHO WANTS SWEET NEW HTL MERCH: We've just added some awesome one-off designs we printed for Four Chord Festival, which was an absolute blast! All shirts at https://htlband.bigcartel.com/ are $15 or less, so get them while they last, sizes and quantities are VERY limited! All our shirts are printed on ultra-soft canvas brand if you're like us and have extremely sensitive nipp... you know what? We'll just stop there. Enjoy! https://htlband.bigcartel.com/
Ayyy Pittsburgh, who are we seeing Sunday for Four Chord Music Festival ??? We can't wait to be back on stage sharing it with so many awesome bands. Come out, say hey, and give us all the hi-fives and hugs you got! See you soon! Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/four-chord-music-festival-5-
THIS MONTH BABAYYYYY!!! Who's coming out? What a lineup! Tickets here: https://www.showclix.com/event/four-chord-music-festival-5-
"Just To Get Through To You" and "Summer Bones" 12" test presses are up for grabs in a LIMITED 7 day auction to benefit families and children torn at the US/Mexican border. 100% of the proceeds will go to RAICES LEAF project to continue representation for unaccompanied children separated from their families at the Texas border. Check it out: https://www.ebay.com/usr/purenoiserecords
A VERY happy birthday to our sophomore record “Skip School, Start Fights” which turned 10 today. If it was a child today, it would probably own a cell phone, which is terrifying! Cheers to a record we never thought we’d have to make, but are so glad we did. Thank you to everyone involved for making this project something that could bring us around the world and back playing music we love. Thank you. No, seriously, listen: THANK YOU. Love, us
We're a little late with this, but heck, we've obviously been busy making babies and stuff! We'd like to send a very big, warm, mushy welcome to Cameron Kay Maite - HTL baby number THREE!!! Congratulations to Kyle and Kalen, we love you both so much and are so happy for you and your brand new family! And of course we can't wait for the day her prom date has to get all of her creepy uncle's approvals before they go ANYWHERE! ❤️
Our good friends Forever Came Calling are releasing a new EP on March 23rd, and you can pre-order it now at http://forevercamecalling.bigcartel.com/ - These guys are SELF RELEASING it. Repeat: SELF RELEASING. Which means any and all proceeds go straight to supporting the band so they can continue making music. Starting at just $4 bucks, there couldn't be an easier way to support music that you love. This new EP rules, Nick Thompson helped produce it, and we know these guys can't wait to get it out. If we can help spread the word, that's all the matters. Listen to clips below and if you like what you hear, PLEASE give them a pre-order and support this awesome band. Thank you.
We popped a couple new designs up on our web store for anyone who likes to rock hard in soft shirts! Did that sound weird? Good! Anyone who orders a shirt in the next week gets a free download of our newest release"All Messed Up!" We've also got some exciting news for anyone who might be in Texas next month and has been listening to us the past 10 years... 🤐 Stay tuned, HTL