The Night Café
The N4 Stage
The Night Café formed in their native Liverpool as an “excuse not to do the homework”. School friends Sean, Josh, Arran and Carl bonded over a mutual admiration of Bombay Bicycle Club, Kings of Leon and would jam together in music class playing covers of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and Ozzy Osbourne’s heavy-rock ripper ‘Crazy Train’. The band then started working on their own material and though they all pull from different scenes – Arran was, and remains, a big fan of techno music – they found a middle ground in the song’s melodies and structures. “It was more about chord progressions than actual genres of music,” Sean says.