Looming consists of Mitch Baker (guitarist), Jordan Fein (guitarist and backup vocals), Jessica Knight (bassist and vocals), Cassie (keyboard/guitarist), and Brandon Carnes (drummer), and come from Springfield, Illinois. Their first album, Nailbiter, came out in 2015 with personal favorite songs like Linear Lines and Output. However, Nailbiter was just the beginning of Looming’s great achievements. This year, the band, fortunately, got the chance to play at Audiotree, playing my favorite songs like Wave, Tried and True, and Seed. They reached out to Audiotree because they were touring in the same area as Audiotree, and they got the gig. The venue has had big performers playing at their studio, such as Shakey Graves. Finally, on September 25th of this year, their album Seed came out. The album is about “(moving)to Austin, Texas from Illinois for a while, and so it was about that and everything that comes with that. From being happy and feeling motivated to feeling alone and missing home and feeling like you can’t go back.” The way Jessica usually writes songs are like many other songwriters, “I go through my day-to-day life just writing things down all the time, and so when I write my songs it’s just inspired (by that).”
The band’s fan base “ranges of all ages… We have young kids that come out and even their parents will come with them… Especially in Springfield (Illinois).” Jessica tells me. They currently have over 6 thousand monthly listeners and two songs with over 100k listen on Spotify. The band didn’t even know about their success on Spotify until I told them during the interview, they say that they travel a lot, and that’s one of the reasons why they might have those numbers.