August 15th, 2017
The Verge and I are piled up onto a couch in one of Exit/In’s back rooms, which is lined on one side with a mirror, and my voice recorder is on the table in the middle of us. The first thing I notice about them as a group is how comfortable they are with each other; Nick has purposefully knocked Rachael’s water bottle over at least four times since I walked into the venue and there is always something to laugh about. The second thing I notice is how comfortable they make me feel. I talk easily to them, which is surprising since I have only seen them once before in May. But just like during that performance, their energy is infectious and they continue to draw my interest.
This is The Verge:
Rachael Horner – lead vocals and Harry Potter buff
Nick Lampers – lead guitar and definitely not a hipster
Jake Lunn – bass player and newlywed
Bobby Newman – guitar, vocals, and pizza whore
Garrett Mcneil – drums and new guy
They are playing Nashville Undiscovered that night, and I ask if they feel “undiscovered.” It’s a quick and unanimous yes. They consider themselves part of the punk scene of Nashville that doesn’t get enough attention, and that means they are still under the radar. But they want people to know that they’re a serious band whose only goal is to make it work by doing what they love. Their current lineup is less than a year old, but Garrett tells me he feels confident about the group. Everyone laughs, since he joined in April.