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Check Out: Set The Night On Fire EP
The members of the Getaway have experienced some serious medical issues in their lives, from drummer Nate Staggs’ 2006 leukemia diagnosis (he’s now in remission) to guitarist Alex Wheatley being born blind (and beating the odds to gain back some eyesight). Perhaps that’s why the pop-rockers treasure the music they make. “We’re writing addicts and needed a support group,” Wheatley says. “We write music every chance we get, and once I found two people with the same addiction, it became pretty undeniable that we had to bring our ideas to fruition.” Their new EP, Set The Night On Fire, is due in June.