In 2007-2009 me and some buddies formed a band. We wrote some pretty sick songs I thought! Anyways… Poetry is one of the songs we wrote and released as a radio single. It got some airplay!

Listen to it in Hi-Fidelity on SoundCloud.

Band Biography

Love is in the core of So At Last. It’s the fuel that sparks their purpose. It’s the purpose that drives their very being. Music is what makes their hearts beat faster; yet, simply, just an outlet to do what they exist to do. So At Last exists to bring love to the masses.

On stage, their landscapes will capture you, the intensity will make you move, and melodies will ring in your ears for days on end. The passion and conviction of their music shines through their live performance. They do what they love, and love what they do.

Individually, each member brings a different musical ear and influence to the mix. Here are a few bands that have helped molded So At Last’s music:

U2, Radiohead, Coldplay, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Emery, Weezer, Third Eye Blind, Muse, Mutemath, Mae, Copeland.

“We believe we’d be doing these bands (and any band for that matter) an injustice by being just like them. We are trying very hard to be UNIQUE, but our influences do stick out sometimes…and we think that’s okay, too.” – Matt of So At Last

Think, “U2, Radiohead and Coldplay join forces and crash into Jimmy Eat World and the Foo Fighters”. The sound is eclectic, the intensity is vigorous, and the landscapes are borderline-glorious. Melodic and able to rock your face right off, all at the same time.


Lead Vocal & Bass: Mike Gaines
Guitar & Backing Vocal: “JonnyB” Butler
Drums: Matt Hoffman

Release Details

Title: Poetry – Radio Single
Genres: Indie, Ambient, Rock
Release date: 30 December 2008
P-line: ℗ Michael Gaines, Jonathan Butler, Matthew Hoffman
Produced & Engineered by: Pendlwood Studios & The Greenlight Firm