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Nothing Error

Medford, Oregon, United States | INDIE

Medford, Oregon, United States | INDIE
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"I Am Here To Break Your Heart" LP, 2004
"Dallas, TX" song on Spare Change compilation, 2005.
"The Secret of My Excess" EP, 2006.



Nothing Error didn’t "rise from the ashes of [insert band A and band B]." Nothing Error isn’t "out for global domination." Nothing Error is not your typical band with a typical background and typical mind set. Nothing Error began as an impromptu spoken word performance.

In the summer of 2003, Doug Hill was attending a marketing workshop for music artists. Hill hadn’t written any new music for several years but was searching for a new direction in a business in which he found fascinating. He had recently gotten the news that his father-in-law had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The leader of the workshop shared that he too had battled cancer and survived. The prognosis wasn’t as positive for Hill’s father-in-law. This wasn’t the first time someone close to Hill had been taken away by cancer and it reminded him of a song he wrote about his friend Mark who died from a brain tumor at 25 years of age. During a portion of the workshop where the attendees were encouraged to perform a song for the rest of the artists, Hill, who hadn’t performed the song in years and had never performed it without a wall of sound behind him, took the stage and told the story of Mark-what a great person he was and how even at a young age we’re not indestructible. He then just spoke the lyrics to "Preen." After the last words were spoken, Hill quickly retreated and headed for the bar. After seeing the reaction of the audience of 250 stunned people, the leader of the workshop followed after him and asked, "Who the hell are you? You need to be doing this!" From there, the challenge was set to take his message of recovery from emotional devastation to the public.

Doug began work on his new project calling it Nothing Error and recorded an EP "I Am Here To Break Your Heart" (released in the Summer of 2004) in his studio, 60 Psycho Hum, in Southern Oregon. He hired a session drummer to perform the tracks and played everything else himself. From there, Hill began playing shows with only an electric guitar and a microphone. He focused on the stories behind the songs and drew the audiences in with his blend of humor and dark subject matter.

In early 2005, after reflecting on the shows he’d done in the Pacific Northwest, Hill decided it was time to put a backing band together and return to the energy of the rock show. Doug hired various drummers and bassist Dave Hitchcock and they recorded "Dallas, TX" for Mental Records’ "Spare Change, Vol. 1" CD.

Nothing Error has been playing shows in Oregon and California blending the story-telling aspect of Doug’s early shows with a high energy rock show. They’ve been invited to open shows for various national acts such as The Presidents of The Untied States, Static-X, and MXPX. Nothing Error’s song Down (from the IAHTBYH CD) was featured on a compilation included in the April 2005 issue of AMP Magazine which led to interest from some major labels. "I Am Here To Break Your Heart" received airplay from many college radio stations on the West Coast including being #24 on Wolfpack Radio in Reno, NV.