Q&A: Hellhounds

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Q&A: Hellhounds


Define your genre in five words or less:

 Retro-blues, rock, hairy men.

So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you… what do they say?
Check out that drummer! He’s a cross between John Bonham and Animal from the Muppets!

How long have you been gigging and writing?
Collectively, about 56 years.

What has been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?
The Espy basement before they turned it into a kitchen. The carpet was sticky, people pressed against the walls, and the room full of smoke. Good old days!

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
Spinal Tap, or Bad News.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
Howlin’ Wolf, and UFOs.

What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Move out from your Mum’s house, sell your soul at the crossroads, and be a prolific social networker.

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?
We have a brand new self-titled debut CD out now, which is available on iTunes, at JB HiFi, Greville Records, and Pure Pop Records, to name a few.

Why should everyone come and see your band?
Because you get to throw pocket bibles at the stage, and witness skirt flicking females dancing to hypnotic psychedelic blues. What more could you ask for?

When are you playig live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
Our next gig is at Bar 362 in St Klida, this Saturday March 24. Visit facebook.com/hellhounds.music for more information on the band.