INTERVIEW – HAIL THE HATTER

Always wanted to learn the A-Z of Trinidad rock & roll band Hail The Hatter? Well now you can! We asked the band the A-Z interview, this is what they said…

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

I’ll take the lead on this. It’s gotta be Crazy Train. From the opening “All Abooaaarrdddd” the blood starts pumping and then it takes off!

Best Experience While On Tour:

Well we are now planning our first tour, so please everyone reading this if you like our music post on our facebook wall where you are from so we can come make some memories with you.

Cover you would really like to do?

Mmm Bop by Hanson, definitely!

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Well depends what you mean by deep. We have one song (A.O.A.U.) that’s about a woman that uses her body to get what she wants. “Bone Grin” is about a friend that can lie to your face and hide it perfectly, and “White Walls” is about a mental patient fighting the voices in his head. But I guess from a traditional point of view the title track from our E.P. Discovering Light may be the deepest. To write that song our singer tapped into the feelings he had from a bad break up to write it. The song is about finding the strength to move on after a break up and realising your self-worth. It’s about Discovering your own light.

Easiest Song You Wrote:

Our first song “Bone Grin” came to us pretty easily, and is also the song that most exemplifies the sound of the band. It’s almost like it was a gift from the Metal Gods!

Favourite album/single/EP you have released:

We are on our first E.P. Discovering Light, and we are extremely proud of it. So proud in fact that we are giving it away free right now on our website. Please go download it free at http://www.hailthehatter.com

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played:

We are about to play a show to earn a spot at Wacken Open Air 2018. So we think our greatest show is ahead of us. But if any booking agents are reading this, hit us up!

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

So far the best moment has to be holding our album in our hands for the first time. It was a lifelong dream fulfilled.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

Aaron our bassist is a real life Hobbit!

Jokes You Have In The Band:

That Aaron is a real life Hobbit.

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song:

We always kick it off with “Bone Grin”. It starts the energy of the set exactly where we need it and we don’t let up from there. We make a statement with the first song. The party has begun.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

Well we are from a small island so not very far, but we are ready to travel the world, and be the first band to play on Uranus.

Movie That Best Represents The Band:

It’s a mixture between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Silence of the Lambs.

New Band You’d Recommend:

Really digging Avatar and Greta Van Fleet these days. Code Orange is also awesome.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Even though they are now retired. Opening for Black Sabbath would be the dream. But opening for those new guys in Greta Van Fleet would be a really good fit for us. A good old fashioned raunchy rock show.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour:

Anywhere that juices are flowing from the metal gods and we get to daily do battle on stage/metal battle grounds.

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:

All I wanna do is oooma zoom zoom zoom in ya boom boom boom.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:

The title came from a combination of the artwork and our most elaborate song. The artwork developed organically and by the time it was done, and the recording was done we realized not only was “Discovering Light” the most elaborate song in the set but that the artwork perfectly symbolised it.

See Us Live At:

Bring us to your town!!!

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:

“Bone Grin” is our genesis in every way. It was written the first night we sat together to even see if we would gel as a band.

Unusual Merchandise:

We are working on a branded fondue set, cause who doesn’t like melted cheese?

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

We would really like to add a full orchestra and choir to some of our songs like “White Walls” and “Discovering Light”. Maybe one day we will.

Worst Experience On Tour:

Hasn’t happened yet, but getting an upset stomach on stage is a pretty real nightmare

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.

We all suffer from a severe case of bleeding ear drums and rock fever.

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played:

We played a show in a local club where we brought in a cellist and other additional instruments and really put it all on the line and it went great.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Hyena, definitely Hyena

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