Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hopeless Youth Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We just released the EP and are now on tour in canada to support it. writing new material as well.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
New ep sounds louder, faster, dirtier then the last album. Wanted to go back to the vibe of our first EP/Demo.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lyrically the album is all about personal struggle. The whole out with the old, in with the new mentality.

4.Some of the lyrics on the new recording have an occult vibe to them, do any of the band members have any interest in Occultism?
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hopeless Youth'?
It reflects the inherent revolt that dwells in the spirit of the youth as it comes up against strong social oppositions. Sure, we may call it hopelessness, but that wont stop anyone from fighting.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Anything that was in a small, damp room has been fun to play. Basements, DIY venues, and this alleyway have been our favourite spots so far. We don't like anything fancy on stage, hate smoke machines, and pretty much just like to head bang.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
as of tomorrow we'll be leaving to play shows across Canada.

8.The new ep was released through both Rainville Records and 'Pluto Records', are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
Couldn't of asked for anything more.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of crust, grind, and hardcore?
reviews have only started coming out, but everything has been really well received so far.

10.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Hopefully soon

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
we're influenced by almost everything musically. None of us really listen to the same things. We've been listening to Wormwitch, Apes, Hashed Out, Mortality Rate, Slumlord, and a bunch of other bands in the van lately.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Movies, movies and more movies.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Don't buy frozen organic berries from Cosco, Kots got Hep A from eating them berries.... and someone needs to get jobey a new ball.

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