Autøne consists of vocalist/guitarist Jas Harding, bassist Jack Hoban and drummer Jack Hawley. The North Walean electro-rockers combine powerful female vocals with metal riffs to create a great blend. We challenged the trio to take on our A-Z questionnaire!
A song that made you want to make music?
Killing in the name of RATM.
Best rider you’ve had?
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Reaching 17th on the iTunes rock charts was super rad!
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Pretty Much the whole of accentuate and determinate. We really like the message
Easiest song you wrote?
Systems took an afternoon. I sent it to our producer the same day. Done and dusted. It’s weird how sometimes you can’t write and other times it’s like you can’t stop!
Favourite song in your set?
They’re all pretty tough to sing but for me personally Systems. I don’t really play much in that one!
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Lzzy hale, Dave grohl.. SO MANY.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Staying dedicated, finding members willing to jump on the crazy train. Accepting the fact you’ll always have good shows and bad shows. Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated if you’re ill or whatever. I don’t like to talk money but it’s a massive factor. All about keeping everything fair. No matter what role you play.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Jas can make her arm look broken. It’s really weird.
Jokes you have in the band?
We don’t really have jokes. We talk in Australian accents quite a lot. Mate.
Key to writing a song?
Don’t force writing. Sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn’t!
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
We’re playing Manchester Liverpool way a lot next year, that’s a couple hundred!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
I can name a few, Jenna McDougall (tonight alive) is a very nice person to talk to (as are the rest of the boys) , very spiritual and I love the way she treats the fans. The whole of the halestorm crew, I could talk gear with joe all day. Lzzy is just so honest about everything, she really sets the bar when it comes to fans as there’s not a lot she won’t share!
New band you’d recommend?
Holding absence. They’ve got some tunes out at the moment! They’re killing it in the scene, shows all over! They love what they do and I can see them getting huge.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Foo fighters. Halestorm. Black stone cherry. Bring me the horizon. Pvris. Royal blood. SO MANY.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“Don’t eat yellow snow” – The guy that ate yellow snow.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
It’s about accentuating the good and getting rid of the bad.
See us live at?
Pretty much everywhere uk wise next year. If they’ll let us. We’ll play!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I think music is always going to recreate what our peers once did. But we have a lot more technology so that opens the doors to different sounds and ways of recording! So I think modern and older music are both just as good!
How cool would guitar straps be?
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Maybe have a guest singer!
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! We are theirs! We will go as far as they want us and push us to!
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Band related no! Lots of broken bones between us though!
I cut my hand open constantly playing, bad backs from carrying gear? Not very impressive!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
HARAMBE! because even when we get shot down, we live on! (Too far?….)
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