Following the release of ‘I’m Away‘, we asked The Hellfreaks to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A SONG WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC:
We hope you didn’t expect to have one song, which made us grab our instruments. From member to member they are:
Sue: Distillers – City Of Angels
Tomi: Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Gabi: Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
Béla: Slayer – War Ensemble
BEST RIDER YOU HAVE EVER HAD:
One of the most special caterings we have ever had was in North-Germany. The club had his own cook for the band who was playing on their stage. This cook had bigger respect than anyone else in the club. We got the advice via email in advance, that we should be “at the table” when the cook is ready – the full crew sent us down the stage in the middle of our soundcheck when this cook yelled “Food is ready!”. He brought us an incredible amount of food, we could even ask for whatever we wanted – we felt like little kings… FAT little kings.
CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
Without going into details, our US Tour is definitely THE tour experience, with such a portion of crazy sh*t at all.
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES:
“We all want to win so hard
That we forget why we start
We get what we want,
But not what we need”
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
Back To My Planet
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
“Why Do You Talk” and “I’m Away”
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
Time management & not to sink as a result of the surrounded arrogance
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
Our Singer Sue was member of the Hungarian National Trampoline Team and studied environmental engineering
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
Our drummer is able to sleep way more than a koala bear. That is so much that we even created an own word for it: a verb transformed from his name: “Bélázni”.
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
If there was one key, all of our songs would sound the same! But luckily there are 1000 of ways to write a song.
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
It was from our hometown Budapest to Long Beach, California – which is a bit more than 10.000 kms.
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
Sue – Taylor Momsen
Tomi & Béla – Dave Grohl
Gabi – Flea
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
Not new, but soooo extremely perfect: Marmozets
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
“Do or do not, there is no try.” / Master Yoda
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
Our last album was written, recorded and ready to press when we came up with the name idea. Astoria is the first album which was not named after one of the songs on it – it is named after one of the main squares in our hometown Budapest, which we crossed at every rehearsal and recording session.
SEE US LIVE AT:
31.03 – Austria, Vienna at Local Bar
05.05 – Hungary, Székesfehérvár at Nyolcas Műhely
13.07 – Serbia, Novi Sad at EXIT Festival
05.10 – Switzerland, Meyrin at Undertown
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
In case of punk-rock – yes.
We have a smile and some nice words for everyone at our stand!
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
That is the beautiful part of being an independent musician – musically wise we do exactly what we want, so if we wanted to do any variations, it would already have been done.
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
Everything. They make our dreams real.
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
The most heavily injured part of our bodies might be our nerves. 🙂
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
The traffic jam’s on the highway.
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND: