On Hollow Ground take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of On Hollow Ground to let us know all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Heart of a CowardDeadweight

Best rider you’ve ever had?

A cooked English Breakfast. Courtesy of Mrs Batty. Our Guitarists Mum

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

Being paid to do what we enjoy. 

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

And now you’re gone, I’m still your son.

Easiest song you wrote?

Shutdown 2.0. It’s a cover…

Favourite song in your set?

Shutdown. It’s fast, aggressive, fun to play and catchy.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Someone completely out of the box and unexpected. James Blunt. James, you free?

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Maintaining as a professional as a presence online as possible.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Batty has not only played guitar in the band but has filled in on drums with 6 hours notice prior to him even joining the band. 

Jokes you have in the band?

Nothing that can be talked about here. Sorry;)

Key to writing a song?

Reoccurring themes. 

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Aberdeen. It took us 7 hours to get home afterwards. Horrendous.  

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Any band that has managed to sell a ticket for a gig on a Tuesday night. 

New band you’d recommend?

Isolate. Banging tunes. Average dudes. 

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Parkway Drive.

Place you’d most like to tour?

The rest of the world. 

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“I wanna see some voices”, courtesy of Ryan Scott. Don’t play drunk guys, not clever. 

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Blood is Blood, because you can pick your friends but not your family. 

See us live at?

Whenever this blows over. 

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Does a bear crap in the woods? 

Unusual merchandise?

Custom fabricated babygrows. 

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?

An acoustic version of “Our Lives“?

What do your fans mean to you?


 X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Firstly, Batty managed to smash his guitar on his head and nearly take his eye out. Secondly, Jack was left using an iWalk 2.0 after rupturing his Achilles Tendon.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Ryan, usually knocking up a wrap in the kitchen. 

 Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band? 

Gorilla. Aggressive and hefty.

Elizabeth Birt

June 16, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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