Tuesday June 14th The Hollerin’ Sluggers on Alive 90.5 with Ross Fear!
Listen to the interview anywhere in the world with the online link: www.alive905.com.au/ross-fear-australian-spectrum-show
Show starts at 9pm!
The Hollerin’ Sluggers’ album ‘The Promised Land’ is OUT NOW and has debuted at number 7 on the AMRAP Airplay charts.
March 24, Thursday — The Sands Hotel — Narrabeen, NSW
April 8, Friday — The Record Crate — Glebe, NSW
April 16, Saturday — Housefox Fest — Narrabeen, NSW
July 10, Sunday — Avalon Bowling Club — Avalon, NSW
August 27, Saturday — Nomad Brewery — Brookvale, NSW
Check out our Q&A with the band below!
Foghorn Media: What inspired you to become a singer/writer and form a band?
Hollerin’ Sluggers: Love of music. The need to entertain and make people feel good for a few hours.
FM: Who are your early influences?
HS: Artists that improvise and explore different realms of rootsy music, like Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, The Doors, Aussie rock from early 70s onwards.
FM: Tell us a little about how you write, how do the songs come? What gets you going creatively?
HS: We come up with a riff or a groove and jam it out first up, then we mould it into a song and whatever it needs to make it work. We enjoy exploring different structures. The band has evolved from the first album, our new material explores new realms.
FM: What is the first record you bought and why?
HS: AC/DC – like most people did in the day, they brought gritty powerhouse blues/rock to Australia.
FM: What current OZ acts inspire you?
HS: Anyone playing hard and touring their butts off on their own back and living the dream. Playing from the heart and not conforming to formulas.
FM: What about international bands?
HS: Joe Bonamassa and Gary Clark Jr, Clutch, Sea Sick Steve, Jack White
FM: Tell us a little about your music and what a crowd can expect at a live show.
HS: We aim to get everyone up and dancing and going crazy by the end of the show. If there is a rafter to hang off or a speaker to jump off, Owen will find it. If you come to our gig and your feet don’t start moving and your hips don’t start swaying you’re probably dead.
FM: Favorites: film, book, place, pet? Story?
HS: Favorite film – ‘Song Remains The Same,’ Favorite book – ‘Sex, Thugs, and Rock n Roll’ by Billy Thorpe. Favorite place – Narrabeen. Favorite pet – dog/galah/fish. Favorite story – Andy used to judge and breed German Shepherds and left it behind when the Sluggers was formed to pursue his musical dream of one day playing in a packed stadium.
FM: Favorite food or drink?
HS: Nomad Beer – they gave us some kegs, a shirt, and a hat. We’re easily pleased.
FM: You’re backstage with one of your influences mentioned earlier, what do you say?
HS: Can we jam with you guys?
FM: Where do you see Aussie music heading?
HS: There has always been pop music for the commercial market and cover bands in the pubs/clubs and will continue to be so. However, there is a real swing back to original bands playing modern venues not considered the traditional music houses, such as pizza/wine bars and retro records bars.
FM: What are your future plans for 2016/2017?
HS: Touring with some great artists and playing some kickass gigs, recording second album, and getting some national and international airplay would be nice.