Interviews: Ghost Hello

In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Stoner Rock band Ghost Hello from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

It was something I had scribbled on a piece of tape that was holding my pants together, some years back. For whatever reason, it just sorts of stuck with me, and 15 years later it turned into a band name.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We never really discussed what we wanted to do, or what genre we wanted to be. We just sort of started making music. We’ve grown up together musically so our tastes have always been aligned.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Nina and I have been married for a decade and Joe and Nina have been cousins for a solid 35 years. We’ve been with each other through some of the best and worst times of each other's lives.

4. Each band member favorite band?

Joe Fatso Jetson, Will Type -o- Negative, Nina Janis Joplin. That’s shooting from the hip, we’ve all got way too many favorites to just pick one.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

This is ever-changing. For instance, when recording The sound of Color in Space we were reading a lot of HP Lovecraft & The Tibetan book of the dead, there wasn't even really any outside music influence. Maybe Portishead or Massive Attack or something. I guess I spent quite a lot of time listening to Triphop. But there wasn't any real band that helped us define our sound, at least that I can consciously think of.

6. Where was your last gig?

How about our Next Gig? Which is in Canton Ohio in a few weeks. We are playing with a band called Cheap Heat, which ironically enough has members of both Joe & I’s bands from when we were in our 20’s in the metalcore scene. After that southern Ohio, and New England.

7. Where would you like to act?

The top of my personal list is England. It's just a country that Nina and I love visiting. Joe is very accustomed to touring around Europe and played something like 500 shows in 4 years, but Nina and I have only toured in the united states. We’re fortunate enough to have a lot of friends abroad so things certainly look good.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

There are a lot of bands we’d love to get to play with. If you’re talking about bucketlist... I mean, Black Mountain, Queens of the Stone Age, Fatso Jetson, Fu Manchu, The Melvins, Sasquatch. They're just bands we grew up listening to and really dig.

9. Whom not?

I mean to think of people I actively would not want to share a stage with? They’d have to just be terrible people. I mean I don't even really care if your brand is not what I’m into, so long as you're a decent person. If you're not a decent person, however, I'm just REALLY not interested.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

It's always a little unnerving, even after doing it a bunch. I used to get hammered. But then I’ play like shit. So..I dont really do that anymore. If I feel super intimidated I just stare into the lights until I'm blind. In all honesty, we are our own best friends. It's scary if you let your head tell you it is.. But I have two of my absolute favorite people there with me. What could actually go wrong? The guy behind me on drums is literally my favorite drummer in the world. We’ve all gone through so much outside of making music that this whole thing is just another spoke in our interconnected wheels .

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I grew up Cutting holes in my clothing to look like Alice Cooper in the Video for The Department of youth. As a 12-year-old I found Ozzy & Iron Maiden. That led to Manowar & Cradle of Filth. All the while my dad has had a constant stream of Rolling Stones, Supertramp, The Animals, ELO, Harry Chapin, David Bowie. Eventually, I decided I didn't like any of them anymore and instead would listen to Tom Waits, Beirut, Andrew Bird, Coco Rosie, Gogol Bordello, and so on. I’m not sure how I got here. I listen to a lot more of the heavy underground being involved in it. But today if I’m listening to music you’ll hear a lot of AIR, Thievery Corporation, I Monster, Massive Attack, Portishead and so on. Weird.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Well, I've been propositioned numerous times. That's about the only weird thing I’ve ever been asked for.

13. What do you think of your fans?

I adore our fans. We’re weirdos. I think our fans pick up on and embrace that, We’re very open and vibrant people and we love what we love and are very vocal about it. We feel super strongly about inclusion and love that there are people out there that are chosing to listen to our songs over the myriad of other amazing bands creating killer albums. It's Magical.

14. What do you think of our site?

We think that what you do for bands is super rad. You’re exposing more people in the world to the heavy underground and it's a wonderful thing!

15. Something add?

Our Album THe Sound of Color in Space Comes out September 20th and we Hope your readers will love this album as much as we do. We created real magic when working on this album and we’re so excited to share it.

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