Interviews: The Trousers

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Hard Rock band, The Trousers from Hungary. 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? 

When we started the band in the middle 00’s there were a lot of bands with the name „The …s” which was a retro thing, a reference to the 60’s garage rock bands like The Stooges. The Trousers is fun because it looks like it was plural, but it is singular. The feedbacks are mixed: some say it's the best band name ever, while others say it's bad. We like it anyway.

2. Why did you want to play this genre? 

We are all old-school rock n roll fans: Stones, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, but we never intended to be a nostalgic-sounding classic hard rock band, that is why we always include garage rock, punk, and some metal as well which is not related to a particular decade that much. This is timeless heavy rock n roll!

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

The band was formed in 2005, but the current lineup came together in the 2010s. We know each other from the Budapest underground rock scene.

4. Each band member's favorite band? 

Pete, our guitarist likes Zeppelin, Beatles, and all the classic stuff. Sam, the drummer is much more into US southern and blues rock genres like Aerosmith or ZZ Top. Bandi, the bass player is the youngest, he loves several genres, but especially metal bands like Pantera and Metallica. I am also eclectic-minded, but regarding the band’s style if would say The Stones, Bon Scott-era AC/DC, and The Hellacopters.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Musical influences and everyday experiences, like emotional affairs. But philosophical issues are also influential; the previous album’s title „Invisible darkness” refers to the darker parts of human nature. The actual album is full of existential aspects, like the death of my brother and finitude, and also the current crises that we and the whole world experienced since 2020.

6. Where was your last gig?

We supported a great Hungarian punk-rock n roll band Junkies in a huge venue called Barba Negra Red Stage on the outskirts of Budapest. There were 1000-1500 people, and for us, a club band it was exceptional and awesome.

7. Where would you like to act? 

At old theatres, it would be cool. Not a small club and not an arena, but something in between, with a real classic interior architectural style.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

A tour with The Hellacopters, Wolfmother, Airbourne… The bands still have the real original spirit of rock and roll.

9. Whom not? 

It would never happen but If we asked to support Coldplay … They are being called a rock band but I don’t know why. Or there are some bands like The Darkness who are parody bands, making rock and roll ridiculously... I hate it.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that? 

Yes, we have, especially me, because I have to sing too and be the front man not only playing instruments. I wouldn’t recommend too much alcohol or taking drugs because it will only make it worse. Before the gig, we get together, shake hands and say "Let’s show them what Chinese Box is about!” This is a citation from an old Bruce Lee movie.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Old AC/DC, The Hellacopters, Motörhead, Mötley Crüe. After watching „The Dirt” together on the tour bus we did one of our most energetic gigs, because we were under the influence of Crüe’s story, and wanted to act it out.

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

A promoter who really loved the band once asked us to play at a festival in a very distant country out of EU, not the safest country I think. The bus trip would have lasted for 20 hours. Our concert, 25 minutes set would have been at 4 or 5 PM. That was weird.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are intelligent and faithful, and some of them follow us for years, knowing that they can rely on us, we will be here as long as we can, providing them musical quality.

14. What do you think of our site?

Really rocks. Keeping the spirit of real rock and metal alive, is very important in shallow ages like this. We are grateful to have a feature on he site. 

15. Something to add?

Stay free, stay real, forget consumerism, protect nature, and listen to real rock like The Trousers!

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