Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
GH: We are a four-piece band writing energetic alternative rock.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
GH: Good Hustles is Harvey Duddles (drums), Nathan Hart (lead guitar), Will Peters (bass) and Morton Piercewright (guitar and lead vocals). We started in 2018 with our friend Will Bewley on lead, writing a mix of classic rock-inspired upbeat rock songs. After Bewley’s departure in 2020 we completely shifted the band set up, moving Peters to bass, and getting Harvey in on drums. We have played all over the UK, played shows in New York, and have supported Pkew Pkew Pkew, JW Francis, Conversing with Oceans and As December Falls.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
GH: We definitely take influence from bands like Thrice, Pup and Muse, but the band’s music taste is such a scattershot we can never narrow it down!
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
GH: Playing Slam Dunk festival would be amazing, but we’d really love to get out in the road more and tour across the country.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
GH: We write all the songs together, but the lyrics are usually from Mort. A lot of our songs are inspired by movies, usually with a bit of plot told across multiple songs.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
GH: Word of mouth is the biggest tool we use, but we bolster that with incredibly dumb Instagram videos of us goofing around.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
GH: Not everyone can afford vinyls, We’d rather have our music readily available online to be accessible to anyone.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
GH: Nathan – Videotape by Radiohead.
Videotape is a song about death or, more specifically, the futile attempt to immortalise oneself. Thom Yorke talks about showing his life’s achievements on videotape – a dead medium. It’s an extremely intimate song, and is beautifully written.
Will – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala. Perfect alternative pop song and gorgeous melodies with lyrics that really resonated with the teenage me. It helped pave the way for psychedelic music to enter the mainstream in the early ‘10s and the mix of modern music ideas with far out influences and ideas has always interested me. I’ve always had an interest in pushing the boundaries of contemporary music and trying new things
Mort – The Future Freaks Me Out by Motion City Soundtrack because its a fantastic track. The lyrics are nostalgic, romantic and funny, telling a story but being consistently snarky and sarcastic the whole time.
Harv – Anything by Michael bublè because I’d get a massive Christmas bonus every year
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
GH: Definitely songs that fade out instead of ending. End the song!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
GH: We wrote a song as a tribute to Pkew Pkew Pkew, and then opened for them by playing it in front of them.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
GH: We have an 8 track EP out on February 25th which we’re pretty jazzed about, and we’re very quietly putting together a more grounded acoustic project as a pallet cleanser after the EP 😉
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
GH: Everything is available on all streaming sites and to buy at:
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