Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
H: We would consider ourselves “post-Raphaelite electro witch-core” or “witch-hop” for short.
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself.
H: We both met at university and were drawn to each other through our musical experimentation rituals. We’ve been summoning the goddess together ever since.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
H: We have always found nature to be inspiring – one can find a whole world in a single leaf, have you ever tried to write a symphony using the patterns of the tree branches? Most exhilarating!
Musically our influences are Gregorian chant, Florence and the May Queen and Twiggy Rascal.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
H: To inspire other pegan (pagan+vegan) witches to come together and write music that glorifies nature and the goddess. We would also really like to play Witchfest 2023.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
H: The music of the goddess speaks through us, we write about whatever she chooses. Our last song was the play No Exit by Satre in musical form. I think the goddess is a fan.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
H: By lighting incense on a new moon and sending out our vibrations of intentions into the world. We’ve never played a show, but it is one of our dreams.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
H: We think it’s a wonderful magickal form of sharing music, same as a tree would download information from the soil, so we humans can download The Craft soundtrack online. Wonderous!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
H: Sisters of the Moon by Fleetwood Mac – we admire Stevie Nicks and her appearance in American Horror Story was very cool.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
H: Being asked to perform magic tricks on the spot – we’re not performing monkeys!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
H: We’ve been asked to feature on a new compilation called “This Is Deathpop” – we never knew such a genre existed but we are definitely proud to be part of it.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
H: A new song with a mystery witch – it also features the Edgy Synth Bass.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
H: You can find us bandcamp and we have a docuseries on YouTube called “Who Are HVIRESS?” which is a doorway into our lives as modern witches.