Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
Answer: We are a Hardcore Metal band from the Isle of Wight UK.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Answer: We formed in 2013 as Dead Town Nothing. For three years we as Dead Town Nothing toured heavily and pushed hard before disaster struck as the result of a sobering personal loss which forced us to hit the brakes, take stock and re-evaluate our position. An inevitable hiatus followed before our splitting in 2016. Early 2020 we decided to reform the band as we felt the time was right for us. But we wanted to evolve the band into a new chapter, and so Dead Town Nothing became H.O.U.N.D.S.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Answer: Most of our influences are musical, from band such as Terror, Brutality will Prevail and Lion Heart to name a few. Outside musical influences are our friends and family who support us in what we do.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Answer: To play shows to our fans in as many places as we can, and just have a good time in sharing our music. To tour the US would be incredible as we have a strong following there.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Answer: We write the songs as a band, and it is a very collective and free flow process where we all have input and work together to get the best outcome. By working together as band on each song there brew excitement and ambition when it comes together. Our songs are about “Us” Human Beings. We are fascinating and complex creatures and for us what better subject to write about. one area that particularly fascinates us is the actions and consequences made by us.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
Answer: We promote our shows and band through our social media sites. we are on all of them. But mostly Instagram and Facebook.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
Answer: Yea downloading music is cool, because it so accessible at your fingertips which everything else is nowadays. the downside to downloads and streaming is that you lose the excitement of rushing down to your local record store to buy a new album or single… which is sad. Download and streaming hasn’t got the same feel to it. Physical releases create a certain buzz and excitement when you have it in your hands. We as a band will still continue to produce physical copies of our music as well as digital.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Answer: That’s a tough one…… i don’t think we can answer that!!!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Answer: Bands not saying thank you to their fans. it’s rude!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Answer: Supporting Chesney Hawkes!!!!!! 🙂
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
Answer: ahhhhh nice try apart from housework…..you will have to wait and see.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
Answer: Our music is available across all major download and streaming platforms. We have our New Single “Beast” and previous material on one album called “The Dead Town Nothing Tapes.”