Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hunting Game Q&A

Your names: 
Josh Callon, Jake Callon, Marc Burn, Ryan Barnes.

Where are you from?
Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Name of band:
Hunting Game.

How would you describe yourselves?
We are a group of ambitious musicians refusing to settle for the ordinary. Most music scenes don't explore outside of their comfort zone. Our aim is to write an array of songs that will appeal to a more wider audience but can also excite specific music genres. Each one of us have prefered bands and genres to listen too that have influenced the broadening sound of our music. I would describe our sound as ambient, melodic, progressive and alternative. We are heavily influenced by genres such as jazz, math rock, post hardcore punk and alternative rock music.

Who are your main influences musically?
We all agree that certain bands have influenced our music but not intentionally. The music we enjoy to listen to has obviously rubbed off on the sounds we enjoy to create through music. Without specifying a certain selection of bands we try to sound like, we believe that bands such as Deftones, This Town Needs Guns, Balance and Composure, Wot Gorilla and Biffy Clyro. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
International recognition. We all feel that without setting goals this big, we won't be able to achieve anything worthwhile as we are committing a lot of time, money and effort into this bands success.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Hearing our two-track demo back for the first time after it had been fully mixed and mastered. It was a good feeling when we all agreed that the tracks sounded better than we had even expected. This was also good motivation for getting album artwork and working towards releasing the demo for everyone to hear.

And what's the moment you want to forget?
I'd like to forget a period of time for three to four months in which we didn't make much progress with our set. At the time we were looking for a new bass player meaning progress was slow and frustrating. Once we found a bass player, things picked up and we sped up the process.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Sunskin... this song represents most of the aspects of our playing sound and style. It contains quiet, melodic, moody parts and is then followed by a heavy post punk influenced chorus. The middle 8 shows the technical abilities of our musicians with a mathy, fast paced break.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you'd like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We are releasing a two track demo entitled "La Caza" in the next week or so which have the tracks you can listen to on soundlcoud. This will be available as a free download on Bandcamp, Facebook and various other websites.

1 comment:

  1. If you get a chance to see Hunting Game, don't waste it. Brilliant band.