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Thursday, April 19, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know About Halocene

Each week, we will be profiling one of our top artists who will be performing in front of the legendary Don Was!

This week we had the chance to catch up with Halocene members Addie, Brad and Cash.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Halocene is a 100% independently run band. No labels, producers and managers here; just three fun, whole-hearted and slightly outrageous artists. They do absolutely everything you see by themselves. It’s no wonder their tagline, embraced by so many of their fans, is: “We Are | Halocene.” Halocene gives us a perfect blend of Pop and Rock; blurring genre boundaries but lifting musical horizons. So if you're looking for a different yet talented rock group, check out Halocene!


Read our exclusive interview below, and discover 10 things you didn't know about Halocene!

GTG: Where was your live performance on the Gimme the Gig II Focus Tour?

Addie: It was at the Arrowhead Town Mall. We actually played inside the mall, and the security said “HEY! PLAY QUIETER!” And we said “ah, but we are a rock band!” (laughs)

GTG: While you guys were there, did you get the chance to sit and try out the New Ford Focus?

Addie: Yes we did, and I thought it was so comfortable and it looks like a race car but drives like a regular car. I wanted it so bad!
Cash: The trunk is awesome, it’s huge! We can put all of our band equipment in the trunk so it’s awesome.

GTG: What is one thing about your band we would never guess?

Addie: We are self-produced. Brad actually records all of our songs in our home studio at the house.

GTG: How did you come up with the name of your band?

Addie: So, Holocene is a geological time period. And when Brad was texting it to me, he texted it with an “a” instead of an “o”, but it was cool and it wasn’t a word so we could let it mean whatever we wanted it to mean. So yes, it was a typo that was meant to be. (laughs)

GTG: What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you guys on stage or on tour?

Addie: I fall off stages in almost every show. Last Monday, I almost broke my thumb falling off the stage.
Brad: Right before we went on stage for the Warped Tour, I accidentally poked myself in the eye, scratched my cornea and had to be escorted off the stage. I was blind for 3 days.
Cash: I tripped over the bass cabinet, and made a bunch of weird noises when they were building us up for a show.

GTG: What’s the hardest thing about being in an independent band?

Brad: FUNDING! We are 100% on our own. We all work our butts off just to have resources to travel and tour.

GTG: What “inconvenient truths” does the independent scene not want the general public to know?

Addie: Nobody wants you to know that they are not huge. We all have day jobs.
Cash: Fake it until you make it! We are cheesy and lame in a cool way.

GTG: Favorite Album of all time?

Cash: Ricky Martin – Shake Your Bon Bon. We just put it on a loop. (laughs)

GTG: What country would you most want to perform live in other than US?

Addie: We really want to play in Japan; we have a lot of international fans in Southeast Asia. But playing in Japan would be a huge change.

GTG: How was your experience opening for Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World?

Addie: The first person I met was actually Mark Hoppus, he was totally asking us questions and he is just the coolest dude ever. Everybody was super awesome and the day was just great.
Brad: It was mildly depressing for a couple months after that show for us. (laughs)

Check out a video message from Halocene to Gimme the Gig and their fans!

Make sure to check out their full length album “Can You Hear Us Now?” available now.

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