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.