Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
We have been very busy looking at different ways to promote Strangers and try and broaden our fan base.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Strangers”?
Strangers is gonna be our first single under the name HOLLOW STORM, we’re really excited to release it and we hope everyone enjoys it!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Our singer Jack initially started to write this song whilst in a dark place mentally, but only wrote the first half at that time. The second half came about once he started to get out of this mindset and overcame the things that he was struggling with.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
This is the first performance video as a band, we really enjoyed the day and learned a lot from the experience. We worked with Natusro Videos, Rob is a lovely guy (who looks like the Winter Soldier for those of you who love Comic Books…) and we can’t recommend him enough.
How was the recording and writing process?
It’s been a gradual process… initially we started recording the song a couple years ago, but it never came fully into fruition until Aiden joined the band. Since then, we’ve worked on the song and brought it up to a level where we believe it’s actually a great song. Sheldon did the recording and mastering at Redwall Studios and Callum Benson from Steel City Studios mixed the track.
What role does Manchester play in your music?
Manchester has a very prestigious lineage of bands that have done amazing, we are striving to live up to that!
How has Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge influenced your writing?
The way they write their music is what’s influenced us to be honest, you can tell just from listening to a singular riff who the song is by, and we would like people to think the same about us.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
We have plans to release an E.P that will have totally new material, but no time frame has been put in place yet.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
No title in mind yet for the E.P but we do have finished artwork which might influence us with songs that are going on it. We also have two more songs to be released this year, one of which is the follow up to ‘Strangers’.
What else is happening next in Hollow Storm’s world?
We are using the next few months to create more music and hopefully reschedule the gigs from last year. We have new merch on our Bandcamp page and follow all of our socials for updates on the single release!
Strangers Pre-save – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/hollowstorm/strangers
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollowStormBand
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hollowstormband/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HollowStormBand
Bandcamp – https://hollowstorm.bandcamp.com/merch