I haven’t heard some good punk music in a while! This next band pulls the wool from my eyes and allows the sweat to clean my glasses. Today we are able to sit down and get into the minds of the punk rock band The Hellfreaks! We talk music inspiration, advice for fans to create music and of course headbanging to the music below!
Here is the interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Literally everything can be inspiration: I write the lyrics for my band and they are most inspired by everything I go through. I’m really bad at sharing my happy moments, that’s why my lyrics always have some dark vibes. It’s not that I’m an unhappy person but the hard times are just a way bigger muse for me than anything else.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
It’s a bit strange to say but when I was a child, my parents were not really into music. Of course the radio was turned on in the car and I’m not saying that they didn’t like music at all, they were just not dedicated fans of any type of music. That’s why the first musical influences came from my sister. We shared a room in our childhood and when she reached her teen years, she started listening to a lot of Offspring and Queen. I still love both of them. I think that was the starting point to fall in love with rock music in general.
The first 2 CDs I bought with my own money were Dookie by Green Day and a Bob Marley compilation in a second hand shop. Back then the price of a new CD seemed to be unreachable.
It turned out very quick that I’m way more into punk than reggae music and I completly fell in love with all the rock subgenres, from rockabilly to hardcore, metal, punk etc. Of course my horizons just expanded with the years. But this is how everything started.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
I don’t really have heros, but I do have people that I respect.
In the past, they were always women who could stand their ground in the men’s world. That’s why I really admired female fronted rock and metal bands. It wasn’t my plan to be one of them one day but this led me to the point where I am today I guess.
On the other hand, I grew up doing professional gymnastics where it was necessary to have a clear mindset – to put feelings aside, to “work” when it’s necessary, to handle pain as a machine. My idols back then were all gymnasts, all very strong women who overcame all those challenges they had to face.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I guess I would be an environmental engineer, as that’s the bachelor degree I have.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Creating music is an awesome feeling. I would never hold back from that, because it is very satisfying. If you have bigger goals than “just” creating music for yourself, you should define your goals and you should accept that nothing will happen overnight. It’s a lot that you have to sacrifice for that, even it doesn’t seem like that in the beginning. Nothing will come easy but if this is your dream, you should chase it!