Hot Blood is a really good hardcoreband which mixes influences from many styles in punk. Chcek them out and like them. February 2015
Please tell me a little bit history of the group?
- Alex: We all pretty much met through drinking a lot of beer and going to shows. We have been a band for about 2 years now. We played one show under another name before Mat came up with Hot Blood.
Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Have you been in any other punkbands before?
-Kiley:-Billy and Kiley are 25 Alex is 26 Charlie is 48.We are all working class dudes. We've all been in various punk band's before Hot Blood.
I can hear both early American hardcore and early english punk? Am I right? Favorites from the past?
-Alex: We all are huge fans of the 80s american hardcore like Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains and Gorilla Biscuits etc. I am not sure if any of us are into the 80s English stuff as much as the late 70s English bands. But we all have a wide spectrum of taste. I would venture to say that Punk is all of our favorite genre. We go from Dead Boys, to Crass, to Ringworm, to NOFX, to The Slackers, to Municipal Waste. We all really have a lot of music we are into.
Hot Blood., are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up? It´s a bandname which is difficult to put into some special genre? Which is the best bandname you know.
-Kiley: Originally we were The Goons for maybe a week but there are I think 9 band's in the US with that name so we had to change it. I (Kiley) was at a barbeque, black out drunk, sticking my feet into the bonfire. The blood running back up my legs was hot and I said "Hot Blood" would make a cool band name. I suggested it to the guys the next day and it just kind of stuck. We've never really been too concerned with the name of what we do. It’s more about the message and the energy.
What´s the best thing with playing live?
-Kiley: Doing gang vocals with the audience. We like to get the crowd involved in our sets.
And where is best to play? And the worst place?
-Alex: We really enjoy most of the venues we have played in North Carolina. One of our favorite venues to play has to be Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. I don’t think there really is a bad place to play. if people show up and the sound isn’t terrible and people can have a good time the location is irrelevant.
How is to play this sort of music in USA right now?
-Alex: The punk scene is pretty divided, just as much as it is together. There are a lot of cliques in New Jersey. We are pretty new so we are still making friends with other bands and figuring our own scenes out.
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Kiley: Fast loud idiots
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Kiley: My least favorite about punk is people telling you what is or isn't punk. It’s fucking lame. People tell you that you don't fit into their idea of what you should be. Fuck you! Punks don't fit in. That's the point!
How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?
-Kiley: We love it. It makes it easier for people all over the world to get into our shit. When we come to your city it's easy for you to buy a record from us. But if we haven't been to your city, or country, or continent, then you can grab our shit for cheap or free and bang your head right along with us
How is it to live in USA now? Politically?
-Kiley: Fucked. Were fucked. Republicans are backwards redneck retards and democrats are bleeding heart pussies, but the way money influences American politics those are your only two choices. The Koch brothers have stated they're planning to spend upwards of a billion dollars on the republican candidate, regardless of who it is, so they can levee that money for political favors for their conservative billionaire boys club. Fuck that. There is a lot wrong with the American political machine... too much to get into.
Is there any good bands from USA now? Is the punkscene big? How is it in your hometown? –Kiley: Were from Asbury Park New Jersey, which is a really awesome music town on the Jersey shore. It’s amazing and full of great bands. All towns are different. When we tour through the US some towns are packed with punks and others have none. It’s really weird.
What do you know about Sweden?
-Alex: I know a few things. Mostly because I lived in Norway for a few months in 2010. I know the women are beautiful and the rock n roll is good.
Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?
-Alex: Of course. I am a big fan of Scandinavian music. Bands like The Hellacopters, The Hives, International Noise Conspiracy, Asta Kask, and a bunch of others are great great bands to come out of Sweden. One of my Favorite bands of all time REFUSED came from Sweden as you of course probably know. We actually opened up for Dennis's new group INVSN in Austin, Texas at SXSW! That was very surreal for me
Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?
-Kiley: I do (Kiley) and it's mostly the political nightmare that we live in that influences me. Thr things that make me angry make me want to write and it's usually the injustices that are forced on us without our consent by a system that supposedly knows what's best for us that make me angry-
Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?
Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?
-Kiley: I think so. Music should be anti-establishment in my opinion.
Best political band/artist?
-Kiley: Top 3- Crass, Conflict, Rudimentary Peni, but there are tons of political band's that we love.
Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?
-Kiley: I think it can change your perspective and that's what's important.
It seems to be a lot of people up on stage on your concert??
-Alex: We are big fans of audience participation.
Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not?
-Kiley: Yeah. People like to have something they can put in their car or on their record player.
Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?
–Kiley: Some meth junkie in Texas pulled her gross tits out and danced with us once. It was pretty funny. We've had people get on stage to sing with us that don't know the words. That's always funny when they just make stuff up.
How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts?
-Kiley: It’s a mixed group. We take all kinds-
Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life?
-Kiley: Music, Postitive mental attitude, friends, beer, good times
Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews??
-Kiley: We don't do a lot of interviews so we don't really get too bored of them.
If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosed?
–Kiley: Ramones, Dead Boys, Bad Brains, Turbonegro, NoFX
Is punk a good way to get out frustration and become a nice person outside the punkmusic??
-Kiley: I think it is. Punks are the nicest people in the world.
Futureplans for the band?
-Kiley: Were going to put out 4 maybe 5 records this year. Were going to tour a lot. Hopefully we'll make it out to Sweden!
-Alex: I think for the most part everyone is pretty happy with things and the course things are going. The future is bright (I think) and hopefully we can keep playing and people will react positively
-Kiley: Don't be a dick.
Something to add?
-Hot Blood: Thanks for the interview and we would love to come to Sweden some day and play!!!