The Rhode Island Trio, HELLO, ATLANTIC, Discuss Their New Music, Biggest Musical Inspirations and More!
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
The Rhode Island trio Hello, Atlantic recently dropped catchy new single/video “Night Life”, which is taken from their upcoming EP of the same name, set for release in January.
Since moving to a 3-piece earlier this year, Hello Atlantic has spent months refining their melodic and expertly intricate style, drawing on elements of indie, pop and alternative. “Night Life”, the band’s first new track since the rebrand, delivers a sound brimming with energy, crafty breakdowns and hooks galore; think early Panic at The Disco meets Ice Nine Kills. Coverage from Kerrang and AP coupled with a main stage Warped Tour slot has helped bring the Northeast rockers to attention.
Learn more about Hello, Atlantic in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What is on tap for the rest of your day?
Thank you for interviewing us! We’re all at work today, unfortunately!
Since we are now at the back-end of 2018, how has this year treated this band? What is one musical goal that you have had for this year? How close are you to reaching it?
Our main goal was to finish our second EP, especially after we had a major line up change at the end of last year. We’re done recording, just waiting for the mastered tracks! We’ve got one back so far that we released a music video for last month, called “Night Life”.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this group together? Was it hard to think of a name that you could agree on?
Ian and I were in a band together previously, so we stuck together. Once we got Ryan, we knew that he was meant to be our drummer. And as for picking the name, Ian had written a bunch of names that he had thought of, and we liked Hello, Atlantic the most.
How do you think your hometowns have influenced the sound and how you all carry yourselves in this group?
I don’t necessarily think our hometown has really affected our sound. We just make the music that we want, and if other people like it, that’s fantastic!
How has your various musical backgrounds helped shape the sound of this band?
You can tell by listening to this new EP what we were listening to what it was being written. Lots of Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and Dance Gavin Dance.
Let’s talk about your new song and video “Night Life.” What was the inspiration for this track? How do you think it prepares listeners for your upcoming EP set for release in January?
We wanted to write a horror story. It’s not exactly a horror masterpiece but we love the genre and wanted to contribute to it. The EP will have more elaborate and interesting themes so “Night Life” is a good warm up.
What was it like creating this EP? Did anything surprise you about the overall process? How will you celebrate the release?
We had fun making this EP! It was a long process though. We had recorded it all last year, but since we had a huge line up change, we redid a couple songs, and scrapped a couple. We wrote three new ones starting this year, and we went and finished everything up.
What was it like changing to a 3-piece band? How has that affected your overall sound and the dynamics of the group?
We sound tighter than we ever did as a 5 piece. Our new music has more production work added to it, and it just sounds monstrous. We can’t wait to release the rest of it!
Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere?
We all love playing live. Especially when we get the chance to play bigger venues. That’s where we shine the most. It’s just that environment that brings out the best in us.
Do you find that all of social media and keeping up with your fans has gotten so overwhelming? Or do you rely heavily on others to take care of that for the band? Which platform would you say that you enjoy engaging with the most?
Keeping up with social media isn’t overwhelming at all! We all post on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all the time.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how you all think being musicians and in this band still gives you the most joy in life today? Do you find that your music is an escape to all the current events?
When we’re on stage, we have no other worries in the world, except for playing the best that we can. It’s very therapeutic for us. There’s nothing else we want to do, and we can’t wait to hit the road after we release our new EP.
What musicians would you love to work with in the future? What artists have really been inspiring this group and your music since day 1?
We’ve all been huge Panic! At The Disco fans, so collaborating with Brendon Urie would be a dream come true for all of us. Or Mark Hoppus of Blink 182. For me personally, he’s been my musical hero since I was a kid.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
We think our message is something different. Just kind of out of the norm. We hope people can just enjoy listening to us and know that it’s okay to not take everything so seriously.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about this group?
Make sure you check out our new single called, “Night Life” on all streaming platforms! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we hope to see you all soon.