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Hype - Hype Newsletter Interview

11 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

The Insurgents, Chris Young is an amazing songwriter and a hit machine. We know the band quite well and we made a pact: Whoever makes it big first has to take the other band along for the ride.

Who would you most like to tour with?

The Insurgents, embarking on a world tour with U2 opening for us.

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

About 20 seconds into the first song, I was overdoing the enthusiasm and I kinda lost my balance into the drums.

What are you planning on doing during 2005?

This year we are planning on playing as many shows as possible and hopefully journey around the country for a small tour in Summer. Maybe release an EP or Album at the end of the year when we sign a deal.

How did you come up with the name Hype?

We were originally called the Drakes, but some pop-rock band in America already had the name, so we thought the Cinnamon Girls, but it sounded too much like the Mint Chicks, so we stole Hype from a grunge era subpop video tape with the same name.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Yes, I was hoping this one would come up. My Cd collection consists of Smashing Pumpkins, Marcy Playground, REM, Stone Temple Pilots, The White Stripes, The Vines, Queens Of The Stone Age, David Bowie, Crowded House to name a few...

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

I've learned a few things since i've been rocking, the most important is stay true to yourself and don't let anyone change you. Don't do any drugs goes without saying. Oh and try and be as professional as possible.
 

About Hype

Hype is an explosive Rock and Roll band from Christchurch. Critics have desribed their music as "Blues on fire, with a drop of acid." The band has swept up a frenzy in the Christchurch live scene attracting label interest and a growing fan base.

Hype formed in High School in mid 2003. Starting out as a Garage (or Garbage) rock style band to try and ride the then big garage band wagon, they ditched the style and went to new adventures in hi fi in aim to start their own revolution.

Hype have since played countless shows around the Christchurch area and demo'd loads of songs. "Our biggest goal is to take over this world" says bassist Neil. "I think what we have to offer will intice people" added Joe. Look out for this up and coming amazing alt rock band.

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