Interview – The Hell Beings

I recently reviewed the song Wind Your Neck by The Hell Beings, including it in a round-up review and playlist about grunge artists. I wanted to find out more so decided to have a chat with them – find out how I got on below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Wind Your Neck, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

Wind your neck in roughly translates as shut your cakehole asswipe. Improvised vocal always. Two songs from nothing to recorded in three weeks. Winging it all the way, the only way.

It is available gratis for those who seek, they shall find.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Aggressively, had to put on a lead… banjo. One big lockdown in this wonderful world on my wilting shoulders.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

One is persistent, other fearful. Record everything on mobile, no stone unturned when it comes to ideas to flourish the pen and quill. Testing drums, tune up, one two. Batter.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Oh yes, I might throw the next song out for a split, quid pro quo.

Do you have plans to release an EP or album anytime soon?

Think globally, act locally, Youtube it, done.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

Glad you asked that question (sic).
The thrill of expulsion influences medicinally, that which arrives in your headphones immediately down the line via storming of a teacup in the blast furnace with the band last weekend.

Nomeansno always, Motorhead daily, Yob gets me, Flat Worms especially, All Them Witches subconsciously, Stevie Wonder emphatically, Dylan comically.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

Brighton, isn’t everyone? Marc Riley said that. Bands outnumber pebbles on the beach. Haircuts over content. Total existence influences me all of the time. Have my eyes pensively closed I say, problematical it is.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

Zip.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

A screaming mess. Slick footwork.

Any last words for the fans?

Viva Palestine.

Your Message.

Off the cuff and true enough.