Geyser Music spoke with Becky, vocalist of Hollow Twin, leading up to the release of their second EP, Keepers. With influences from the music scene of the 60's and 70's, Hollow Twin will entice alternative-rock lovers, and have them hanging on to each sultry vocal line.
1. The Wild Romantics - I Just Wanna Know
2. League of Wolves - Hold Your Head
3. No Sinner - Devil On My Back
4. Dolly Parton - Jolene
5. Andy Shauf - Wendell Walker
6. Alabama Shakes - Rise to the Sun
7. Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
G: You mention a great connection to the 60’s and 70's music scene, how does this reflect in your new EP?
B: The EP reflects the eras with the tones we use, the simplicity yet depth of the songs. When writing the album, we were very much in touch with our influences of the past.
G: What is your favourite topic, or concept, explored in Keepers? Was a particular song or passage cathartic to record in some way?
B: Freedom and independence seem to be the underlying theme of the album. The track Finders Keepers was the most cathartic to record, it's very much about being able to rely on yourself. All of the songs have some sort of cathartic quality to them. It's nice.
G: What is your favourite modern music festival? What about it makes it special to you?
B: Squamish Valley Music Fest is a favourite! Not only is it close to home, but the lineups are great. I have fond memories of Squamish Fest 2013, Em and I worked backstage so we got a great behind the scenes take on everything. We had late night sing-a-longs at the artist campground. It was magical.
G: You mention a lot in your online bio about feeling a deep connection between yourselves (as musicians, and friends), in your opinion does our society lack aspects of genuine connection?
B: I wouldn't necessarily say our society lacks genuine connection, that's a very broad statement. We have technology that can be used to bring us together or put a barrier up that wasn't there 20 years ago. It really depends on the individual. There's less face-to-face communication nowadays, so that contributes to the implication that we lack that genuine connection. If you vibe with someone, you vibe! Energy doesn't lie.
G: What are five things the band can't live without?
B: Coffee! Moderate room temperatures, Vancouver's natural beauty, bad jokes, and Cards Against Humanity.
G: Do you have any shout-outs to local musicians?
B: Yes! All of them! Vancouver is full of amazing musicians. The Wild Romantics, The Ruffled Feathers, Alexandria Maillot, MALK, The Good In Everyone, The Written Years, Hunter's Night - we love y'all.
G: Have a great EP release! Thank you for chatting with us.