Q&A Scene: Karis Hawkins ~ GRASSHOLE

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

The 2nd album is called “Wildfire” and we are super excited about it. Its a huge step up for us and we had an amazing time in the country recording at Beveridge Road Studios with Marc Russo. We got away from the Melbourne chaos and were really able to focus sonically into doing the songs justice. Bloody exciting.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

Definitely this latest album, pretty excited for everyone to hear it!

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

Rick didn’t know what a Prince Albert piercing was until he went to Germany… now he’s seen 4.

What, or who, inspires you?

Ace musos, ordinary people doing great things big or small, and kind hearts in a crazy world.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Chocolate flavoured condoms

Which song do you wish you wrote?

La bamba of course.

What’s next for you?

Touring Australia in April (shhhh dates not out yet) and hopefully some international shenanigans later in the year…

What’s your scene?

Doing fun shit with our mates and looking after each other.

GRASSHOLE – one of the hardest working bands in Australia – release title track for second album WILDFIRE

Grasshole are a stoner-punk three-piece from Melbourne that exemplify the hard work required to make it in today’s music industry. Since the release of their debut EP (Grasshole), a second EP (The Unification Proclamation), and their debut album (Fuzz of Flavour) the band have completed three national and two international tours, playing shows across Spain, Sweden and Indonesia, including several festivals. The tour for their debut album spanned 85 shows across a year and a half. They have since developed a reputation for a high-octane live show that has gained a very strong following both locally in Australia and internationally.

Playing music has always been my first choice for spending the biggest currency I have… my time. Everyone has a different outlet that gets compromised at one point or another, because of how fast and crazy the world is these days.” Karis Hawkins (vocals/guitar)

Grasshole’s back catalogue has earned them a significant amount of spins on community radio in Australia and college radio in the US. Their 2nd EP, The Unification Proclamation, was added to rotation across  90 US Radio Stations and debuted at #1 on a handful of stations. 

Grasshole started recording album number two in 2019 with peerless producer Lindsay Gravina (Hole, Jet, The Living End, Cosmic Psychos). Title track ‘Wildfire’ is the first taste test taken from the band’s forthcoming second album due for release in March 2020.

“The song ‘Wildfire’ is about giving life a solid nudge. I’ve had this mentality my whole life, it’s all or nothing. I hate sitting on the fence, so when I wrote this song at a mediocre point in my life, I was fed up with treading water. It’s a great feeling to throw yourself into something with all your heart.

The song has a strong hook and a really upbeat and uplifting vibe to it. This radiates on our dumb faces everytime we play it”
Karis Hawkins (vocals/guitar)


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