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Hollerado to debut new music in Lethbridge

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Ottawa based indie rock band Hollerado are returning to Lethbridge for the first time in a few years when they play Studio, June 24 and local indie rock band the Utilities and Toronto pop punk band Little Junior.
 They are getting ready to release their new CD, but it got delayed due to a burst of creativity.

Hollerado return to Lethbridge, June 24. Photo by Richard Amery
“ We actually were ready to release it last year but we kept on writing,” said frontman Menno Versteeg whose band mates include guitarist Nixon Boyd, drummer Jake Boyd and bassist Dean Baxter.
 “We released the last one in 2013 so it’s been a long time. So we just had to stop ourselves and just release something. Not that we stopped writing. It was time to put out something.  It’s being mixed now,” Versteeg continued, declining to describe the new music.

“ That’s your job to describe it when we do release it. I’ve got into trouble for describing out music before,” he chuckled, adding he doesn’t know when that will be.

“ But we love it. We feel good  about it. We feel like we’re 17 again playing in the garage,” he said.
 They recorded it with Gus Van Go same producer of their previous albums in Toronto, New York as well as their own studio.
“We’re recording addicts,” he said.

“ We’ve been playing gigs and recording and just enjoying hanging out with each other,” he said.


 He noting playing the new songs  live and getting the audience’s response to them also convinced them to keep recording.
 He has also been busy running the band’s record label Royal Mountain which includes some of their new favourite bands including the Tuns and Little Junior who will be joining them  on tour.

“We’re only playing eight or nine dates but Little Junior are out for three weeks. They’ve driving out with our gear and we’re flying in. It’s easier that way for a band to share gear. There’s less to carry and we all help with load in,” he said.

“ So show up early and catch Little Junior. They’re great. They play ’90s power pop and punk with a little grunge. I’m really excited for people to see them,” he said.
“ They‘re going places.”

 Hollerado plans on playing a lot of new music during their set.

“We’re going to play new music. Six or seven brand new songs and people get upset if we don’t play the songs they know, so we’ll play a bunch of those too,” he said.
Hollerado, Little Junior and the Utilities play Studio, June 24 at 9 p.m.
Tickets are $25.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:21 )  
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