If you’re into your 90s alternative rock bands like Weezer and Pavement, then you need to get your ears round South Carolina trio Heyrocco and their latest EP ‘Waiting On Cool’. The band took some time to pick 5 songs that inspired them to write their dark and nostalgic style of music, to give us an insight into the mind of the ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ band.
THE TOADIES – POSSUM KINGDOM
The Toadies are a band I first came across from Guitar Hero II. I loved the sludgyness of their riffs and the surprisingly dark and sexy lyrics. The video for ‘Possum Kingdom’ is great, they cut between the band playing a show and a bodybag being drug through the muddy forest.
JANE’S ADDICTION – MOUNTAIN SONG
Jane’s Addiction was at one point a sonic juggernaut and that might be the name of our next album. Perry‘s got balls and a fun way with words. They’re songs never really follow a formula it’s all about following the singer and how to compliment him.
ALICE IN CHAINS – MAN IN THE BOX
Alice in Chains has quickly become an underdog influence for the band. Layne Staley was a powerful singer and had a certain untouchable presence. I love an antagonistic frontman.
NADA SURF – POPULAR
We listened to Nada Surf in the van a lot over the years and i’ll always be a fan of their unique Beach Boys esque melodies. They’re just different. Great chords over punchy angsty beats.
THE REPLACEMENTS – BASTARDS OF YOUNG
If there were to be a perfect band’s band, The Replacements are my favorite. They’ve always had it. Just a couple of broke assholes drinking beer and making music. I want to build a cult fanbase just like them and maybe 25 years from now we’ll be the band people say “Yup, saw Heyrocco play to 30 people once and it was the last time I got a boner.”
Heyrocco‘s new EP ‘Waiting On Cool’ is out now and you can order it via iTunes (here). Check out their video for ‘Build It Up’ on YouTube (here) and you can listen to new single ‘Yeah’ (here).
Make sure you follow the band on online via Facebook (here).