An Interview With The Hashi
A new single from The Hashi is a high energy, grunge garage rock track that hooks you in within it's first chorus.
"Drain Me" boasts all the aesthetic of classic 90's grunge and brings to mind bands like Local H among others.
The track has a ton of color and life and the band knows how to get you stuck on the sound with pop-punk undertones and a vibrant feel.
This single feels great to listen to and it's nothing new for The Hashi.
The band's previous EP release Family Jewels is also an addicting array of fuzztones rock that drives you to want more and more.
"Drain Me" seems like a more personal song and musically is the kind of track you can jump around the room to. No matter what you can't escape this band's particular energy.
They record songs that hold onto a little aggression and a youthful rawness that makes you wish you could see these guys live.
The song is like whiplash and is over so quickly you have to stop and wonder what just happened before starting it again.
With such a killer single, we wanted to find out a bit more about where it came from. Here's what happened.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with "Drain Me". This track has a killer edge to it and comes through as an anthemic alt rock song. Where did this track come from?
The Hashi: I wrote this song as I was ending a relationship I was in. Definitely was going through a rough time and let out my frustration on this track.
TSWS: I'm hearing some different rock styles on this track. Who are your biggest actual musical influences?
The Hashi: Ramones, Social Distortion, Descendents, The Smiths, Devo
TSWS: How did all of this begin for you?
The Hashi: It just started out as fun jam sessions with my best friends. And eventually I started writing songs which led us to our first EP. From then on I became more serious about the band and writing.
TSWS: This song made me want to see you live. Will you be putting any focus on live shows when that time comes?
The Hashi: We most definitely plan on having a full lineup of shows once everything is back to normal. Be on the lookout for us coming to a city near you!
TSWS: What's next for you as a band?
The Hashi: As of now we plan on releasing a few more singles. Then having them all together on a EP by the end of this year. Other than that we hope to be on upcoming festivals for the future and expanding our fan base.
TSWS: What are all of you doing when you're not working on music?
The Hashi: We all have our day jobs and school. Staying busy with everyday life while being safe through this pandemic. Definitely lots of Disney Plus and Netflix.
TSWS: Who are you all listening to right now?
The Hashi: Skeggs, Violent Soho, PUP, Together Pangea, Beddy Rays
TSWS: You wake up in the middle of the night starving. What's your go to midnight snack?
The Hashi: Strawberry Pop Tart.
TSWS: Do you guys write songs together? Do you rehearse together?
The Hashi: Everyone seems to do it differently with the pandemic. Our last practice was in the beginning of December last year. We decided to take a break and be safe for our families sake. We are planning to get back together by April to continue working on our upcoming EP. Normally we practice once a week together at our lockout called Gemini Studios in Santa Ana. I write the songs (Matt Jay) and then the twins (Matt & Ben) will listen and figure out the perfect parts to put it all together.
TSWS: You guys have been doing well even with your previous EP release. What advice would you have for bands trying to get heard out there?
The Hashi: Best advice is to never stop hustling. Continue to write songs and don’t be afraid of rejection. Practice makes perfect.
TSWS: Before we go, what do you want to say to fans of the music?
The Hashi: This is just the beginning of The Hashi. Lots of exciting music is on the way. We will see you all very soon! Stay safe.