- How did you get your initial start in music?
Since we were all very young, music has always meant more to us than most. Our love of listening turned into an itch to begin playing, and all 3 of us began learning guitar first before branching out to different instruments. We all followed different paths to begin performing at New Orleans venues over the years with different musical groups. This is how we came to meet, actually; by sharing the stage with each others different bands. When we finally formed the Heads, it didn’t take long for us to book our shows around town because we had already been in the scene for a good while. Slowly but surely we began getting more people to our concerts and then took the show on the road after releasing our first EP “The Colossal Heads EP.” Now, with 3 years together under our belt, we are releasing our 2nd EP “Mammoths”.
- What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
We are three passionate musicians who want bring you one of the loudest live powerhouses of music unlike anything you’ve seen. During our performances, we wear it all on our sleeves. You can see who we truly are as our souls flow through our fingers and the wall of music pours out of the speakers. The Colossal Heads is something personal from inside of us, and we want to share it with the masses. In other words, from feelings comes our sound. In that way we hope to be healers for all the people of the world so that when they hear songs like “Mammoths” and “Caterpillars,” it will provide strength for them to overcome the daily challenges in their lives.
- How long have you been writing your own music?
All three of us have been writing our own music for 15+ years. Quite an educated evolution, too. Since we were all very young we’ve been in and out of bands striving to find that bond and creative fusion with the right people. In May of 2013, we decided to leave our other projects and form the Heads because all of us wanted to create the type of music that meant something, and that could earn its place in musical history.
- Who are your top three influences and why?
We get asked this all the time, and one of the things that sets us apart is that we are all influenced by different artists. Danny gets his from Primus, Queens of the Stone Age, and The White Stripes; Tony gets his from Modest Mouse, The Strokes, and Nirvana; and Kyle from Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The fusion of these influences is what has allowed us, The Colossal Heads, to create the originality in our music.
- Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
The release of “Mammoths” marks a stepping stone in the evolution of music written and composed by The Colossal Heads. Each song is of a different style, but also has distinct qualities that solidify it as a Colossal Heads song.
- Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
We are based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans rock scene is very political, and since we began our journey we have been constantly shown that we are on our own, and that no one is helping us. Luckily, this has only made our drive and passion about our craft stronger, because the music itself means to much to us to just let it fall away. Our favorite venues we play are One Eyed Jacks, The House of Blues Parish Room, Gasa Gasa, and Siberia.
- Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
Check out our friends in 35 PSI, Stereo Fire Empire, and Pears.
- Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
We have our music on every social media site, but here are some places to easily listen to our tracks:
Website – www.thecolossalheads.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/thecolossalheads
SoundCloud – www.souncloud.com/colossalheads
ReverbNation – wwww.reverbnation.com/thecolossalheads
BandCamp – http://thecolossalheads.bandcamp.com