If we were to say punk/hardcore Sydney act Hellions had a slightly busy 2015, we would barely be touching on what these guys achieved collectively throughout the year. Not only did their second album “Indian Summer” debut at #19 on the Aria Charts back in Feb, but they’ve toured Australia with the likes of Enter Shikari, ’68, Capsize and Void of Vision as well as flying to the UK alongside Northlane for the Node EU/UK Tour.
They’ll continue their touring plans in 2016 at the start of the year with Stray from the Path as well as performing at the UNIFY Festival before heading into the studio to work on their next album.
Guitarist/Vocalist Matt ‘Goblin’ Gravolin took some time out to share with us his thoughts for Wall of Sound’s 2015 ‘Year in Review’
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2015?
1: Turnstile – Non-Stop Feeling
2: Stray From The Path – Subliminal Criminals
3: Nathaniel Ratecliff & The Night Sweats – Selftitled
4: Northlane – Node
5: Deez Nuts – Word is Bond
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2015?
1: Years & Years – ‘Shine’
2: Chris Stapleton – ‘Tennessee Whiskey’
3: Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Iron Moon’
4: Chvrches – ‘Playing Dead’
5: Tonight Alive – ‘Human Interraction’
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2015?
Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Kmow The Better’
BEST GIG YOU’VE SEEN 2015?
Northlane @ The Roundhouse, Sydney
MOST MEMORABLE TOUR MOMENT YOUR BAND HAD THIS YEAR ?
Performing our final songs during headline shows at home in Sydney, they’re always so humbling and validating for us.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2016?
I’m most looking forward to recording the new Hellions record.
NEXT BIG BAND IN AUSTRALIA? (not your own haha)
Void of Vision and Ocean Grove! Both, mark my words