Hellcats head to The Unsea

Since first seeing them live we have had a soft spot for this band who not only deliver a most delicious brand of stripped-down, gritty rock ‘n roll but also maintain being really top-class nice okes…like soft and fluffy wee kittens 😉
We caught up with drummer and vocalist Alessandro ahead of their debut appearance at Oppikoppi this weekend.

Your first Koppi. Amped much?

Does a bear shit in the woods?? Hells yeah!!

Is Al’s finger all better yet. Are you ready for Koppi?

Fuck him man! Hahaha jokes, Al’s finger is quite complicated at the moment, but he is definitely ready to break that kit!!!!

We love how you speak about him in the third person  🙂

What’s the longest you have gone without showering at a festival?

We glamp these days so hygiene is essential to us, so we shower all the time!!!

Al’s finger is quite complicated at the moment, but he is definitely ready to break that kit!!!!

You recently played at our epic birthday gig. What was that experience like?

All we can say is, Yoh what a jol! It was an absolute privilege for us to be part of that and be able to play with such incredible bands!!!  It was off the rails!!!

First three things you do on arrival at Koppi?

Drink, eat, interviews. …..

We love the rad video just released for Sunlight 1973 – how did the concept come about?

Well Hermann, Jana and Koos were the brainchilds of this epic video. It was kinda like this… Koos says (interwebz) What does every person dig on the interwebz, kittens, babes and rock ‘n roll, then that video happened and we all sat afterwards and high fived!!! Hahaha

In said video I spotted the bottle of Strawberry Lips – my personal Achilles heel (the one that flips the switch on the start of crazy drunken adventures…with lots of blank spots). What’s yours?

Wick I guess would be Tequila (yoh he can dop so hard it’s a proper after hour athletics hahaha!)
I would be Jack Daniels. Makes me get crazy and forget shit and I like it hahaha

What does every person dig on the interwebz, kittens, babes and rock ‘n roll, then that video happened and we all sat afterwards and high fived!!!

I always say organising musicians is like herding cats. What was it like controlling those kittens on the set?

It was actually a ball they were so rad. I think it was trying to Control the adults all drinking that was the problem hahaha!!!

Where and when can we find you guys at Oppikoppi?

Everywhere!!!! But we playing the Bruilhof Stage on Friday at 7 o’clock !
Come, we gonna rave!

As motivation for somebody who is attending Oppikoppi and never seen you before….why should they checkout your set?

Coz we’re two middle aged men having a blast doing what we love and people get sweaty when they watch us and there’s always hot chicks when we play.  Also lots of booze!!!

Watch Sunlight 1973