Holy Heavens it’s Hellcats at Halloween

The annual Fright-Night is back on Friday the 26th of October! Hellcats will be performing on the Zombie Safari Stage. We caught up with Warwick for a quick chat re the event and other things scary.

You know Hellcats have a very special place in our hearts. Not only for your music and kick-ass live show, but because you have always been so supportive of our charity initiatives, so we are thrilled to being interviewing you again.

Thanks for having us – always rad hanging with you mensch’s !

So Hellcats are very in fashion, the band everyone has to have. It seems that any international that comes over, you’re on the bill of openers… so deserving and we are really stoked for you! So on that note – how are you feeling about The Cure news?

We have had an extremely lucky year and we are super grateful to be included on these incredible line-ups. The Cure is a particularly big honor for me because it’s a band I grew up with, danced to, cried to, made out with girls to since I was a teenager taping songs from Barney Simon’s Night Zoo on my little boom box in my room. Its a big deal for us. Apart from us drooling to be on this juggernaut line-up we are so stoked to be playing with one of our best friends Shane Forbes (Pestroy bassist) at this event. We’re bringing him up for both shows to come do a few songs with us which should be raaaaad!

I would probably be the ditsy blonde cos I don’t really know whats going on half the time in real life

I think Allesandro should tease his hair and you both defs need to wear some guyliner on the day. What do you think?

Well we already do all of those things anyway so it’ll be just an average Monday y’know !

Seen as you’re playing the Halloween show, we thought we’d chat scary movies. In a scary movie which character would each of you guys be: out of The Villain, The Diehard Survivalist, The Ditzy Blonde, The Jock, The Wise Elder, The Character who dies at the very beginning.

Alessandro would be the Villain as he’s already sold his soul to the devil himself in exchange to sing and drum like he does. Then I would probably be the ditsy blonde cos I don’t really know whats going on half the time in real life.

What is your favourite scary movie?

High School musical – that shit is fucking terrifying.

Michael Myers murdered his sister on Halloween night 1963. Do you have any family members who annoy you enough to ‘Go Michael’ on? 😉

No. My family is amazing. So amazing that we could all go on a Myers-esque rampage, annihilating doosh bags – like people that make shower curtains, because, fuck those guys!

Shower curtains – I’m not even fucking around, those things scare the shit out of me

Scary movies aside…In real life what scares you?

Shower curtains – I’m not even fucking around, those things scare the shit out of me.

We are heading towards the end of the year. What does Hellcats have in the pipeline till the end of the year?

The year is far from winding down for us as we have some of our biggest events yet coming up. We have Park Acoustics with BOO!/The Narrow/Fuzigish on 7 October, then Halloween PTA on 26 October, then the Johannesburg Tattoo expo on the 10th of November, then Beefstock Festival on the 23rd of November. All of that while we’re getting ready to release our first Full length album before the end of the year. So, ja, we’re pretty jammed with rad things for the next while!

Thanks for the chat as always cracker! We’ll see you at the event.

Interview by The Original CC