5 Jan 2016
Drowned inSound interviews Hey Colossus
2015 was a prolific year for Hey Colossus, one in which the sextet have emerged as unlikely radio botherers on BBC 6 Music and – most impressively – have bucked contemporary trends by being a guitar band by releasing two killer albums (their eighth and ninth) in a single year. The band formed back in 2003, and have since become favourites of the UK’s underground scene with their records veering from drone metal to noise to – most recently – something closer than ever to classic psychedelic rock. Before their sold out show at Islington’s Electrowerkz, DiS spoke to guitarist Jonathan Richards and drummer Rhys Llewellyn about the band’s stellar year, and its history to date.
DiS: So I guess we should start with the fact that Radio Static High has just come out, and it’s your second excellent album of the year. Is it a companion release to its predecessor, In Black and Gold? Did the two records emerge around the same time?
Jonathan Richards: Pretty much… we did In Black and Gold last summer… Rhys Llewellyn: Then we went back into the studio and finished it up around Christmas, but then before Christmas we went in as well and recorded a couple of tunes from the new one…
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