Nick Paicopolos

Hello, Atlantic – Interview

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Fresh off the back of their debut on the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour, Province rockers Hello, Atlantic are switching things up for their upcoming EP “Breaking Orbit.”  Due for release in early 2018 the band are planning to announce a line-up change, along with a side of the band to be showcased that we haven’t seen before.  Performing at the Vans Warped Tour has seen the pop-punk quartet come away with a bucket full of even more enthusiasm, and they are already writing additional songs to be added to the EP. If that’s not enough, to whet your pop-punk appetite, and to give you a taste of what to expect, Hello, Atlantic have just released a video for the first single “Like Clockwork”  Being completely reeled in by the thought of adding another exciting band to my pop-punk list, I catch a moment with the guys to find out more about the release and what other artists are on their radar.

Hello! How are you guys, and what have you been doing with yourselves today?

Hi! We’re doing great! We’re moving into a new practice space, so we spent today moving all of our gear to our new one.

Please could you tell me a bit more about yourselves? Have you been in bands previously, and what has driven you to form Hello, Atlantic?

We were all in different bands growing up, but we formed Hello, Atlantic just from us all being introduced through mutual friends and just really getting to know each other musically.

You’re due to release your next EP “Breaking Orbit” in early 2018.  How are you feeling about getting new music out there, and are there any tracks in particular that you’re most excited about being heard?

We’ve just made a major line up change that’s going to be announced soon, so we’re going back and writing a few new ones for this EP. We’re even more excited for it now! Out of the ones that we’re keeping, my personal favorite is called “Ignite”.

What can we expect from the upcoming release, and how did you find the process of putting it together?

You’ll see a complete new side to us that no one has see yet. There was going to be a small taste of that on this EP, but with us going back and writing a few new songs, we’re able to bring this vision out sooner. We’re nervous and excited about it.

What’s your writing process as a band, and how do you work together to create the final track?

Ian usually comes in with a skeleton of a song or an idea, and we all just sit down and start throwing ideas back and forth until things start to fit together. Then we tweak it even more when we’re in the studio.

Who are your biggest musical influences, and how have they encouraged and helped you to develop your sound?

We all come from different musical backgrounds, but lately we’ve all been super into I, The Mighty. You’ll definitely be able to hear that in the music.

This year saw you play the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour for the first time.  How excited were you to be performing, and how was the experience?

Playing the main stage of Warped Tour was a dream come true for all of us. Ever since we all started getting into music, it’s what we’ve all wanted to do. Playing it was an absolute blessing.

Being in the early stages of your music career how are you finding the whole process, and have you been given any lasting advice?

Not anything that’s super long lasting, we usually get advice for immediate situations when we need it.

What do you have planned for 2018; what’s the next step for the band?

We plan on getting the new EP out as soon as possible, and playing as many places as we can!

Finally, what other artists are you listening to at the moment and do you have any recommendations?

I, The Mighty is definitely one of the big ones that we’ve been listening to. We’ve also been going back and listening to a lot of My Chemical Romance a lot! They’re one of our favorites! Also, make sure that you check out a lot of the locals bands that we play shows with. Silence The Radio, Another One Down, Ten Cents Short, Bleacher Days, and Traverse! Also our friends Riviera from West Virgina. They also played the main stage of Warped Tour in their area.

Thanks for taking the time to interview us!

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