If you’ve been paying attention to who’s trending on social media recently, you may have seen the name Hollywood Heartache. The Gold Coast four piece made up of AJ Hawkins, Kevin Kojima, Will Parsons and Josh Entwistle, have over 42k followers on their band Twitter account alone, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The pop-rockers are set to tour around Australia throughout December and Blank GC’s Doris Prodanovic spoke to Kevin Kojima about the release of their latest EP, Eager Hearts.
What was your work process when creating Eager Hearts EP?
Pretty much we put aside about a month to knuckle down and write and record it. We decided that it was most suitable as our first release to record it at our home studio because it was a relaxing, stress free environment which gave us the freedom to take as much time as needed. We spent many sleepless nights eating Maccas, writing and working on ideas/demos. At the end of it, in total we had about 7 rough songs. Then we picked what we though should be the top 5 and those became our EP!
How has the response to the EP been so far?
So far it’s been absolutely incredible! Being our first release, we weren’t really sure what to expect and if people would like it. By the end of the writing process we had heard the songs so many times ourselves that we didn’t know what was good or not anymore and we hated everything we had written (jks, jks).
What are you most excited about for your upcoming tour?
It’s going to be so awesome just to get back on the road again. There were so many funny and memorable moments on our last tour and it also helps us to bond with each other more as a band on those long rides. On top of that, we haven’t really played any shows in a few months so we’re so excited to get back on stage!
What is a typical ‘day in the life’ for Hollywood Heartache?
Usually on our days off we love to go hang out at the beach with friends, play some soccer and eat heaps of junk food. Hey, we work hard so deserve a day off haha 😉
What is the next big milestone you hope to reach as a band?
Next year it would be super cool to start getting some larger support slots for bigger bands. We really just want to get our music out to as many new ears as possible. On top of that, we are also already getting stuck into some new music so I’m hoping our next release will be bigger and better than ever.
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Gold Coast’s Hollywood Heartache hit The Lab in Brisbane on Saturday 12December.