The Hussy to seduce Rotondes for last Congés Annulés live gig
The Hussy are a two piece thrash punk band from Madison, Wisconsin and this year they bring the live element of the Congés Annulés to a close. Currently touring their latest album Galore across Europe, Bobby Hussy took some time to talk to Sam Steen.
The Hussy have released four full length albums to date but are still relatively unknown here in Luxembourg, so to help you out, frontman Bobby Hussy has given us a quick summary of what they are all about, “Trash garage pop, we like melodies that rot and stick in your head for days while still having plenty of grit around the edges” he said, and that is a pretty fair assessment of what they do. Consequence Of Sound the music and film review website described the new album Galore as “full of sing-along moments, fist-pumping guitar solos, and shimmy-ready rhythms.”
Galore sees the Hussy at their most accessible and Bobby admits that it has seen them change their approach to recording and in turn their sound, “It's more consistent and cohesive sounding and definitely more pop oriented. It also has bass guitar on every song which is a first for us. We figured it was time to expand our sonics a bit” he said.
It has taken the duo quite a long time to get where they are today but it’s been a journey they have enjoyed throughout, “We met in Madison about ten years ago while in other bands. We started playing in another band together and ultimately when that band broke up we formed The Hussy with just the two of us. We haven't looked back since!” explained Bobby.
It’s often possible to tell where a band is from or what scene they grew out of by their sound, you could have a decent guess at identifying which scene bands from California, New York, New Jersey or Seattle come from for example. Does the music The Hussy make reflect their roots in Madison? Would they sound different if they were from somewhere else? “Maybe”, said Bobby, “that's hard to say since when we started this band there weren't really many punk bands in our town but now there are many. I think we were more in tune with national bands so the geography of where we were didn't matter much. The internet has really changed the way Musicians create bands and write songs I think.”
Thursday's concert at Rotondes will see The Hussy near the end of what has been a gruelling month long tour of Europe with just one night off since August 5th, but the pair are as enthusiastic as ever and especially keen to play in the Grand Duchy.
“We've only driven through before and I just remember a beautiful mountain/hill range and maybe some windmills. I have some family from hundreds of years ago that was born there so I’m especially excited to see it!”
Don’t miss the final live show at Congés Annulés 2015. It’s sure to be a fun, it’ll definitely be loud and if the reviews and reports are to be believed, you won’t get to see The Hussy at such an intimate venue again. See for yourself from 8pm Thursday night!
Check out The Hussy on Bandcamp: thehussy.bandcamp.com
Get tickets at: www.rotondes.lu or at the door. Doors open 8pm, tickets 9 euros.
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