Toronto quartet Hooded Fang released their latest whimsical-pop wonder GRAVEZ back in May. The record is trippy, upbeat, and shows plenty of creative sparks with unexpected solos and warping vocals. AMBY spoke to Hooded Fang’s Daniel Lee about eating in between recording, peeing himself on stage, and how they do not exist.
AMBY: Hey Hooded Fang! Thanks for having a chat with AMBY, what have you been up to lately?
Hooded Fang: I ate a cheeseburger today, we drove in a van, we played a game, read Bram Stoker’s Dracula aloud. Now I am lying under a bed breathing heavily.
AMBY: How would you describe your sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
Hooded Fang: It sounds kinda fast and slow, a little funny and like a dump truck.
AMBY: You have just released your latest album Gravez. What were some of the highlights while recording it?
Hooded Fang: Eating in between recording, recording some of the songs together in a studio.
AMBY: What’s the story behind your wicked song Ode to Subterrania?
Hooded Fang: That song was written while we were in Calgary on a tour a couple years ago. Its about an old friend of mine.
AMBY: If you had to describe each member in the band with one word, which word would define them?
Hooded Fang: Michealangelo, leonardo, donatello, rafael, splinter.
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
Hooded Fang: CCR, Led Zeppelin, 36 Chambers, many others.
AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?
Hooded Fang: Odonis Odonis (Toronto) The Squids (from Calgary, Brazilian Money (edmonton), Hussy (Toronto), to name a few.
AMBY: What’s the funniest thing to happen to you at a gig?
Hooded Fang: I peed myself.
AMBY: What is the best song of the year so far?
Hooded Fang: New Kanye.
AMBY: What has you excited for the rest of 2013?
Hooded Fang: Rob Ford.
AMBY: And last but never least, what’s something about Hooded Fang that nobody knows?
Hooded Fang: We do not exist.
Thank you Hooded Fang, for giving us your answers!