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  • Writer's pictureMathieu Parent

A Chat With: Hunny

Hunny joined Bad Suns on their Love Like Revenge tour, and we caught up with them before their gig in Montreal to discuss EP vs albums, fashion, and a lot more in between the banter!

So you guys have been touring a bunch, and I’m guessing there’s been a lot of partying going on. Do you have any crazy tour story?

Jake: We don’t really have anything really that crazy. The most - we got dragged to like this weird thing in Chicago the other night that was a house DJ’s birthday party

Jason: “Dragged”, make sure that’s in air quotes

Jake: Yeah, ‘cause I ended up having a fucking blast

Jason: I wanted to go, I was super down! I think we all did. I definitely felt it the next day

Jake: It ended up being like a full disco party where they were playing disco records and stuff and it was really fun. We had a good time, and it got crazy

Greg: We’re not really that wild

Jason: I got pretty messed up that night. I was drinking beer, red wine, vodka, whiskey, a lot of malört, I had vodka sodas with Joey, and then I smoked some of that joint and got way too high and I was talking to our friend snake a lot actually. You can put that in there, that’s interesting enough

Joey: That’s like scratching the surface

Jason: In Chicago I got too high and talked to a snake. There’s your answer

That’s one of the good ones i’ve heard for sure. What do you guys love about performing live?

Jake: Gauging fan reaction is always fun, so like, we like to throw new stuff in the set to see if people are gonna dig it or not and it’s always kind of fun to see how fans react to stuff that we’ve been working on. I like trying to break new crowds, ‘cause going in front of people, and they don’t know who you are, it depends on the city, but a lot of times you get a lot of cool guy arm cross staring from the back guys, and if you can get people moving and nodding along and having fun by the end, then that’s the best feeling

Joey: Yeah, to like convert people. I like seeing the dude like this, crossing his arms, then by the last song he’s like “WOO” and jamming along

Greg: You gotta find one, and you gotta play to that guy

Joey: Some girl was falling asleep the other day when we were playing, she was literally like waiting for Bad Suns and then by the end of the set she was just like, having a blast. She was literally like, falling asleep on the barricade

You guys woke her up!

Joey: Yeah we woke her up. We shook her ass up

Jason: I like getting in the crowd and climbing on stuff when we play Televised now. That’s probably my new favourite part of the set

Is there stuff to climb on here?

Jason: I don’t think so, not really, I think I’m all out of luck here.

Jake: Besides the stairs, nothing

Jason: I can come off stage and walk up and down the three flights of stairs. But yeah, we love everything about playing, it’s fucking awesome, it’s so much fun!

Jake: That’s why we do it

How do you make your show memorable?

Greg: Being loud, giving it our all

Jake: Antics, we have fun

Greg: Having fun! We want to make it a fun experience for everyone, we want them to be having as much fun as us!

Jake: Scissor kicks, hitch tosses

Greg: Front flips, back flips, side flips

Jason: Crowd participation, treats, free t-shirts

Jake: We're developing a mascot, we’ll see what happens with that

Jason: We’re gonna get some cheerleaders

Greg: Yeah, that’s next up

Jason: I don’t know, we like making every show like, different. We don’t like doing the same thing every night

Greg: We definitely get personalized with how we spend our day in that city, that definitely feeds into how the set ends up going i feel

Jake: Tonight will be a classy affair

Jason: I don’t know about that

Joey: This rain got me feeling some type of way

Jason: I’m already a little drunk, I’ll probably have some poutine, who knows, the night is young

Joey: Is there good poutine around here?

There’s one that’s a bit further down Mont Royal on another street, and it’s a 20 hour poutine place

Jason: 20 hours?

24 hours sorry!

Jason: I thought you meant 20, I was like what are they doing, they close for 4 hours?

Joey: You gotta cut the potatoes sometime

Jason: Some guy just like closes and takes a nap in the back or something and then just gets back into it. What was it called? 20 hour potatoe?

Joey: Someone had buffalo chicken poutine from McDonald’s

Jake: Me! I never turn down buffalo chicken

Jason: No, why would you? Foolish!

The place is called La Banquise. And it’s not just classic poutine, they have a bunch of different kinds also.

Joey: Wild varieties

Jason: Pouten? Is that how you say it?

Poutine

Jason: Poutine, hmm ok

Jake: Now that we’ve interviewed you, about poutine, let’s get back to your questions

How is your relationship with your fans?

Jason: Fuck ‘em, fuck ‘em all, we hate them

Jake: They’re the best ever. I can’t believe anyone likes our stupid band

Greg: People fly to multiple shows and over multiple states it’s crazy. Mind blowing

Joey: We wouldn’t be anywhere without them at this rate. We’ve done our own thing with other people and without their following, nothing would’ve materialized after and it would’ve just stopped

Jason: Anybody who gives half of a shit about what we’re doing, fucking two thumbs up

A little random, but if your music were to be a soundtrack to a film, what kind of movie would it be?

Greg: Cars

Jason: Cars 3

Kevin: I’m voting Cars 3