Vancouver, BC, Canada 2 piece stoner thrashers HEDKS are just fine with musically dismantling audiences whether it be at an impromptu protest, theater, booze can, parade, or basement. Claire Carreras (guitar/vocals, also known as Twitch) and Taya Fraser (drums, also known as Taser) are long-standing fixtures of the Pacific north west’ prolific punk rock enclave. HEDKS has spent much of 2017 touring and playing festivals and is crossing the pond for a European Tour in late September/early October. Fellow local rain forest punk rock outfit BRASS will be joining them. For Twitch this equates to two shows an evening as she plays bass in BRASS as well. Svbterranean got an opportunity to catch up with Twitch before she leaves for Europe in the fall.
SVB: You’re going to be playing two sets a night on your European tour, is there anything you do to prepare yourself?
SVB: Your most recent release “Turnt up for What” is an awesome collection of stoner thrash jams that did much to expand your fan base. Do you have any new songs in the works?
SVB: From attending shows to buying records, it seems like there are a lot more men playing heavy music than women. In your opinion why is that?
Ah the obligatory men vs. women in heavy music question. Honestly I don’t think it’s that divided. I don’t keep hard stats in my back pocket but I can personally account for just as many female music enthusiasts in the heavy scene as men. I feel fortunate everyday that I live in a time and age where those kind of gender roles are really coming to a hard end. We still have a ways to go for sure, but I’m proud of how far society has come in my lifetime alone. My beef with this type of question is that it perpetuates the idea that there is a separation and a difference between sexes in any applied group of enthusiasts. That to me is going backwards. It’s not about men or women or more men or more women. It’s about the mutual love for whatever the thing is. Enjoying something is a non binary emotion and an individual preference that has nothing to do with which body parts you were born with.
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Catch HEDKS @ Out For a Riff Festival, Saturday, August 26