Q&A with Mick Martel of The Hazytones

Q&A with Mick Martel of The Hazytones

MIR: Thank you for taking the time to do this. Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Mick: Hello all, I'm the composer and lead signer/guitarist of Montreal Stoner/Doom/Rock group the Hazytones.

Q: How did you get started on this adventure?

A: It all started almost 10 years ago when I, Mick, decided it was time to create a heavy band that would not have any ties to commercial music.

We started the band with Fred from Sons of Arrakis and Tony from a Montreal band called Fuck Toute. Pretty fast we discovered that there was a big scene worldwide in stoner music and that's how it all really started!

Q: If you could go back to the day you started and give yourself one piece of advice, what would that be?

A: Don't rush anything when making music, especially when recording new songs. It's better to take your time and have everything sounding the way you imagined it.

Q: What is something that you have adopted that brings value to your process?

A: I think you never cease to learn in this business and you have to adapt at every turn.

Q: Please highlight some of the things you enjoy most about what you do.

A: I really enjoy touring, the Hazytones have toured Mexico, Europe, Switzerland, the UK and the United States and the really fun part is to meet all these like minded music fans around the world.

Q: What are some of your current goals? Things you may hope to achieve in the next 12-24 months or further.

A: It would be great to play more festivals and to release an new album, the band has gained some momentum with the two tours we have done in the last twelve months and with the release of our new album "Wild Fever".

We are still discussing if we are going to release an EP or another full length.

Q: What is an unpopular opinion that you subscribe to or a popular opinion that you disagree with?

A: I disagree with the notion that the music business isn't in a good state, the underground/alternative community is very strong and I hope bands keep touring.

It's unfortunate that so much has changed and that you need to rely on social medias nowadays. But it's never too late to learn how they all work, some of these apps are great tools.

Q: Is there anything you want to mention as we close?

A: Thank you for your time Bobby and I appreciate what you are doing, you keep the scene alive like no one.

Bobby Rayfield ~ Monuments in Ruin 

Click here to listen to Wild Fever by The Hazytones (Black Throne Productions 2024)

Click here to visit Black Throne Productions

IKYMI: Check out The Hazytones on Episode 038 of the Doom Charts Mystery Picks! 



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