Velvet asked vocalist DJ Dell'Osa to talk about some of the various aspects
of NHOI. So without further ado, take it away, DJ!
on the road
DJ: Is the best thing ever. I can't complain about touring the world
with all of my best friends. The only gnarly thing is while I'm sleeping
and the driver swerves off and hits those bumps on the side of the highway.
I always think we're gonna crash and die.
new album, '11 Days'
DJ: Is in stores now! We were planning on going into the studio for
some quick pre-production stuff which turned into us releasing another
full length CD on our own label Unmotivated Records. We recorded the
whole CD in just 11 days...
the video for 'I'll Change For Now'
DJ: Was a lot of fun. It was our first real video with all the big lights
and camera crew and the whole full on production with like wardrobe
and make-up people and stuff... Did that even make sense? Either way
we are stoked on the vid!
you had 11 days to live
DJ: I would spend a lot of time with my friends and family and loved
ones. Party Hard. Smoke a lot of pot and eat as much pasta as possible.
And I would spend all the money I had on other people.
DJ: Are the raddest ever! We always say that we have the absolute best
fans in the world and it's so rad to spread so much love and feel all
the love in return! Did that sound gay?
the band formed
DJ: It started just Jeff and I playing as a two man band for parties
and stuff. We never really took it seriously. But then recorded a CD.
Then got some other members and got a litte more serious. Started touring
Records (why it was set up and how it compares to a deal with a major
or other independent label)
DJ: Well it's our label and the label we started on our own. We don't
have to share our creativity with anyone else and we get to do what
we want with our music. We have always been very independent and motivated
as well and we figured we can do more on our own and have so much more
freedom with our own label. It's been a lot of work and it took a long
time to get to where we are now but it's been more than worth it. We
can't wait till we have the opportunity to sign other bands and take
them under our wing.
outside of the band
DJ: Surf, snowboard, skate a little bit still. Go to karaoke bars, party
hard, drink Tequila.
moments (what are you most proud to have achieved so far with the band)
DJ: I'm proud of the CD that we just put out and proud that we have
done all of this on our own. US tours, tour the United Kingdom a few
times. And our CD just got released in Japan, Australia and South America
too. So we'll be touring all those places this year too. And doing a
few weeks in Mexico next week... I'm stoked to be doing all this with
all of my best friends (the band and crew)
future - your ambitions and hopes
DJ: Just keep on doing what we are doing. I don't care how big we get,
I just care about spreading the love and making good music and touring
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