caught up with Dave Hause backstage at the Electric
Ballroom in Camden minutes before he was due to
take to the stage supporting Alkline Trio to talk
about the tour, The Revival Tour, plans for the
future and much more.
are currently back in the UK supporting Alkaline
Trio how have you found the shows so far?
Fantastic, Alkaline Trio are old friends and a
band who I just love because there music is great
and they are great song writers, there crowd has
been really welcoming aswell which is great.
are playing a nice small show down the road tomorrow
at the Black Heart with Dan Andriano and Helen
Chambers, what can people expect from this?
It will be a little longer than tonight.
Dan and I were thinking about going back and
forth song after song but im not sure as we
haven’t talked to much about it.
it could be a bit of a surprise on the night?
Yeah, and we have added an earlier show as well
but Dan’s not playing the earlier one
Giles from Great Cynics is and I’m sure
that one is sold out as well.
do you find playing smaller venues to the bigger
I’m just happy to play and it’s
always really gratifying to play to a room full
of people who are there for your music as it
makes you feel what you are doing is translating,
but at the same time I also like the challenge
of trying to work up a big room with just a
guitar because it’s hard.
it must be very rewarding when you pull it off?
the past 12 months you have played some great
shows in the UK such as the Revival Tour, The
Xtra Mile Recordings night at Camden Barfly and
now supporting Alkaline Trio but what has been
your main touring highlight over here so far?
The Revival Tour as that tour changed my life.
because from a fans point of view the whole tour
was amazing and you all looked like one big happy
family but what was it like actually being involved
and playing on the tour daily?
Well just being able to play with guys that
you respect and love was good and the nature
of the tour is good in the way that there is
no real boundary of whose headlining and opening
and those guys basically just laid there audience
in front of me to play to and that was really
humbling and inspiring and at this point people
responded and I could come back to play to a
little crowd and it’s been real cool.
do you get up on the road during long tours to
pass the time?
On this tour it has been just hanging around
with the Trio guys as we don’t normally
get time to hang out as we both tour quite a
bit and we are always in different cities so
I have just been spending a lot of time with
Dan, Derek and Matt and laughing and carrying
on, I also try and walk around towns and catch
up with friends.
signed to Xtra Mile Recordings back in August
2011 how did this come about and how have you
found things with them?
It’s been good, I actually licensed my
record to extra Mile so it wasn’t like
I signed it was just a one record deal but they
have been great they are a terrific bunch of
people who have lots of resources and have always
released your debut solo album ‘Resolutions’
back in September in the UK are you happy with
how it has gone down with your fans and the press
The fans yeah, but I haven’t really done
too much press but everything has been over
whelmingly positive, it’s beena really
great 6 – 8 months of like putting a seed
down and watching it grow.
inspired you whilst writing ‘Resolutions’?
Just my surroundings and the world around me
like my friends and family.
would you say your favourite tracks from ‘Resolution’
are and why?
It’s like picking a favourite kid, I’m
happy with the record overall.
are currently in the process of releasing a series
of 7” on different record labels; can you
tell us a little bit more about this project?
It’s 5 different labels and on the A-sides
we have re-recorded the ‘Resolutions’
tracks stripped down just me and one other instrument
and then on the B-sides I covered two songs
from that labels back catalogue so for instance
it could be anybody on that label and I just
picked two of my favourites for each label and
it has been real fun to make.
all the release dates set for this project now?
Yeah the record store day one came out and that
will get properly released once the record store
day thing comes to an end and then Jade Tree
is about to come out in May.
28th rings a bell.
Yeah that sounds right 21st or 28th.
we expect you to start work on a new solo album
in the near future or even regrouping with the
Loved Ones for new material?
A new solo record, I will be recording it in
are you hoping to release it?
As soon as possible, hopefully by the end of
this year but defiantly by early next year.
would you say your biggest highs and lows as a
musician have been so far?
The lows are just missing your family and some
of the weird habits that come with touring such
as drinking too much, not sleeping, eating shitty
food, but it’s good and I really like
my job and there have been far too many highs.
do you hope to see yourself in a year’s
I hope another record would of come out that
I’m proud of and also be playing shows
to people who are excited about that record.
last random question that we ask every band, if
you could be an animal out of a zebra or Giraffe
which one would you be and why?
I would be a Giraffe as I never know what it’s
like to be tall.
answer everyone goes for Giraffe and the Zebra
gets left out.
O really, well Zebras get eaten.
for your time is there a message for your fans
Thanks for the interview and thanks for the
Interview by Trigger