On January 11, Brian Rademacher of RockEyez conducted an interview with former ATREYU drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller and current HELL OR HIGHWATER frontman Brandon Saller. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
“Gimme Love”, the new video from HELL OR HIGHWATER, can be seen below. The high-octane clip is “a full-frontal sonic assault that showcases HELL OR HIGHWATER‘s incredibly catchy songwriting and choruses,” according to a press release.
“Gimme Love” comes off HELL OR HIGHWATER debut album, “Begin Again”, which was originally released independently in August 2011 and will be reissued with “bonus content” on February 5 via Pavement Entertainment.
HELL OR HIGHWATER kicked off a U.S. tour with THE DARKNESS in Ft. Lauderdale and will be on the road until early February.
For more than 15 years, Saller put his blood, sweat, and tears into the Southern California metalcore outfit ATREYU. The seasoned drummer/vocalist hammered out five studio LPs with four of his best friends, while traveling the globe and performing for legions of exuberant fans. Saller lived the dream of every musician: to bring the rock ‘n’ roll to the hungry, fervent masses. And with HELL OR HIGHWATER, Saller emerges from behind the drum kit, with the same unbridled passion, to ignite the next rock ‘n’ roll firestorm.
HELL OR HIGHWATER had been brewing for nearly three years, as Saller‘s songwriting drew inspiration from classic rock, doo-wop, punk and pop. Once armed with a solid collection of tunes, he unleashed his newfound vigor in a slew of gigs, and it felt totally natural. When ATREYU announced their hiatus in January 2011, Saller felt the timing was spot on to bring HELL OR HIGHWATER to the forefront.
HELL OR HIGHWATER lineup came together through word of mouth and via good old-fashioned tryouts. Each member had crossed paths throughout their respective careers, but once guitarist Matt Pauling (THE CONFESSION), guitarist Neal Tiemann (MWK, DAVID COOK), bassist Joey Bradford (THIEVES AND LIARS), and drummer Captain Carl synced up with Saller, things just clicked.
“I was lucky enough to find, in my opinion, some of the greatest musicians I could have ever found,” Saller said. “The music has energized all of us to the point where we’re foaming at the mouth. This music makes me want to body slam someone and run a mile, while waving an American flag!”