We caught up with Greatest Hits to chat about their debut EP, and so much more!
Last week, East Coast band Greatest Hits released their long-awaited debut EP, Volume One. We caught up with band members Ryan Cooper, Chelsea Foley and and Henry Chatham, via zoom, prior to the release to discuss Volume One, their unique approach of pairing heavy subject matter with lyrical sarcasm, recording the EP across three continents and so much more!
The musical project of Australian Musician Ryan Cooper, the band was formed as a worldwide collective of friends, with members hailing from Northern England, the South of France, Los Angeles and Nashville. Beginning in Leeds, Cooper collaborated with musician Josh Macyntire (Marmozets/Dream Ceremony), who was staying with the Aussie artist. Enlisting more English musicians, the band put together their debut gig which was quickly followed up with gigs supporting the likes of Halfnoise, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Holy Wave, The Districts. This led to performance slots at festivals such as Live at Leeds, This Must Be the Place, Leeds Emerging.
Greatest Hits now find themselves in Australia, after having to leave the UK due to visa issues. They stopped over in Nashville and New York, where the band wrote and recorded their debut single. Volume One will feature Greatest Hits’ previously released singles Phil, Slow It Down, Trying and their debut single Mortals.
On Volume One, Greatest Hits are carving out their own path and setting the groundwork for the experimental nature of their music, mixing nostalgic sounds with contemporary melodies. The refreshing lyrical sarcastic approach to heavy subject matter creates relatable conversations over an inviting soundscape that offers listeners a space of contemplation. The relatable nature of the tracks are effortlessly introspective without the band attempting to create an ostentatious body of work. Read our full review of Volume One, here!
Watch our interview with Greatest Hits above!