Thanks to Hey Champ for sitting down with us before their very special performance at Bardot in Hollywood on July 10th. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed their upbeat sound and well put-together vibe. Be sure to pick up Hey Champ’s hot new release Star featuring the lively hit “Cold Dust Girl” and check out pics from the show in our Party Pics section!

By Austin Jones

Golden Bloggen: Who did you guys idolize growing up? Who did you listen to?

Hey Champ: – Pete: Homer Simpson, Beastie Boys and Nirvana.

Saam: Mozart and the Beatles’ White Album

Jonathan: Lars Ulrich, John Bonham, and Pantera

GB: Who do you listen to now?

HC: So much stuff: Siriusmo, Space, Donny Hathaway, ELO, Penguin Prison

GB: What did you guys think when Lupe Fiasco called you? Did you know it would be your big break?

HC: It was certainly a shock, we didn’t really know what he wanted. We figured he wanted us to write a beat for him or whatever. It kind of happened fast, from the first phone call to going on tour with him, so we didn’t really have a chance to sit and think about whether this was our big break or not, it was just all awesome to us.

GB: What is your relationship with Bardot and how did you get started performing there?

HC: We were very nervous the first time we played Bardot because we didn’t know how our loud music would stand up in such a nice space. But Andres was so great and keeps bringing us back. Every time we are there it’s like our home in LA, such a good time.

GB: What are you most looking forward to for the release of “Star” July 13th?

HC: There are a lot of fans of our music that have patiently waited for more material. They’ve stuck with us and we’re looking forward to giving it to them.

GB: How do you feel about

HC: Love it, we definitely check it a few times each week (and not just for our stuff.) It’s basically like walking into a record shop to listen to new music.

GB: What do you think of the members of the crowd that take substances to enhance their experience?

HC: They do? That would explain why everyone thinks our drummer is Jesus.

GB: What do you think the world needs more of?

HC: Celebrity Sex Tapes

GB: There is a river you must cross, but it is inhabited by flesh eating platypus. How do you manage it?

HC: Piece of cake. We’d need a ball of twine, nail polish remover, and a semi-ripe honeydew. You know the rest….

GB: If you could teach the children of the world one thing that would stick with them for life, what would it be?

HC: Have a good time, all the time…


And check out these hot tracks from Hey Champ:

Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl

Passion Pit – Little Secrets (Hey Champ Remix)

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