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Let’s PLAY: Hylian

hylian zaneThe Ernie Ball PLAY! contest is wrapping up in less than two weeks, and we have yet another amazing band competing for the chance to play the mainstage to introduce you to!

Say “Hello!” to Hylian. This Utah five-piece has been taking the competition by storm and staying in the top 10 for quite some time now. Check out our exclusive interview with Hylian below!

You can find all the info you need to keep them at the top after the jump!

Infectious Magazine: What would it mean to you to perform at Warped Tour 2017?
Hylian: Aside from being a whole lot of fun, playing warped would be an encouraging indication that we are progressing in our career. Being able to play the festival I religiously attended as a kid even for one date is a lifetime fulfilling achievement.

IM: What is one thing you do that no other band does that makes you a unique choice for Warped?
H: A lot of people would like to think they’re band is this fresh hybrid of genres never heard before. We know we’re not that. We play music we like and hope that our sincerity and genuine passion for creating music will make us an act worth remembering.

IM: Looking back at past Warped Tour’s that you have attended, what’s a memory that stands out the most?
H: A vivid memory I have is from when I followed 2011’s Warped Tour up to Idaho and watched Winds of Plague’s set with Jeremy McKinnon from A Day to Remember before he was noticed and had to run.

IM: If you could do a headlining tour with two of the bands on this year’s Warped Tour, who would those bands be and why?
H: Silverstein and Beartooth. Although we would not accept headlining, ‘twould be blasphemous to headline over Silvertooth. We would graciously open for them all.

IM: The vibe of Warped Tour shifts and grows with each passing year. Last year they brought back a ton of older bands, and this year Kevin Lyman wanted to take the tour back to its roots. What’s the next Warped Tour trend you hope to see?
Punk rock is cool. Let’s see more punk rock again.

IM: Each year, Warped Tour has the Think TEI workshops. If you could attend one of this year’s workshops, whose would it be? Also, if you had the opportunity to teach your own workshop, what would it be about?
Let’s have a super smash brothers workshop! I wouldn’t lead it or teach it, no, nothing like that. I’d just want to play Smash. And I dunno which one I’d attend.. is Deryck Whibley doing one?

IM: The music industry is a fast-paced world with lots of changes happening all the time. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be and why?
Social media dependency. This is the most serious response to any question you have asked. I loath the importance of social media in the music industry. It’d be awesome if the most important thing about music was actually the music.

IM: Final comments or important information you would like to pass along to our readers?
We’re putting out a new album this fall! We’re very excited to release it and want to get the word out. Thank you for your time!

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Managing Editor of this lovely magazine! Music is my passion & I aim to make people love it as much as I do. I love concerts, cats, & quoting song lyrics on social media.

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