Zoltán „Zoli“ Téglás ist kein Unbekannter, er hat zum Beispiel bei Pennywise, The Misfits und Ignite mitgewirkt. Seit Kurzem hat er eine neue Band am Start: Ocean Hills. Téglás, Peter Lucas, Daniel Szebenyi und Reinder Oldenburger sagen von ihrer Musik: Alternative Rock, der sich wie Urlaub anfühlt und einfach schöne Stimmung erzeugen soll.

Who is behind Ocean Hills?
The guys in the band Ocean Hills either live by the ocean in Southern California, the Hollywood Hills or the hillside of Buda across from Pest in Hungary. We were trying to find names that represented the band and we came up with the idea that these are the places that are the most important and magical to all of us.

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?
“The best you could do musically.”

Forget about genres for a second – Ocean Hills‘ music sounds like …?
Queen, Scorpions, City and Colour, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
When your back is against the wall and this is your last shot at making a good album … and you have to get it right.

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on a Ocean Hills-album?

Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the beautiful girl from last night is still in your bed?
City and Colour, “If I should go before you”

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
That humans would have one more generation on this earth … Then after that we would go extinct so that nature could take back the earth and make things right again.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
I don´t drink anymore, but when I did it was always Jack Daniels and coke – with lots of ice.

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
Is someone will help you move or loan you money if needed.

Who was the hero of your childhood?
My grandmother, my mother and my father.

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
George Michael’s “Carless whispers“, first pressing, given to me as a funny gift.

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation? Something completely different?
Try to survive Covid financially and somehow grow our fanbase and tour as soon as possible.

Siehe auch Rezension zum Debütalbum




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