Interview with Mike Hohnen
Now a few years since his last release, Muscles is back with his new album MANHOOD on Modular Records. After the unexpected success and touring mayhem of his first album, he needed a break to regain his hunger for writing fun party tracks.
However, the highly anticipated album has been a work in progress since 2010. Muscles has spent much of that time travelling, where he met many weird and crazy people, which accordingly has influenced the sound of Manhood. Despite the temptation of international recording, he prefers no place more than home, saying:
“I like recording all my stuff in Melbourne and Sydney. I wouldn’t want to go overseas and record. There’s pretty much anything on anywhere in Melbourne. Whether it’s a DJ gig or seeing a local band.”
The excitement and fanfare of the album release has not come without cost. Muscles prefers to get amongst the crowd and interact with the audience but injured his upper rib after falling off a podium while dancing with a few girls. Not one to be slowed down, Muscles is determined to party on, saying: “As my label said it…rave the pain away!”
Muscles debut album, GUNS BABES LEMONADE is out now!
Video filmed, edited and produced by Daniel Taylor