Jordan Slone of Hounds shares their post-reality experience and how the group looks beyond a genre
Hounds frontman Jordan Slone and the winners of “Who Will Rock You?” sit with Brandon Harrington on Survive the music industry podcast to share the Hounds’ experiences before, during and after the show. They also talk about mind-blowing experiences, ego and relationship balancing, and how “Cattle In The Sky” is part of a genre evolution, but not the ending.
The St. Louis Hounds group is made up of brothers Jordan and Logan Slone with Jack McCoy and Logan Mohler. Before winning Top Golf’s, Who Will Rock You ?, winning the grand prize of $ 50,000 and a recording deal with BMG, Jordan Slone talks about where the band was at the time and not even knowing what ‘they had even entered the competition. In conversation, Jordan Slone takes SMI further through the history, dynamics and changes of the group.
As family ties and childhood friendships have always been threatened in band stereotypes throughout musical history, Slone shares that there has to be a balance of ego on and off the stage – especially with delicate relationships. How do work and family relationships work so that the Hounds don’t become a rock band stereotype that ends up ending up with broken egos and disgruntled bandmates? Slone admits he’s competitive, but says it’s always about the music. With the music being the center of attention, a listener could quickly judge the genre of the band’s sound. A major point of the conversation is that Slone’s hope of the Hounds sound will push the modern boundaries of the rock genre, but with so many influences from their history. They don’t tend to make the idea of rock a part of their musical identity.
All of that and more is shared in this week’s episode of Survive the music industry with Brandon Harrington plus a preview of some of the songs from Hounds debut album, Cattle in the sky. Listen to the record now on all streaming platforms and visit www.houndssounds.com for tour dates and the latest news. For SMI follow and subscribe to your favorite podcast app here and visit www.smipodcast.com for anything you might want to know.