Scattered Hamlet premieres the music video for “Stay Hungry,” their hillbilly rock rendering of Twister Sister’s song. The track is a tribute to Jake Delling Le Bas, the band’s drummer, who now lies in a coma.
Front man Adam Joad says, “There we were, one second we were waiting to see if we landed a tour support slot with an artist we really looked up to, and then I got the call. The heartbeat of the honky tonk metal machine, Jake Delling Le Bas, was celebrating his 30th birthday and fell off a third story balcony….. They didn’t know if he was going to make it. Later though, he did defy all odds and made it, but was in a coma with a traumatic brain injury.”
Very nearly dissolving, the band later realized Jake had worked long and hard to achieve the success of Scattered Hamlet. If the band decided not to move on, Joad explains, “Honestly, that would piss him off the most.”
Rather than disintegrating, the band chose to carry on. The first step involved creating a musical tribute to their fallen brother. Via social media, Scattered Hamlet announced their intention, asking fans to choose a song for them to cover. Joad’s brother said, “Do Twisted Sister.”
After watching a documentary on Twisted Sister, Joad thought, “Wow, these guys knew how to overcome. Here we are feeling sorry for ourselves and should be out kicking ass agin.”
So that’s what Scattered Hamlet did. They laid down a kick ass version of “Stay Hungry,” full of dirty, potent guitars, hammer of the gods drumming, and wicked vocals. The muscular textured energy emanating from the song is palpable, like a punch to the solar plexus. Punctuated by a blistering guitar solo matched only by Joad’s poltergeist-powered voice, the music attains the force of an atomic hurricane.
Scattered Hamlet Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jul 06: Little Harper Brewing, Nashville, TN – Jul 07: Coyotes, Shreveport, LA – Jul 08: NRG Park-Main St Lot, Houston, TX – Jul 10: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN – Jul 12: Rockfest , Cadott, WI – Jul 13: Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, IL – Jul 14: Lifers, Algona, IA – Jul 17: Token Lounge, Westland, MI – Jul 18: The Electric Company, Mansfield, OH – Jul 19: Evening Star, Buffalo, NY – Jul 20: The Rim, Norton, WV Jul 21: The Nail, Ardmore, PA – Jul 22: Hucklebucks, Pottsville, PA – Jul 25: Shakas Live, Virginia Beach, VA – Jul 26: Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC – Jul 27: Whiskey River Club, Anderson, SC – Jul 28: Jesco White’s Birthday, Leoma, TN – Aug 08: Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD – Aug 09: Buffalo Chip, w/ Lita Ford, Kid Rock, Sturgis, SD