Interview || The One With Jamie Hails of Polaris

During the recent Holy Hell tour, we had a brief chat with Jamie Hails, vocalist of the Australian powerhouse Polaris, where we caught up on the release of the band's first album, gaining experiences on the road and more.

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U: Hello! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us your role in the band?
Jaimie Hails: Hello my name is Jamie and I am the vocalist for Polaris

U: Let’s start with the standard questions. Your first full length album, “The Mortal Coil”, came out a little over a year ago. How’s the reception been so far? 
J.H.: The reception to our album has been very overwhelming. We never expected our album to be received as well as it has been. Since the release of our album we have now toured Europe/ UK 3 times and every time we have gone back we have seen a growth in fans/ people who know our music and more and more people are coming out to shows we’ve been playing and its so sick. 
We also toured America twice in one visit for 2 separate tours and the fact that people overseas in all these different countries know our band, is incredible.

U: You toured with We Came As Romans and Alazka back in March of 2018 and kicked off the new year with the Holy Hell tour. What is it like to tour with bands who are considered as trailblazers in their scene? Do you find yourselves learning from these experiences? 
J.H.: Honestly, like I have said many times on stage, for these tours it's an absolute dream come true for us. We Came As Romans and Architects are both bands I have looked up to since I very first got into alternative/heavy music and to have had the opportunity to share the stage and become friends with these bands is honestly mind blowing. 100% we have learnt a lot from touring with these bands and others as well, especially touring with Parkway Drive and also Architects both where a big step up in the level of shows we where playing but also the standard of show we want to deliver as well.

U: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
J.H.: Personally my inspiration as a vocalist comes from a lot of different bands/artists if I had to give like a top 5 i would have to say in no particular order. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive), Sam Carter (Architects), Brendon Urie (Panic At The Disco), Dave Stephens (We Came As Romans) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot).

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U: If you were member of the Spice Girls, what would be your Spice name? (you have to create your own)
J.H.: If I was in the Spice Girls my name would probably be Loud Spice. My girlfriends recommendations are Stinky Spice, Annoying Spice...

U: If you could have a one-minute phone conversation with a younger you, what age would you choose and what would you tell yourself?
J.H.: My phone conversation to my younger self would be me talking to 17/18 year old me and saying ‘don’t stop skateboarding’.

U: You receive $1000 for no reason. What do you spend it on?
J.H.: I would spend the $1000 on a lovely weekend away for my Girlfriend and her daughter. 

U: What is an album you can listen to without skipping a song?
J.H.: Honestly any album by The Midnight I absolutely love every album and never skip a song.

U: What do you want the band’s legacy to be?
J. H.: ‘I Found My Love And Let It Kill Me’. 

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