Tuesday, 4 September 2012
This Is Us - Hot^taches
Manchester's Hot^taches have built quite a reputation for themselves. Not only by playing music that shows off an incrdible enthusiasm and passion for what they do, but also for producing the style of music to appeal to a very wide audience, 'music for the masses' if you like. When you listen to them, you can hear influences and elements from a broad spectrum of music, from Floyd to White Stripes, to The Doors. What you get is music that truly entertains you. You can't help but tap your toes, nod your head, whatever floats your boat, but it's almost like whatever you're doing while you listen, your brain tells you to stop it, and dance!!
The first release is a funky-four-tracker called This Is Us. And Bye 'eck it certainly is. From quite possibly one of the coolest opening riffs ever, first track My My My, not only introduces to the band, but also to the sheer downright funkiness. Steve Thomas struts through the vocal, and you almost have a vision of him having a dance while he's laying the vocal down, the track has that kind of feel. it's the kind of opening track, that would make the perfect encore to a gig. The track that lifts the crowd back up again, gets them dancing, jumping, anything they feel like doing. The psychedelic opening, and guitar track on second track If You, introduces us to an, almost, darker side of the 'taches music, with an almost sinister feel to it. Dreaming, takes us right back to where we started, cool riffs, great vocal, and a track where your soul takes over and makes you dance. I defy anyone to not want to get up and dance when the track really kicks in. The final track, Real To Me, kind of mixes everything together from the preceeding 3 tracks. It's a psychedelic, funky, indie, rock infused trip to the end of the record. But again, it mnakes you want to dance, tap your toes, anything!! It just makes you want to move!
Steve Thomas - Vocals
Billy Walker - Guitar
Nathan Lowe - Drums
Matthew Asspery - Bass
Hottaches, This is us by Hottaches
This EP, is definately one of the best I've heard in a while, a great piece of work that the guys should be immensely proud of.
You can get hold of your FREE copy of the EP by clicking the download button on the player above :) Do it NOW!!!