HEAR: Indie Rock | HotWax – ‘A Thousand Times’ EP

Grunge, alternative rock, hotwax, royal blood, a thousand times

HotWax just bursted on the scene with an incredible debut A Thousand Times EP that is WILD and absolutely captivating rock. Their grunge rock sound is reminiscent of early 90s rock but with much more OOMPF! Take a listen to their single “Mother” below:

Acclaimed UK three-piece HotWax today announced their debut North American tour dates this fall in support of Royal Blood. The run will begin on November 9th at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern and take the band up the west coast and across the mid- and southwest before wrapping at San Diego’s The Sound on November 27th. “We are beyond excited to be supporting Royal Blood this November. We have grown up listening to their music and this opportunity is like a dream!” says the band. “To be playing America for the first time is insane, we feel so lucky.” A current itinerary is below and tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 2nd at 10am local time.

HotWax–vocalist/guitarist Tallulah Sim-Savage, bassist/vocalist Lola Sam, and drummer Alfie Sayers–will be touring in support of their debut EP A Thousand Times, released May 19th(Marathon Artists) and which has garnered the young band praise from DORK (cover story), NME, Clash, Louder Than War, The Independent, The Times, and more. The band has also been getting early stateside nods around the EP and its singles (“Rip It Out,” the title track, “Treasure”) from Stereogum (‘Other albums of note’) and Brooklyn Vegan (“dose of grunge revival”), as well as radio play from influential stations like KEXP and WFUV. The five-track A Thousand Times was produced by Ben Beetham (of Kid Kapichi) and mixed by Mike Horner (Hot Chip, HMLTD, Deaf Havana). “The EP is a homage to mine and Lola’s relationship growing up together and the arguments we’d have a thousand times,” explains Sim-Savage. “The EP includes themes of guilt, love, climate change, womanhood, contraception, anxiety, and endings.”

At just 18 years old, HotWax is already dominating local scenes in the southeast of England, completing a mini UK tour last month, support dates with Sad Boys Club and Cumgirl8, as well as stops at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot festivals. The band will also perform at a number of upcoming summer festivals, including Mad Cool, Visions, and All Points East (alongside The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs).

HotWax’s rarified live energy and sound has already won the support of Courtney Love, Nova Twins, Wolf Alice, Jack Saunders, John Kennedy, and Matt Wilkinson. The band, who have only recently left school, harnesses the firepower of the grunge pioneers through songs armed with mighty choruses, and they possess the imaginative brilliance to stake out a new landscape in guitar music.

Read HotWax’s full bio/download photos and artwork HERE.

HotWax Live Dates:

06/01 – Manchester, UK @ 33 Oldham St^

07/02 – Newport, UK @ Rebel Fest

07/07 – Madrid, ES, @ Mad Cool Festival

07/22 – Hackney, UK @ Visions Festival

08/25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival

09/09 – Torquay, UK @ Burn It Down Festival

11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern* (TICKETS)

11/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater* (TICKETS)

11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst* (TICKETS)

11/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre* (TICKETS)

11/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre* (TICKETS)

11/15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom* (TICKETS)

11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center* (TICKETS)

11/18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre* (TICKETS)

11/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom* (TICKETS)

11/21 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom* (TICKETS)

11/22 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater* (TICKETS)

11/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater* (TICKETS)

11/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren* (TICKETS)

11/27 – San Diego, CA @ The Sound* (TICKETS)

^ supporting Alien Chicks

* supporting Royal Blood

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