Today’s new music spotlight is on Hot Dreams.
Line-up: Kai Fennell (vocals/guitar), Aaron Clarke (bass), Alex Bloomfield (guitar/keys) and Cam Fyall (drums)
About: London indie quartet Hot Dreams are building to be one to watch after just three releases. They release their euphoric new single ‘Stronger’on January 11th via GMR.
Radio 1’s Annie Mac highlighted the band as one of her New Names, while further airplay has included support from BBC London Introducing and Radio X. Now Hot Dreams move towards the release of their debut EP by sharing new track ‘Stronger’. The track’s majestic mood brims with emotional yearning before it erupts into flight with a soaring, anthemic chorus that deserves to grace larger stages. Self-produced by the band, and mixed by Michael Sealy, it blurs the boundaries between the atmospheric intensity of post-punk and the enticing immediacy of pop.
Lyrically ‘Stronger’ is a personal account of the stigma surrounding mental health and the consequences of (particularly men) not opening up to each other. It’s a call for compassion and conversation when it comes to things we may not fully understand in other people.
Hot Dreams formed in 2016 over a shared interest in artists such as Pumarosa, Blonde Redhead, Slowdive and King Krule.
What Hidden Herd say: Hot Dreams do skyscraping choruses and emotive euphoria like no other right now, continuing an impeccable run of form with their latest single. Cocooned in echo-doused guitar lines and cathartic harmonies, ‘Stronger’ is another string to their already prolific bow; the sort of dizzying anthem that’ll melt even the coldest heart.
For fans of: Majical Cloudz, Foals, Beach House
Monday Feb 18 – Exchange, Bristol (supporting Palace)
Tuesday Feb 19 -The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham (supporting Palace)
Wednesday Feb 20 – Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds (supporting Palace)
Thursday Feb 21 – The Mash House, Edinburgh (supporting Palace)
Friday Feb 22 – Band on the Wall, Manchester (supporting Palace)
Saturday Feb 23 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin (supporting Palace)
Monday Feb 25 – The Haunt, Brighton (supporting Palace)
Tuesday Feb 26 – Village Underground, London (supporting Palace)
Latest track: ‘Stronger’