Out on 10th November
Review by Linda McDermott
Get your ears around this beauty
of a debut rock album.
The Hot One Two’s debut album is a fiery entrance into the world of rock music that demands your attention and invites you to let loose. With an electrifying beat that’s impossible to resist, this record is a declaration that resistance is indeed futile. Hailing from Cambridge, this hard rock band has been tirelessly making a name for themselves since their formation in 2017. They’ve crisscrossed the country, bringing their energetic music to eager audiences. Now, with a contract from Tower Rok Management, they’re playing to larger crowds that are wholeheartedly embracing their music and electrifying stage presence.
The journey to create this debut album was not without its challenges, but The Hot One Two rose to the occasion. A successful Kickstarter campaign paved the way for the launch and promotion of this highly anticipated record, which is set to be released on the 10th of November. It’s evident that this band is destined for a prosperous musical career.
Let’s get acquainted with the talented lineup:
- Simon West, with his distinctive and expressive vocals, takes centre stage.
- Nick Manners, the lead guitarist who also contributes backing vocals, lends his impressive musical prowess.
- Nick Blackburn handles the bass duties and adds his backing vocals to the mix.
- Joe Chivers, the drummer, keeps the rhythmic heartbeat of the band strong.
- Kev Baker takes care of the rhythm guitar, rounding out this stellar ensemble.
The album kicks off with “The Fray” and never looks back. It’s an energetic rollercoaster ride from start to finish, with each gutsy rock track leaving an indelible mark. This debut album is a testament to the band’s musical chops and their innate ability to capture the essence of rock. Simon West’s powerful yet distinct vocals convey the lyrical messages with ease, and when combined with the musical talents of Nick, Nick, Kev, and Joe, it’s a blend that many bands can only dream of achieving.
While it’s tempting to dissect each song individually, the album as a whole is where its strength lies. It’s a cohesive and powerful collection of tracks that demand your undivided attention. From the opening chords to the closing notes, each song leaves an impression and compels you to sing along with the catchy choruses.
For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of discovering The Hot One Two, they’ve already released a taste of their musical prowess with “Rolling Stone” on October 20th, which serves as the sixth track on the album. If you’re new to their sound, I urge you to treat yourself by listening to this and their other released material. Then, mark November 10th on your calendar because that’s when the full album is set to be unleashed upon the world.
The album features an impressive tracklist, including:
- The Fray
- Tie Me Down
- You’ve Got It
- Is It Hot
- Feeling Good
- Something Real
- God Forsaken Blues
- Demon Daze
- Rolling Stone
- Playing with Fire
To give you a taste of what to expect, the band has also released a series of captivating music videos:
The Hot One Two’s debut album is a powerhouse of rock music that demands your attention and leaves you yearning for more. With a magnetic combination of raw talent and infectious energy, this band is ready to make its mark in the rock music landscape. “Superbia” is an electrifying journey that rocks from start to finish and is a testament to the band’s unwavering commitment to their craft. Get ready to be blown away by this hard rock sensation, and mark your calendars for November 10th when the full album is set to conquer the music world.