The Fucking Hotlights hail from Buffalo, New York. It’s hard to completely pinpoint their sound, and I like to think that’s a good thing. If you try to imagine a mixture of The Icarus Line, Zeke, The Stooges and Black Flag… well, you probably still won’t quite be there, but you might be close to hitting the right vein. The best that I can really describe them as is a Rock ‘n’ Roll band, in its purest form. They play loud, raw, dirty and urgent music. They also seem to have some sort of a cat obsession, but hey – who am I to judge?

The band have one self-titled EP released so far, however their new LP, High Society Torture Party, has been recorded and is due for release soon. Having received a Top Secret sneak-preview of said album, I can tell you with much conviction that it will definitely be worth your time to check it out. No release date is currently set so keep an eye on The Hotlights’ website or social media platforms for the latest news.

I happen to be much too far away to vouch for this first hand, but live videos and glowing reviews in local press play testament to this being a band who play extremely frenetic and energised shows. So, if you are reading this and you happen to be in reach of Buffalo, you should go and see them play. Go. Go now. Well, maybe you should check their gig listings first. But definitely go soon.

As for the rest of us, we will have to wait and see. But if The Fucking Hotlights don’t manage to expand their empire across the pond, I might just lose my last dregs of hope that people don’t have such bad taste after all.

http://www.thefuckinghotlights.com/
http://thefuckinghotlights.bandcamp.com/

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