Single: The Hot Soles – Flat Feet

If a band never releases an album and drip feeds you scorching single after scorching single? The Hot Soles are the exception to that homespun bit of hyperbole. ‘Flat feet’ veers into anthem-rock territory, but with enough soulful blues essence to keep it in the home territory. It feels like torture to keep waiting for a new album, EP, maxisingle, wax-cylinder, anything, but patience will … Continue reading Single: The Hot Soles – Flat Feet

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Singles Round-up: Slowcoaches, Nnux, Hot Soles

    Slowcoaches – Complex After last year’s brutal Nothing Gives, Slowcoaches come back with a savage track, ‘Complex’. The slow build-up is akin to getting a late night notification in a quake app: something comes and it will rattle the place. The lesson from the track? That’s for you to find, but here’s my take: Be wary of “nice guys” bearing gifts, for theirs … Continue reading Singles Round-up: Slowcoaches, Nnux, Hot Soles

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30 days, 30 bands – #4 The Hot Soles

  Razzle Dazzle! Take The Blues Brothers vibrant stage demeanour, add the soulful vocals of a guy who is a massive Aretha Franklin / Queen fan, yank a drummer with a heart of gold and perfect beat and let them loose on the lonesome streets of Sheffield (and Rotherham, the new Berlin.) Whatchoo got? The Hot Soles. Sole Brother A. Sole Brother B. Kieran (vocals, guitar) and Richard (drums) blew … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #4 The Hot Soles

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Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Escuchad el presagio del Piano Man

Nota: Si el widget no funciona, escúchalo directo en Mixcloud o descarga la app para Android o IOs. Rebobinando: Siempre he sido partidario de buscar nuevos sonidos. Creo que desde la primaria nunca fui muy afecto a los que escuchaban los demás, por muchas razones, pero para este escrito dejémoslo en que siempre he sido un huraño que encuentra más “reciprocidad” en un playlist coqueto … Continue reading Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Escuchad el presagio del Piano Man

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Video round up: The Hot Soles, Sur Back, Bonetti, The Smösh, Matt & Kim

Howdy ho! We’ve found a few good videos who could handle the truth and here they are for your perusal and hopefully visual pleasure. Razzle dazzle! The Hot Soles, one of the best live bands I’ve seen, have drip fed their way and now the brand new single, ‘Glorious Blunder’, have them re-enacting End of Watch, but with 20% less violence. Single is released on … Continue reading Video round up: The Hot Soles, Sur Back, Bonetti, The Smösh, Matt & Kim

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Gig Review : Hey Sholay @ Queens Social Club

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The Hot Soles open up the night with typical aplomb, a class act in rock and roll, all sweat and frenetic riffs, blustering drums and yelping vocals, it’s a call to arms and The Hot soles are definitely armed and dangerous. The crowd are ready. Continue reading “Gig Review : Hey Sholay @ Queens Social Club”

Review: The Hot Soles, Mad Colours & Dead Sons @ Leadmill

My friend Seth was outside, having a cigarette and trying to loose himself from a bird tryin’ to chat him up. As much as he looks as a more lascivious version of Zach Galifianakis, he keeps raking them women in. So it goes.

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Singles Review : Wooderson, Collider, Obe, Drenge, The Hot Soles, Psychic Twin, Odisseo

Greetings, readers who know how to eat a Taco al pastor correctly. The best ones are at Los Latosos! Welcome to another edition of our “off again, off again, hey it’s on again!” single reviews column. Granted, some of them aren’t singles, but I liked them and made my stupid human collaborators review ’em. Así son mis días. 

This week’s singles come courtesy of the traffic jams in México. Man, it’s hoooooot in here!

Ah, singles, right:

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Gig review: The Hot Soles, Mad Colours and Hey Sholay @ The Harley

It’s a cold evening, I’m pretty worn out from a lacklustre final day of work before the Christmas break, so what better way to enliven my evening that watching Hey Sholay, with support from Mad Colours and The Hot Soles at The Harley?

Accompanied by my *already* inebriated (soon to become heavily inebriated) mates Ancliff and Titch, this review begins honest and professionally enough, but as you will evidently read, soon becomes defied by their insistence to add comment and opinion.

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