What do you call a new release that’s halfway between a CD and an EP? This is the debut production from Hot Breath, another hard-hitting foursome from Gothenburg, Sweden. Six tracks long, giving you a shade under 24 minutes, so it’ll be interesting to see how its priced. But that apart, it’s great rock and roll, very reminiscent of Joan Jett and the Runaways, Girlschool, you get the flavour! Maybe the best comparison is the first Ellen Foley album, “Night Out”, from 1979 (which coincidentally did very well in Scandanavia) – if you haven’t heard this, your life is all the poorer!
The band is led by Jennifer Israelsson on vocals and guitar (she previously fronted Honeymoon Disease; aided and abetted by Karl Edfeldt (previously guitarist with Grande) and a brilliant rhythm section in Jimi Karlsson (ex Honeymoon Disease) and Anton Frick Kallmin (Hypnos). The band was only formed in October 2018, with all four band members wanting to mix their various pasts into one vibrating punchy sound.The band clearly love blending immortalized classic rock with pure attitude, cocky vocals fronting slabs of punky twin guitars and powerhouse rythmn section that pile-drive into you, much like the old Quo classic in fact! The adrenaline count is high, always seeking more miles per hour (another Ellen Foley reference!). Subtle it ain’t but extremely well performed and, although you could argue its quite derivative and samey, its nonetheless exhilarating stuff that ends all too quickly
Recorded and mixed by Jamie Elton (ex Amulet) in Stockholm during the summer of 2019. Axel Söderberg (Horisont) have helped out on keys on the recording. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofon Studion. Artwork by Jimi Karlsson. Cover photo by Marcus Eriksson.
Hot Breath are now doing their first official tour of Sweden, it’ll be fun!
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