HoT To RoT
Introducing Hysterical Records' latest addition to the family, HoT To RoT who meld post-punk and disco rhythms to create furious yet playful songs/garage rock that will take you from your bedroom floor to the dancefloor.
The trio, driven by Loretta Wilde’s unconventional and inimitable bass riffs, Blaise Adamson’s shredding guitar and theatrical vocals, and drummer, Jack Normoyle who never settles for the obvious beat, rhythm or fill, are a welcome addition to the
Hysterical Records family.
Having become staples to the Melbourne music scene over the past 6 months, HoT To RoT are excited to unleash their debut EP of the same name this August. Recorded during a 3 day heatwave at a friend’s home studio, HoT To RoT EP is a jagged journey through broken hearts and awkward encounters, punctuated by moments of relief and release as they purged past experiences and settled on their sound. As Blaise and Loretta point out, “music is catharsis and I think we have all expelled some demons through these songs, allowing us now some new beginnings.”
Opening cut, ‘Strangers at Best’ typifies the shock and devastation of running into someone who used to be your person... and is now just another person. Tracks like ‘But I Had to Know’ and ‘Goodbye Forever’ tease out the tantalising and excruciating push and pull of a suffering relationship that just won’t bloody die. ‘Kindred’ and ‘Oxytocin’ deliver the ecstatic optimism that comes with new beginnings, set to a danceable beat and riffs that will get stuck in your head all day. While on closing track, ‘Edam,’ Loretta and Blaise’s dual vocals soar over the transcendent guitar lines and solid as a rock rhythm section.
With hand carved woodblock print artwork by Loretta and a pair of upcoming film clips made by Blaise, HoT To RoT embody the creative, DIY spirit of Melbourne’s most compelling artists.
Lorretta Wilde – Vocals, Bass
Blaise Adamson – Vocals, Guitar
Jack Normoyle – Drums