Label: Tentacle Entertainments
Genre: Indie/Loud + Proud
‘The single is essentially the most chaotic one night stand ever.’
Payload is the single from forthcoming debut The Lemon LP by London-based trio Hot Head Show, and it was released yesterday infact. The band have certainly gained a few anecdotes in their short career, having supported Primus on their recent reunion tour, and allowing long time fan Vaughn Stokes to pick up bass duties after flying over to England and learning all of the bass parts for their songs already.
The single is essentially the most chaotic one night stand ever. Full of fast paced and sweaty atmospheric cymbals of the drums, before taking off your trousers with the extremely raunchy basslines, and having its wicked way with you and penetrating deep within with some rebellious guitar yells too. Occasionally there are moments where the track dies down but it quickly returns to form before you can even begin to decipher what’s going on, and suddenly it’s all over in three minutes. Wonderful.
This method of up-tempo, many genre cramming music has certainly never been heard before, and has certainly never been performed so perfectly before either. We’re treated to a rush of The Vines’-like chaos before descending into a country-picking interlude which converts into a Black Keys’ style of rushed blues music, before we return to chaos once again. It’s exciting to the point of feeling light headed, but it is insane and that’s what I love about it.