LISTEN: HotWax – ‘Treasure’

A grunge-inspired, blissfully bruising guitar anthem that centers around the bittersweet nature of infatuation, Hastings trio HotWax have shared their latest single ‘Treasure’. Full of buzzing basslines, commanding beats and raucous guitar sounds, the track flicks between melodic verses and riff-heavy breakdowns, providing listeners with a welcome rush of blood to the head.

Eighteen year old friends Tallulah, Lola & Alfie aka HotWax are inspired by the gritty sounds of 90s grunge and alternative bands. Together, the trio cut their teeth on their local live music scenes in the South East, with their impressive live shows attracting the attention of Nova Twins, Wolf Alice and Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. Not bad for three teenagers who are fresh out of college.

Now, the band are gearing up for their own mini UK tour this month, before joining The Pearl Harts as main support in May, and performing at a string of festivals including Mad Cool and All Points East alongside The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the summer.

Watch the video for ‘Treasure’ below.

HotWax UK Live Dates 2023
Mar 17 – Reading, Purple Turtle
Mar 18 – Manchester, The Talleyrand
Mar 19 – Liverpool, Round The Corner
Mar 22 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
Mar 24 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum Basement
May 3 – St Albans, The Horn (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 4 – Norwich, Voo Doo Daddys (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 16 – London, Lower Third (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 17 – Brighton, Prince Albert (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 18 – Portsmouth, Edge Of The Wedge (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 19 – Bristol, The Lanes (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 25 – Belfast, Voodoo (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 26 – Dublin, Workmans Cellar (Pearl Harts Tour)
May 27 – Limerick, Kasbah (Pearl Harts Tour)
Jul 2 – Newport, Tiny Rebel Festival
Jul 7- Madrid, Mad Cool
Aug 25 – London, All Points East with The Strokes/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sep 9 – Torquay, Burn It Down Fest

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Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker

Kate Crudgington