HotWax release their second EP, ‘Invite me, Kindly’Buy/Listen
Rising teenage three-piece HotWax today release their second EP ‘Invite me, kindly’ . The release is accompanied by a new official video for new single ‘High Tea’ – watch here. The new EP was mixed by Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Wet Leg) and follows the May release of their acclaimed debut EP ‘A Thousand Times’. The two EPs have been paired together for a physical release on orange/white splatter vinyl and orange cassette – order here. Rough Trade Records’ special edition of the double EP sold out within hours of its pre-order announcement.
According to singer Tallulah, High Tea is “about two people in your life who are very close to you but don’t mix well, leaving you in the middle feeling torn. It’s a conversation that has gone on for too long, you have to spit out your doubt and let your bad feelings leave you. High Tea is a song for people to let go and be free.”
“Lillie Eiger directed the music video which is surreal, wonky and acidic. We wanted something that represented the feelings of doubt, with a big release at the end. For the video to feel tense and awkward, the vibrant colours portray the intensity of the situation the song was written about. Working with Lillie was so great, she immediately got what we wanted and we really felt that we clicked.”
The five track ‘Invite me, kindly’ also features previous instant-grat “Phone Machine” and the thunderous lead single “Drop”. To celebrate the EP release, HotWax will play a sold-out hometown headline show tonight at new Brighton venue DUST.
“Writing this EP felt really good, it all came together really quickly and the majority of the songs just fell into place.” explains singer Tallulah; “I felt I had lots of phrases saved up in my head that I couldn’t wait to put into my lyrics. The EP looks at themes of acceptance to people who have hurt you before, letting your doubts leave you and feeling free. Playing these songs live this summer has been so refreshing, I still feel so passionately about a lot of the lyrics, which makes it feel very therapeutic to perform. Working with Alan Moulder on recording the EP was amazing, he was so open to our ideas and really helped our vision come to life.”
The band are rounding off a stacked summer of festivals and tours having played All Points East (where Yeah Yeah Yeahs dedicated ‘Maps’ to the band), Reading + Leeds (headlining the BBC Introducing stage), Mad Cool, End Of The Road, Dot To Dot, Visions, 4 riotous shows at The Great Escape and more, with the trio still set to embark on North America and UK support tours with Royal Blood this autumn.
‘A Thousand Times’ EP lead single ‘Treasure’ reached the BBC Radio 6 Music B-List as well as a ‘Next Wave’ on BBC Radio 1, with the EP earning widespread support from The Sunday Times, The Independent, NME, Dork, DIY, Clash, Gigwise and many more. Tallulah, Lola & Alfie are ripping up the template and ripping up stages across the UK. Having only recently left school, their rarified live energy and sound has already won the support of Beck, Karen O, Courtney Love, Nova Twins, Wolf Alice, Elton John, Zane Lowe and more.