Rising UK three-piece HotWax have released a new single, Rip It Out. The track is lifted from their debut EP ‘A Thousand Times,’ out now via Marathon Artists. HotWax is vocalist / guitarist Tallulah Sim-Savage, bassist / vocalist Lola Sam, and drummer Alfie Sayers.
“‘Rip It Out’ is the darkest song I have ever written. The lyrics came to me so fast, at a time I was feeling psychotic due to the contraceptive implant. I wanted to create a dramatic, theatrical, melancholic sounding piece, which Lola put together perfectly,” explains Sim-Savage. “I hope it resonates with women who have gone through a similar thing and raises awareness about how contraception needs to be updated.”
Watch the official video for Rip It Out via YouTube below.
“The EP is a homage to mine and Lola’s relationship growing up together and the arguments we’d have a thousand times,” explains Sim-Savage. “The EP includes themes of guilt, love, climate change, womanhood, contraception, anxiety, and endings.”
At just 18 years old, HotWax is already dominating local scenes in the southeast of England, completing a mini UK tour last month followed by support dates with Sad Boys Club and Cumgirl8, as well as four riotous shows at The Great Escape festival. They’re currently on a support tour in the UK with Pearl Harts and will also play a string of summer festivals, including Mad Cool, Visions, and All Points East (alongside The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Rip It Out follows the release of the EP’s title track and additional single Treasure, which earned a spot on the BBC Radio 6 playlist as well as a ‘Next Wave’ on BBC Radio 1. The five-track EP was produced by Ben Beetham (of Kid Kapichi) and mixed by Mike Horner (Hot Chip, HMLTD, Deaf Havana).
HotWax 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 Courtney Love, Nova Twins, Wolf Alice, Jack Saunders, John Kennedy, and Matt Wilkinson. The band harnesses the firepower of the grunge pioneers through songs armed with mighty choruses, and they possess the imaginative brilliance to stake out a new landscape in guitar music.
07/02 – Newport, UK @ Rebel Fest
07/07 – Madrid, ES, @ Mad Cool Festival
07/22 – Hackney, UK @ Visions Festival
08/25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
09/09 – Torquay, UK @ Burn It Down Festival
* supporting The Pearl Harts
# supporting Sad Boys Club
** support from Snayx and Borough Council DJ set
^ supporting Alien Chicks