Following on from their recent EP 'Skint Kids Disco' -Â No Hot Ashes are currently on a UKÂ tour.
With the release of No Hot Ashesâ debut EP, Skint Kids Disco, itâs time to tune out, plug in and turn up for a trio of songs that truly show the breadth of the Stockport band. With titular track, âSkint Kids Disco,â the quartet showcase their ability to fill the dance-floor with a disco banger that unashamedly evokes âLe Freakâ era Chic. The track clearly wants nothing more than to get the listener bouncing around the room with an infectious energy and enthusiasm with enough chops to cut through the hard outer shell of even the most cynical indie fan-boys. The bass bursts through the mix alongside the choppy guitar and over-the-top disco beats; itâs an absolute delight.
âEight Till Lateâ follows, with a little more swagger in its step and less of a clear disco influence. Thereâs a raspy quality to the vocals from frontman Isaac Taylor, and a fuzzier guitar sound, but the poppy quality shines through. âEight Till Lateâ is a bombastic pop-rock track that would feel just at home at a house party as it would a live gig. Itâs a track that flaunts the abilities of this group of musicians, but in a way that makes the music completely chill. Itâs also super deserving of a crowd of people hopping on the spot shouting along with the chorus, just like âSkint Kids Discoâ and the EP closer, âBad Crowd.â
âBad Crowdâ is the sleazy classic-rock tinged track, a grimy little song that oozes along on the merit of its bass-line and gets propelled forwards by the stupidly fun guitar riffs. The whole EP wraps up far too quickly, and the listener is left wishing for another track to bring it to the classic four-track length of most EPs. Perhaps itâs a case of leaving the audience wanting more, as fans of the band will definitely want to seek out their live performances at the likes of Reading Festival and Y NOT Festival, as well as the bandâs own headline tour throughout April, following their sell-out Manchester gig in March.
No Hot Ashes is a band of great skill, and huge possibilities ahead of them, the only question now is how many different genres are we going to hear on the debut album when it comes out? Check out No Hot Ashes' tour dates and listen to Skint Kids Disco below.
14th Nambucca / London
19th Chameleon Arts Cafe / Nottingham
20th The Flapper / Birmingham
21st The Cookie / Leicester
26th The Venue / Derby
27th Zanzibar / Liverpool
5th Sound City / Liverpool
6th Hit The North / Newcastle
12th Close Up Festival / London
24th Lending Room / Leeds
2nd Mosborough Festival / Sheffield
27th / 29th Kendal Calling / Cumbria
Photo courtesy of Modern Sky.