Hot for Crime is punching straight into the rock scene with their debut self-titled album that dropped just a few weeks ago on April 28, 2023, and it’s hot.
About the Album
This entire album is a burst of nostalgia that throws the listener straight back into the heyday of classic rock. It is a burst of bright and buzzy guitars, succinct percussion with the drums, and vocals with a powerful growl behind them. Not only that, it is delivered with a rush of energy, excitement, and melody. Even the production lent by WZRD BLD, or Drew Folk, builds up a classic sound that will throw you straight back into the 60s and 70s.
From the immediate punchiness of the opener “Do It All Night,” to the quick vocal hits of “Gonna Let You Go,” then to the anthemic nature of “No Te Quiero,” and to the perfect sendoff of the final track “The King,” this album has something for everyone. It hits so right, some may call it Crazy Beautiful. It’s So Good, you might think that Ya Need It, and it may just make you feel Alive.
But seriously, the nostalgic rush this album provides is stellar. It has a great flow. And it does a great job of exploring concepts of love and lust. It provides a sound you won’t want to miss, especially if you enjoy a bit of classic rock but want something that’s new. It’s a breath of fresh air in a genre that isn’t always done right in the modern day. On top of the album being great, Hot For Crime has already received tons of praise for their energy in live performances. So if you have a chance to see them, you should see them.
And you can expect much, much, more. In an interview with Vents Magazine lead vocalist Mick Patterson noted that “the Beatles made about 200 songs in 8 years. That’s like 2 albums a year…and almost all of the songs are great…we are currently working at that pace.” So, if you’re happy with what you hear there’s so much to be ready for. There’s surely more on the way!
About the Band
Hot For Crime is a fresh rock’n’roll band straight out of Los Angeles, California that hit the stage in 2022. This band consists of vocalist Mick Patterson, bassist Paul O’Malley, drummer Danny Thompson, rhythm guitarist Chris Purvis, and lead guitarist Miles Buckley. Once again, Hot for Crime is their self-titled debut album, and it’s a wonderful start. Everything about it displays musical prowess on all parts. The album’s producer Drew Folk has previously worked with artists such as Papa Roach, and Lil Peep. Also, their live performances are spaces where their prowess truly shines. They’ve already played several shows at The Viper in L.A. so far, and they plan on playing more venues and cities in the future.
Want to listen now? Just check Hot For Crime out on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, or your streaming platform of choice. Also, don’t forget to check out their website for announcements on upcoming shows.