| Hot Hot Heat follow up their hugely successful 7" with 6 tracks that show a darker, more serious side of the Canadian 4 piece. This band has gone on to achieve enormous success, and missing out on this recording is like only seeing Return Of The Jedi without diving into its predecessors.
The Red Light Sting mull threw the other side of this 12" with a careless abandon that can only be found deep in the recesses of any bands debut release. They chisel their way threw fast, thrashy rock, stopping ever so often to slow it down enough to shake your ass to.
Enhanced CD version contains live footage - including 2 never heard before
Hot Hot Heat tracks.
want to go to Canada and major in ice hockey. Now I want to go to Canada
and see these bands. Thank you Ache Records.
Hot Hot Heat return with 5 new tracks of their brand of dark/no/new
wave... They gave an outstanding impression on their 7" and continue
to do so on this split.... It's a rocking journey with repetitious drones
and rhythms, and more dancey than before. A high recommendation for fans
of The Rapture, The VSS and the likes.
On the flipside, we see the debut of The Red Light Sting. They play real
fast and sound real good. An orgy with The Blood Brothers, The Crimson
Curse and Camera Obscura... So much rock from this band. Can't wait to
hear more from these kids.
Rating: 8/10 for Hot Hot Heat, 9/10 for The Red Light Sting." -
Collective Zine UK
"No, do not be confused,
this is not rock music. This is a fantastic punka rocka off-shoot that
makes man very confused but willing to dance. Both bands are heavy-handed
with the old school keyboards and bass and come off with a bit of a creepy
edge at times. Support local spazz rock. Not only do they look and sound
good, but these kids have hearts of gold, too." - DiSCORDER