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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Band Rock Pop


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"Hot//Light//Fiesta Live @ Zanzibar, Liverpool"

With many math-rock bands, their affinity for the obscure over-rides their ability for the appealing. Hot Light Fiesta not only supersede this superstition, they craft their own sonic vocabulary, riddled with elements from all of rock's pseudonyms. Bracing expansive moments of post-rock guitar with surface level pop traits, their music recounts the graceful vibes of Foals moulded around the complexities of Minus the Bear. Opening their set with the downtempo undertones of 'Lay Me Down' is a risky card to play, and despite the audiences subdued reaction, it is a decision that displays not only their confidence but also their maturity. This is not especially immediate music, it requires patience but when reaching its crescendos the results are satisfyingly cohesive. The highlight of their set is the fantastic 'We Tried', a song that serves up sumptuous vocal melodies while seasoning them with shimmering instrumental overlays of five very skilled virtuosos. Their compositions espouse an unerring authority and, although they may not be bona fide architects in their field just yet, a great ambition and a ton of potential means that they are not far off. - Bido Lito! (September 2011)


We Tried (Single) February 2011
Hot//Light//Fiesta (EP) July 2011



Formed in late 2010, Hot//Light//Fiesta have achieved a lot in their first year. From establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with on an overcrowded Liverpool Music Scene, to making waves further a-field from London to Manchester and Sheffield to Dorset, they've shown that student aren't always work-shy, especially when it comes to making music. Drawing on an extensive list of influences, Brothers Neale and Carl, alongside Chris, Tim and Aled, set out to write songs that were interesting and complex in places yet maintaining a strong pop aesthetic. Carl's percussion and electric kit sets the band apart from other bands in Liverpool, adding a Latin element to the band as the two drum kits weave in and out of each other.

In June the band won a national competition to play at Beach Break Live in Wales after receiving a staggering 7,000 votes, demonstrating a rapidly growing fan-base. All this without even releasing an EP. Their self-titled debut was digitally released on 01.07.2011 and immediately the band received support and airplay from BBC 6Music's Tom Robinson. The EP launch also marked the start of a remix competition which ended at the end of August 2011 with some stunning results. The remix EP is due to be released sometime in October 2011.

What other people have said...

'Angular and mathy guitars with pop sensibilities ' MEAN FIDDLER

'they craft their own sonic vocabulary, riddled with elements from all of rock's pseudonyms.' BIDO LITO!