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Hot Seconds


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"Undiscovered Radio Network Top Artist"

First efforts from bands are usually not this good all the way through. Hot Seconds has a great record that's never too heavy, never too sappy, and a perfect blend of pop elements with a rock backbone... they're still VERY undiscovered. I would expect that to change as word gets out about this band... this band has a great future. - Undiscovered Radio Network

"Hellthy Entertainment Review"

Fuzzed-out, uk-esque, bounce. One Hot Second spent time with 80's, 90's grinding electro outfit Front 242. But there's no confusing the two bands.

Hot Seconds is a project with a strong dedication to pop craft and a less confrontational stance than that earlier band. But perhaps, if one was searching to find connections: there's a bit of a shared mentality of production-invention love and disdain for a motionless audience. Dig that fuzzed-out bass. - Hellthy Entertainment -

"Hot Seconds - Went to India"

Review of "Went to India":

"... a magnificently sneery look at indie people, possibly including a bit of caustic self analysis, given that James Love (who I think writes most, if not all, of the lyrics) is actually born in the UK (see the last line of the first verse - lyrics below). The bass line to this song is awesome, proper stonking awesome. It's so stonking you could build a castle on it." - A Cloud of Starlings

"Hot Seconds - Excuse Me"

Review of "Excuse Me":

"Their single, Excuse Me, has a fuzzed out bass, a dash of keys, and lead vocals punctuated by a low, almost grumbling inflection. It's definitely got a heavy, dark, back alley feel to it, which I'm digging." - Sheena Beaston

"CD Baby Editor's Pick"

"[CD Baby] gets about 200-250 new
albums a DAY coming in here now, (about 200,000 total)... one of the best we've ever heard...

Manchester via Brooklyn? Not nearly as oddball as it sounds. In fact,
once you strap on the headphones and let this take you over, you'll
slip right into it, probably wondering how songs as uncannily
accessible as these can sound so today and so 1989 (in the best way),
all at once. These aren't dark stabs at reinvigorating an imagined
Charlatans b-side (though the Charlatans comparison isn't far off),
and they're not tributary one-offs specifically intended to remind of
us a time when popular music was great (though they do invoke a bit of
that). This is a new entity, one that wisely embraces all the best
parts of something we should have never let go in the first place.
With his UK roots pinned to his shirt, singer/songwriter James Love
carefully injects that distinct feel into melody-heavy tracks that
certainly wouldn't sound out of place in NY either. The band has found
a balance, tapping into the best parts of both these influences and
creating songs that are familiar in mood and execution, but starkly
new in content and construction. So don't scream "Madchester!" Nobody
wants that. But if these tracks take you back there for a second,
don't worry, but don't get lost. You're here, in the now. And you'll
be glad that this album is with you." - CD Baby -

"Amie Street Artist Spotlight: Hot Seconds"

"The self-titled album is chock-full of the sounds of their British influences, and features a welcome sense of humor about the current rock scene. Check out Went To India, a great song itself but especially notable for its punchlines ("I live in Scarsdale / But I say Lower East Side")." -


Hot Seconds (self-titled)
Released 23.Sep.2008


The band recently had its music featured on the prime time Tv shows Gossip Girl, The Unit and The Big Bang Theory.

The band is being playing on "unsigned"-type radio programs around the country (XM Radio Unsigned, etc.) as well as internet radio/podcasts around the world. Check out our reviews for more blogger love, etc.

Music video for "Holy Moly":

The band recently performed live in-studio on BreakthruRadio - you can hear the band's entire performance and interview here:



Hot Seconds are a Brooklyn, New York-based indie rock outfit formed in 2007. Citing a wide array of Brit-pop/rock influences, their sound somehow manages to meld the urgency/street-smart storytelling of The Clash, the aural collage/majestic grandeur of Spiritualized as well as the raw, funked-up, immediacy of Primal Scream, tied together with a love of all things Manchester.

UK-born singer/songwriter James Love and composer/producer Eran Westwood, whose credits include, among others, seminal industrial godfathers Front 242 and 90's NYC band Spill, became acquainted through a chance meeting and, in discovering their mutual passion for Brit pre/post-punk/rock, set out to work on a few songs for a "project" EP. Far surpassing their expectations and delighted with the fruits of said efforts, it was decided to develop/re-envision the project and the duo decided to put a full band together in order to translate these songs live. Soon thereafter, jack-of-all-trades Marcel Simoneau was tapped to man the keyboards, along with veteran NYC drummer Ian Hudgins and HOT SECONDS was born.