The Hot Press
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The Hot Press

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock


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- Cascades
- Faults
- Auto Pilot
- Bright Lights
- The Sinner



The Hot Press formed when Andy Proctor (Guitars, Vocals) and Gabriel Reilich (Keys, Synths, Computers) met in a wonky apartment in the East Village, NY in 2009. Andy had just moved to New York City from London, where as a solo artist he supported the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Brendan Benson and The Others. Gabriel, a classically trained pianist and self-taught Ableton guru, had moved to the city from Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Fate brought the two together over a bowl of candy as they signed separate leases that classified their East Village living arrangements as "24 Hour Storage."

Over the Summer of 2009, they honed their musical skills together creating and recording over a dozen songs. In the fall, Gabriel and Andy traveled to Los Angeles to play some initial rock offerings at private parties and venues at events sponsored by Brain Feeder (Flying Lotus, Dr. Strangeloop). After returning to NYC, the two realized they had pushed their two piece effort to the limit and decided to search out additional members for the band. In February of 2010, Patrick Bradley (Drums) and Harris Brenner (Bass), both from New York City, joined The Hot Press. This accomplished rhythm section had previously played in multiple bands together and toured Australia.

Now a four piece group, the band concentrates on making the biggest sounds they can -- built around rousing choruses, outbursts of reverb, beautiful and harmonic guitar and piano lines all backed up by roaring beats and bass lines.

What's our goal? To allow people, once again, to go mental to energetic, euphoric rock. We want everyone's hair to stand up from the first note plucked to the last chord played. Our other goal is to find a Triceratops that can play tambourine.