HotWax announce sophomore EP ‘Invite Me, Kindly’ via new single ‘Phone Machine’

Brighton trio HotWax have announced their second EP ‘Invite Me, Kindly’ via the release of brand-new single ‘Phone Machine’ – have a listen now.


The forthcoming EP is set to arrive 18 October via Marathon Artists and will contain not only the band’s latest propulsive tune, but previous smash-and-grab single ‘Drop’.

It’ll also be the follow-up to the teenage outfit’s ‘A Thousand Times’ EP, which only dropped in May this year; the two projects are set to be combined for physical release on vinyl and cassette.

Have a listen to ‘Phone Machine’ via its simple but effective video below. 

Describing the band’s overall feeling towards the forthcoming project, the band’s guitarist and vocalist Tallulah has said: “Writing this EP felt really good, it all came together really quickly and the majority of the songs just fell into place.

“I felt I had lots of phrases saved up in my head that I couldn’t wait to put into my lyrics. The EP looks at themes of acceptance to people who have hurt you before, letting your doubts leave you and feeling free.

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“Playing these songs live this summer has been so refreshing, I still feel so passionately about a lot of the lyrics, which makes it feel very therapeutic to perform. 

“Working with [producer] Alan Moulder on recording the EP was amazing, he was so open to our ideas and really helped our vision come to life.”


Photo: Chiara Gambuto

Indeed it’s been a momentous time for the three-piece band, who continue to grown a strong reputation through their live shows.

When whynow saw them at The Great Escape festival earlier this year, in their hometown of Brighton, our reviewer noted that: “Their tight set delivered killer riffs, massive drum solos and a whole lot of swagger. 

“Upcoming single ‘Rip It Out’ is slightly more reserved but that too explodes in a burst of chaotic energy as HotWax establish themselves as legends in the making.”

And you’ll get the chance to catch them live too upon the release of ‘Invite Me, Kindly’, when the band take to the stage at another Brighton venue, DUST, on 18 October in celebration of the EP’s release.

Tickets for the show go on sale from here at 10am this Friday, 22 September.

Check out the ‘Phone Machine’ single artwork and full ‘Invite Me, Kindly’ tracklisting below.

Phone Machine HotWax

  1. High Tea
  2. Phone Machine
  3. Drop
  4. E Flat
  5. She Don’t Like It

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