The Hot Sprockets
Wednesday, Sept 9th
The Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is… Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music…The kind of Rock N’ Roll music that is haunted by the ghost of country and blues…
A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play some high profile gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, The Strypes, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Westport Festival, Vantastival, Glasgowbury, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, 2 sold out London shows in The Roundhouse and 100 Club and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.
Their music has been used on everything from ad campaigns for Bulmers, Bord Failte & Vodafone to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches”, RTE’s “RAW”, “Fade St”, “Sunday Game” and TV3’s “Xpose”. They have also perfromed live on RTE’s “Late Late Show” and TV3’s “Ireland AM” & “Late Lunch”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards.
The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty second album called “Brother Nature” which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies). Their first single from this album “Soul Brother” was song of the week on the Ian Dempesy(Today FM) and Dermot & Dave(98fm) shows, going on to be playlisted on RTE radio and Phantom FM receiving impressive amounts of radio play nationwide.
Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds ofCrosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.