HOT HOT HATE
Taking influence from bands such as Pissed Jeans, Melvins, Mclusky, The Jesus Lizard and Whores, London noise-punks Muscle Vest continue to reflect the struggle of the average person against an exploitative system within a crumbling state.
Thrashed out and recorded live in a single day at Hempstead Road Studios by Steph Carter (Gallows, Lyoness), HOT HOT HATE represents the bands efforts in capturing their furious live sound on record.
“As soon as Steph’s name was floated to us, out of all the options we knew that if anyone would get what we were trying to achieve right away, it would be him.”
The EP was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge).
Hot Hot Hate confronts contemporary ire - degenerate and callous behaviour shown towards women across all media, mid-life stagnation, and the struggle of achieving anything of note from within a collapsing society. Also, murders.
Fun for the whole family!™
Hot Hot Hate follows Muscle Vest's 2021 EP “Live Laugh Loathe”, and follows the single “God Doesn’t Love You”, released as a split with Struggles with Syntax on Muzai Records in July 2022.
“Muscle Vest are one of the Coolest Bands out There”
- Operation Xray
"Live Laugh Loathe feels like therapy for Muscle Vest – as they spit rage and filth, you can feel it in their music as if trying to make their music a reflection of how they see the world around them. They create an ugly noise to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the best noise rockers around and I want more of it." - The Moshville Times
Muscle Vest pack in a boatload of adrenaline and bring ALL the noise: it’s fucking ugly and monstrously brutal, and those are its positive points. It ain’t polished or pretty, and if you’re on the market for something gnarly, look no further.
The single 'Solitary Life' will be released on 08/09/22
The full EP will be released on 22/09/22
Muscle Vest will be on tour this November;
23/10 - Canterbury - Lady Luck
02/11 - Sheffield - West Street Live
03/11 - Glasgow - BLOC
04/11 - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
05/11 - Bolton - The Alma
27/11 - Hitchin - Club 85
Photo credit: Kieran Dhanjal