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Bands and new music for fans of Hot Water Music

I Call Him Gamblore

by SUNLINER

The new track from Leeds indie punks 'I Call Him Gamblore' is about struggling to adjust after education to the crushing realisation of the bleak job market, and the compromise so many people have to make, not because they want to, but because they're left no choice.

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Jo, Joni, Mary & Maria

by SUNLINER

Leeds-based indie punk band SUNLINER have released new track 'Jo, Joni, Mary, & Maria'. The new track "is a Springsteen-esq getting out of this town, running away to chase dreams-story.

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Why Worry?

by Young Pretorians

An ode to staying mindful and focusing on the present amidst the noise and anxiety of the last two years. We had a lot of fun with this one!

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The Actuary

by The Atlantic Union Project

A transatlantic collaboration bridging the waters via intense blasts of post-punk exuberance. The Atlantic Union Project are all veterans of the hardcore scene and bring their love and inspiration for it with the new EP. Debut single, The Actuary, is an angry blast at the system & its inequality.

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Bridge to Engine Room

by Friday Night Lights

We have just released our new single 'Bridge to Engine Room' in support of Ukraine. The song is pay what you feel, and all the proceeds will be donated to The Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

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Old Habits

by SUNLINER

‘Old Habits’ is the first of 2 singles to be released by Sunliner this summer, to whet fan’s appetites before they release their debut album. Produced and recorded by the legendary, Frank Turner, the track ‘Old Habits’ has the makings of ‘that’ memorable rock track of the summer.

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Your Idiot

by Lifewentpear

Hi, we are Lifewentpear, a punk band from Cologne, Germany. This is our new single "Your Idiot". It's a love song and it's about the pandemic. Yes, that makes two chlichés, complain to reality about it.

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Everything will turn out fine

by Clayton

'Clayton' hail from Nantes (France) and play a molitov cocktail of gritty punk rock and super catchy melodic punk goodness. Imagine mixing Leatherface and Samiam with elements of Ship Theives and you get a good idea of the bad ass jams these dudes will bring to your ear drums.

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Jarring

by Neckscars

This is the first single from the upcoming Neckscars album, Don't Panic. "Jarring" is a fist-pumping number about improving your health.

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Whisky Eyes

by Hummer

Two engineers and an academic playing catchy, melodic punk music.

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"Harmony Do You Miss We"

by theLine

TheLINE came up around the So-Cal melodic punk scene of the late 90s, but their music sounds more like Rush through a post-hardcore filter. After a hiatus, they are back with a new EP "Sour To Punker"!

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I CAN ONLY SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON

by Dan*

This is a song about that person who keeps you warm at night, once they're gone.

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Three Stage T-Shirt Tan

by Young Pretorians

We're Young Pretorians from Portsmouth, UK. Check out our second single ‘Three Stage T-Shirt Tan’, recorded with Ben Whyntie at Old Blacksmiths Studio. The song is about the second guessing, the anxiety and the doubt that define dating in your mid to late twenties. Melancholy words over music in the major key. Full debut EP coming soon.

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Send for a hospital

by Tired Radio

'Send For A Hospital' is the second single off of Tired Radio's debut album 'Patterns', out now on Engineer Records. It's a brooding banger of a track written by Anthony Truzzolino and fuelled by lifelong struggles with depression and anxiety.

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Making Plans

by Tired Radio

A bruising, melodic journey down the paths less travelled, 'Patterns', Tired Radio’s debut album, infuses volume, power and infectious choruses with the energy, independence and autonomy of punk rock to deliver blue collar, Americana flavoured anthem after anthem after anthem.

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Making Plans

by Tired Radio

Hey y'all! This is Anthony from Tired Radio. Making Plans is the first single off our forthcoming debut album 'PATTERNS' out August 14th on Engineer Records. Making plans is an upbeat banger about letting go of past traumas, accepting who you currently are and working towards a brighter future <3

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A Way Out

by Young Pretorians

Hi readers. We're Young Pretorians from Portsmouth, UK. We recorded a quarantine music video like everyone else for our first single, recorded with Ben Whyntie at Old Blacksmiths Studio. Check out our homemade video for 'A Way Out' for a little bit of an insight into our exit strategy for 2020.

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Vacant Hearts

by Hell's Ditch

Welcome to the world of HELL'S DITCH. Born and raised in the cities of Liverpool, Lincoln and Wolverhampton, we are a British rock ‘n’ roll group with total heart and determination compounded by DIY punk ethics and a hardy knack for storytelling. Check out our first single "Vacant Hearts" now!

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Trusty Chorus

by Lee Resistant & The Lost

My name is Lee, and I used to front a band called Fletcher on Deck Cheese Records. I've been living in Canada for the last 13 years, raising my son, and this is my new band...Lee Resistant & The Lost. Check out our latest single Trusty Chorus

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