“slinky Metronomy style synth melodies to some crunching indie vibes.” - CLASH
“A true progression from their stripped down pure funk sound, richly layered” - Louder Than War
'“A thumping banger, like Happy Mondays meets Franz Ferdinand!”’ - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
Stockport sensations - NO HOT ASHES - are back with their first single of the new year ’Skint Kids Disco’ and today reveal a kaleidoscopic new video:
‘Skint Kids Disco’ is the latest tune to emerge from the rapidly rising outfit’s upcoming EP of the same name and is set for release via the Modern Sky label on 30 March 2018. The video was premiered by GigSlutz who described the release as “a fitting ode to No Hot Ashes’ ability to be both incredibly cool and shamelessly fun”.
Picking up where effervescent former single ‘Eight Till Late’ left off, ‘Skint Kids Disco’ is an anthem custom-made to power the listener on into the early hours. Flaunting the band’s mutual love of 70s & 80s funk & disco records, ‘Skint Kids Disco’ is a complex concoction of pepped-up percussion, catch-fire chord changes and booty-shaking basslines.
Sure to be welcome both under the bright lights a roller disco and the shadows of the indie club, think Metronomy jamming late into the night with Todd Terje, or ESG with Cerrone; this is a track packed with more hooks and sass you can shake a rhythm stick at.
Speaking about the track, frontman Isaac Taylor says:
"We wrote this song with every intention of writing an outright disco-pop anthem. "Skint Kids Disco" incorporates a multitude of sounds and elements that are reminiscent of the music styles we love as individual musicians. Sleazy guitar tones, fat funk bass lines and big disco beats.”
As with the rest of the EP, ‘Skint Kids Disco’ was recorded and mixed at the new Magic Garden studios in Wolverhampton with help from producer and sonic wizard, Gavin Monaghan (The Sherlocks, Jaws, Robert Plant). A tried and tested relationship that clearly works creatively and mutually for both band and producer, No Hot Ashes found themselves bouncing ideas off one another more so than ever in the recording of this particular track. As Taylor explains:
“We've always recorded with Gavin, but never felt we had enough time to experiment with sounds. With this song and the EP generally, we found that both us and Gavin had lots of time to really work at every nitty element of the song and you can hear the difference that's made.”
Another formidable talent to emerge from Stockport, Greater Manchester in recent times, No Hot Ashes already have a string of infectious singles in their repertoire including ‘Easy Peeler’, ‘Cool Cat’, and ‘Eight Till Late’. With continued support across radio from the likes of BBC 6 Music and Radio X, major support slots with Blossoms, Spring King, The Amazons and Prides around the UK, and major festival appearances at the likes of Reading Festival, Y NOT Festival and Kendal Calling have seen the band already amass over a million plays on Spotify. Word is spreading fast, so much so that the band were even asked to perform on hit BBC series ‘The A-Word’.
Following a landmark SOLD-OUT show at the 650 capacity Club Academy venue in Manchester just before Christmas, fans will have the chance to catch the band again in 2018 as they announce a crop of new UK dates including a huge show for the new year at Manchester Academy 2 (31 Mar) (see full listings below). Expect an additional string of dates to be announced from January 2018 too - watch this space….