Hot Breath 28/03/21
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
'Hot Breath' is the product of four individuals who are not afraid to challenge genres.
We play rock with influences from both punk, pop, heavy metal and life in general.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
We always write songs inspired by events from our lives or feelings and thoughts about things. It’s much easier to sing and play about things you have been through or really felt. Everything becomes so much more honest.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Any of our own songs? Then I would probably say that 'Who's the one' and 'Right time' are my personal favorites.
'Who's the one' is quite different from the other songs on the upcoming album and the lyrics somehow became very personal. So maybe that's why it became a favorite of mine, the whole atmosphere feels just right. 'Right time' is just a straight and forward rock song that makes you want to dance and headbang at the same time!
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2021
It is of course very difficult to plan tours and gigs in the near future. We can only hope (just like all other bands right now) that the pandemic subsides and that the doors will open again soon!
We have some inquiries about tours and gigs, but they have been postponed due to the prevailing situation.
MM: What can we expect from you guys live
You can expect sweat, dance and a high energy to take over.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring
The best thing about touring is of course meeting people who are actually there to listen to the music. But even being in some kind of bubble with the band and just thinking about the shows you’ll do, you rarely hang out with your friends the way you do on a tour.
The worst thing is of course that it can sometimes be long distances to drive and the only place you can eat at is a gas station where the supply of food is equal to zero. Luckily, the good things are far too many for the bad ones to take over!
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Oh, that's a difficult question! But if you can only choose three, it would probably be The Hives, Cobra Man and The Rolling Stones. Three completely different bands but with energy and atmosphere that takes over the entire room!
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
One of my absolute favorite gigs and experiences was probably when I saw The Baboon Show for the first time live at Pustervik in Gothenburg. An absolutely incredible live show and the music sounds exactly the same as on record! It was awesome!
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
I think we have achieved a lot in a short time. We have recorded an EP, an album, released singles to these and even managed to record music videos in less than 2 years. Because of the pandemic, we have not had time to be out and play as much as we had hoped, so I am really proud that we have still continued to write and produce after all.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
Difficult question again! I guess it should be "Destroyer" with Kiss, my very first record and "High Visibility" with The Hellacopters, the record I probably played the most times throughout my youth.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
I don’t know how old I was the first time I played live, probably around 12-13 years. So the first real memory of a live gig was probably the first time I played live with Honeymoon Disease, it was one of the first times I both sang and played. Previously, I almost only played guitar, but in Honeymoon I decided to take the lead song even though I was terrified about it.
So the first gig with Honeymoon Disease was also one of the first times I sang and played at the same time, it was super scary but also a liberating feeling that I dared and thought it was crazy fun to add an extra instrument.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Haha! In my room, only Kiss, Judas Priest and Helloween could decorate the walls.
MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
There are so many incredible rock icons who have done so much for the stage. But I still think that Rob Harlford is one of the greatest and has really influenced the rock scene in a lot. Everything from clothing style, live show and not to forget - his incredible voice that takes over just about everything! His whole persona breathes heavy metal in such an incredibly honest way!
MM : What's the most important thing to the band right now?
I think the most important thing for the band right now is to simply keep writing songs, planning for the future and keeping up with everything that can be kept going. After all, we play music because it's fun and as long as it is, everything else comes naturally.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
We've thought of a lot of songs to cover on just for the fun of it. But the last thing that came to mind was an old Swedish punk band 'Imperiet' who made a song called 'Kriget med mig själv' (In war with myself). It's a pretty unexpected punk song in many ways but the melodies and choruses in the song are so incredibly cool and the feeling of the song is just spot on!
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
You should listen to Hot Breath if you:
1. Like music that pushes the limits
2. Like melodies that you can not get out of the brain
3. Like to put a song on repeat because it was too short to just listen at once
MM: Four words to describe your Band
Minty fresh punk rock
MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers
Save the date until April 9! The release of our first album 'Rubbery Lips' will take place right then and the chance is very high that you will make out with your date if you do it to the record! Sounds like a damn good plan, right?