Since their inception just a short while ago, the band have captured the attention of Communion Records (who have hosted them in various UK locations so far) and Chess Club, and played alongside the likes of Lucy Rose, Alessi’s Ark, King Charles and Kyla La Grange.
Hot Feet’s music lives and breathes in the countryside. ‘Wood House’ was written in a small cabin on the northeast coast of Sweden and recorded in a remote studio in the Scottish Highlands, only accessible by boat. The five songs are set, however, in the Cotswolds where Marianne (vocals) tends to goats and sheep when she’s not playing music, and Lachlan (bass) builds dry stone walls.
The band draw together a range of musical influences including delta blues, sixties folk and world rhythms. Clamorous in places, delicate in others; sometimes offering raucous, earthy uproar and a wistful, yearning narrative within the same song. The EP ranges from stomping gallops to tender ballads, and has been lovingly and impressively produced by Pete Roe, longtime sideman of Laura Marling and a gifted songwriter in his own right.
Jack's enigmatic fingerpicking guitar style is a force to be reckoned with, weaving rhythmic countermelodies with intricacy and power, while Marianne's vocal is beautiful, effortless and beguiling. Modern folk tales with delicious rock and pop undertones, this is the breathtaking music of the here and now. The ‘Wood House’ EP was independently released and available here: http://hotfeet.bandcamp.com/
"Truly nothing short of fabulous...really wonderful" Marc Riley 6Music
"I predict great things for Hot Feet" Guy Garvey 6Music
"Lively and enlivening" For Folk's Sake