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Hot Flash Heat Wave

Hot Flash Heat Wave

San Francisco band Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album Neapolitan and their 'Gutter Girl' music video, which later exploded in popularity on Reddit. Their versatile sound, at times reminiscent of psychedelia, dream pop, and post-punk, demonstrates a dynamic range of songwriting prowess centered around consistently infectious, sun-soaked melodies and guitar hooks.

HFHW formed in Davis, California as a noise pop collaboration between Adam Abildgaard and Nick Duffy in 2010 and added Ted Davis in the following years amidst a series of lineup changes. Renouncing the traditional front-manned format of most contemporary bands, the members instead each contribute songs and share the lead.

Continuing their habit of self-reinvention, the band has generated growing excitement with a series of ambitious new singles from their forthcoming EP, Mood Ring, set to release on Feb 15 2019 via EMPIRE. The new material teases a dreamier, more psychedelic and indulgent sound, and has landed the group spots on Spotify playlists like POLLEN, Bedroom Pop, Modern Psychedelia, and All New Indie. Their latest single ‘Sky So Blue’,



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: San Francisco, CA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
Event Type: Showcase