The Hot One Two Release New Single ‘The Fray’ On Friday April 14th, 2023

Critically acclaimed British rock band The Hot One Two are pleased to announce the first single ‘The Fray’ from their debut album ‘Superbia’. The wonderfully coloured artwork was designed in partnership with Freddie McKie, also known for his work with Massive Wagons.

This adrenaline fuelled, breakneck, explosive anthem, is written about soldiers of the first world war, hoping that death would be their friend when they ‘went over the top’. The lyrics will resonate differently with each listener, based on their own battles.

The single will be released on April 14th, 2023 followed by the album towards the end of the year. To celebrate the release of the single, The Hot One Two will perform at The Patriot in Crumlin on Saturday April 15th, 2023.

The band will be releasing an accompanying video via their YouTube channel. The video was filmed and directed by Kris Barras. You just may see more of this partnership as the year unfolds.


Simon West – Vocals

Nick Manners – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals

Kev Baker – Rhythm Guitar

Nick Blackburn – Bass & Backing Vocals

Joe Chivers – Drums

The Hot One Two – Biography:

Founded in Cambridge in 2017 by bassist Nick Blackburn, lead guitarist Nick Manners, and drummer Joe Chivers, The Hot One Two is a hard rock quintet boasting the swagger of 1980s greats and souped-up with punchy modern metal riffs. As recently as 2018 The Hot One Two attracted attention from local festival circuits and radio shows such as BBC Introducing, which quickly established them as mainstays in the UK New Wave Of Classic Rock (NWOCR) scene.

With the addition of charismatic frontman Simon West and veteran guitarist Kev Baker, The Hot One Two achieved escape velocity in2019. On the heels of successful singles and their debut EP ‘Come What Ever May’, the band signed a deal with TowerRok Band Management and P.R. in 2022. Soon they were performing in front of larger crowds and knocking them dead with their catchy old-school foundation and supercharged modern sound. Building upon their tight and energetic stage performances, The Hot One Two have worked extensively with Kris Barras on music videos that accompany their releases.

During the pandemic, while other bands worried or went by the wayside entirely, The Hot One Two wrote and self-produced the aptly named 2022 EP ‘Unrestrained’ featuring their flagship single ‘Bleed On Me’ to immense popular and critical success. These guys are on the ascendency and are truly the ones to watch as the smoke clears; as evidenced by the fact that Firestorm Rock Festival have created a special, ‘One’s to Watch!’ slot for them at this year’s festival.

And that’s just the beginning! The Hot One Two will be performing up and down the country with festival slots at Call of the Wild, Firestorm, Hard Rock Hell – Sleaze, Hard Rock Hell – 16 , SOS and SavFest; and still more, to be announced. Between live gigs, they will be releasing singles with accompanying music videos, each one relating to one of the seven deadly sins.

2023 is shaping up to be a breakout year for the charismatic Cambridge outfit so stay tuned for live dates and upcoming releases!

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