Hot Snakes Release New Track, Checkmate
Listen to Hot Snakes' new song Checkmate, their only new music this year
The legendary Hot Snakes reunited last year and announced they were going to release a new album in 2018, the band's first in 14 years. You can now hear a snippet of the first track from the record below. It's called Why Don't It Sink In? and it sounds like classic Hot Snakes. Rattling rhythms? Check. Frantic riffs? Check. Manic wailing? Check. Oh, it's good to have them back...
The band claim that the album, like the above video, was recorded entirely on guitarist John Reis' phone. We suspect though that they might be fibbing about at least one of those things...
Last summer we reported that the band had signed to Sub Pop to release the as-yet-untitled new album this spring, as well as reissuing their first three seminal records.
While we wait for further developments, make sure to catch the band live at the following UK shows.
25: Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
26: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
27: Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
28: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
30: Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
31: Cambridge, UK @ The Portland
FEBRUARY 01: Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mikes
02: London, UK @ The Dome
03: Bristol, UK @ Thekla (early show)