No Hot Ashes’ sound is synth driven indie-funk, which includes superbly uplifting and energetic sounds and melodies that are perfect to just let loose and dance along to, and their new single “Bellyaches” is no exception. The synth melody could easily fit in any disco but the gravelly-rock vocals and subtle guitar riffs make this a wonderful listen and deserving of a place on your next party playlist.
It’d be impossible to talk about this single without partnering it with fellow Stockport residents, Blossoms. Brandishing a familiar blend of synth melodies and never-fail indie-rock attitude that creates a sound which is pretty hard to get out of your head. No Hot Ashes has actually supported Blossoms recently which is an obviously good combo and no doubt that if you like one then you should give the other a listen. For “Bellyaches” the band worked with Gavin Monaghan a producer and collaborator with the likes of Editors, The Sherlocks, and Ocean Colour Scene, which is perfect for harnessing that indie-funk sound.
With previous singles already boasting thousands of streams on Spotify, as well as Y Not Festival, Kendall Calling, and Neighbourhood Festival lined up for the summer, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Stockport snowball kept rolling and No Hot Ashes continue to grow.
Could be one to watch for 2017, their new single drops on 20/02/17 and if you want effortlessly cool and fresh tune that’ll leave you in a disco dream then give “Bellyaches” a go.
Featured image courtesy of their Spotify.
Words by Morgan Stevens.