Hot Face Drop Debut Single/Video “dura dura”

Hot Face Drop Debut Single/Video "dura dura"
Photo by Abbie Coombs

London’s mysteriously enigmatic indie/psych band Hot Face have dropped their debut single ‘dura dura’, out via Speedy Wunderground.

Produced by Dan Carey, the track recalls early King Gizzard, Vanishing Point-era Primal Scream and 60s psychedelic British pop. The band leave the beauty firmly in the ear of the beholder, proclaiming ‘you’ll either love it or run from it’.

Speedy Wunderground, the revered London-based indie label headed up by producer Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall, reaches 10 years old this year. The fast-moving, ever-evolving creative force that is Speedy has seen numerous professional accolades and personal triumphs over that time, always acting on intuition and their own terms.

Having seen the band for the first time at the ever-influential Brixton Windmill open up for Carey’s new outfit Miss Tiny, the label fell in love immediately. As a result, they invited them to play at Speedy’s annual Xmas Party a few months later.

‘The songs were amazing’ says label co-runner Hall, ‘but it was the speed and the ferociousness of which they attacked them. I was really impressed. It’s like that perfect combination of melody and intent. I loved it.’

When asked to describe themselves the band furnish us with the following declaration: “Fast, playful and scary. The rest you can decide for yourself.” And that we will.

Get the song here and watch the accompanying video below.

Hot Face are: Sam Catchpole (drums), George Cannell (bass), and James Bates (guitar and vox).