“The Hotspur Press are four friends who share a lot of history.” They’ve been playing in bands together since high school, only taking a break to allow vocalist Dan to obtain his law degree, since the reunion one year ago, they released an EP, ‘Island’, supporting the release with an extensive UK tour that saw them supporting Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist Jake Clemons at Liverpool’s O2 Academy. Given the fact Dan and guitarist Tom are obsessed with the boss, this was a pretty big deal.
The new single ‘All You Know’ arrives this Spring, complete with foot-tapping and anthemic choruses that if you’re familiar with the ‘Island’ EP you already know, it’s a Good choice, the song screams of appeal, feels like indie-rock before brit pop arrived, but their aim is probably focused on another decade all together – still a good listening. Bright and breezy 7.7/10
15th April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
6th May – Zanzibar Club, Liverpool