Interview With Hot Horizons
ETHEREAL SYNTHESISER, SHIMMERING SHOE-GAZE AND GLITCHY HEARTBREAK
With the notable exceptions of The Cribs and The Kinks there is a wealth of evidence which suggests that you should never ever form a band with members of your family because historically – as The Bee Gees, The Manson Family and Oasis will testify – it always ends in utter tragedy. Rory and Jake McCarthy (AKA Hot Horizons) are trying to buck this trend through their exquisite, rich and heartfelt pop which marries together song and poetry with a pot-pourri of ethereal synthesiser, shimmering shoe-gaze and glitchy heartbreak.
October was Hot Horizons first single – a limited edition, white-vinyl-only release on Zarcorp Inc. (Late of the Pier’s label). It is a subtle and enchanting song blessed with restraint and self-assurance in which Jake sings about heartbreak without succumbing to cloying melodrama or cliché. As your attorney, financial advisor and moral compass, I strongly advise you to check it out.
Hot Horizons musical maturity is remarkable considering their tender age. Hopefully these photos and the accompanying free download (Spoken) are a suitably beautiful introduction to a band confidently finding their feet. Get involved. Join the family.