Raw punk powerhouse HotWax are ripping up the template and ripping up stages across the UK. With a handful of self released tracks, and barely out of school, Tallulah Sim-Savage (vocals and guitar), Lola Sam (bass) and Alfie Sayers (drums) are already confirmed to share festival stages with Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes this summer and their rarified live energy and sound has already won them the support of Nova Twins, Wolf Alice and Jack Saunders. Forging post-punk, grunge and alternative rock, HotWax have created a sound that is both unique and familiar, from the expressive, explosive snarl of vocalists like Karen O and Courtney Love, to the youthful, irreverent zest of Wet Leg, and the unruly, down-low guitar sound peddled by grunge greats Nirvana and Mudhoney. HotWax will be taking their show on the road throughout 2023 with a mini tour in March then supporting Pearl Hearts across UK and Europe in May. This summer they’ll be appearing on high-profile bills including London’s All Points East (alongside The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs), as well as releasing their first EP ‘A Thousand Times’, a blistering hit of searing riff-led rock. HotWax harness the firepower of the grunge pioneers, with great songwriting and musicianship, they possess the imaginative brilliance to stake out a new landscape in guitar music.