Imagine John “Ozzy” Osbourne fronting a garage band that’s equal parts Jimi Hendrix Experience and Spacemen 3. While that imagery isn’t necessarily doom and gloom that bequeathed the mighty Black Sabbath, Hot Knives are something else completely on “Alhambra, Baby.” “Alhambra, Baby” is a grinding, bluesy, psychedelic beast that turns it’s choogle into something more with it’s pummeling stop-start rhythms and guitar squall. The noise is soothing in its own way. “Alhambra, Baby” is taken from the upcoming album Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To which is out May 7th. MLTMMTMLT is out May 7th, and pre-orders for the limited run of vinyl are available via Bandcamp here.
Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To is Hot Knives’ first full-length effort, a result of providence, and the end result of years of practice, planning, and meditation. MLTMMTMLT drips with the beauty and voracity of its rock and roll forebears while pushing into uncharted sonic territory.
Following a mystical experience that opened a channel of communication with the rock gods themselves, Hot Knives was tapped by the ghost of Jimi Hendrix to bear the torch of rock and roll. Songs like “Cosmogony” and “Metanoia” were divinely inspired straight from the source, while cuts like “Static Bloom” and “How to Recognise Different Types of Trees” surfaced through near-telepathic, focused collaborative writing. As the concept gained momentum and Hot Knives developed the sound, the album transitioned from a home-recorded DIY project to a full studio experience that conveys the transcendence, intensity, and depth of a Hot Knives live set. By a stroke of luck, a cold email to Sonic Boom (of Spacemen 3, Spectrum) resulted in vivid, mind-bending art that provided a visual aid that appropriately complements the album. The album will have a limited vinyl release of 100 on coke-bottle wax. Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To is due out May 7th.
Recording and mixing by Craig Dreyer at Mighty Toad Studios
Additional recording and mixing by Nick Dooley
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Album Art by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum)
Design by Desisto