HOT SNAKES drop new track “Checkmate”- UK & Irish tour dates throughout December

November 20, 2019


– Drop new song “Checkmate”
Available digitally now via Sub Pop. Tour-only 7″ version.
– December UK & Ireland tour

Hot Snakes have released a new single entitled “Checkmate,” which is available now through all digital service providers and will be available directly from the band, in very limited numbers, as a physical 7” at their upcoming shows.

In the words of Hot Snakes’ Rick Froberg, “Checkmate” is: “big, fatty content freshly extruded from the Hot Snakes sausage machine. Same ingredients, new flav.”

The 7” will also include an exclusive b-side, “Not in Time.”

Hot Snakes will kick off a 12-date tour in the UK & Ireland on December 3rd. And, while it might be presumptuous to suggest that Hot Snakes are the single best live band in the world right now, they’re definitely in the top 1. See below for a full list of dates. 

Dec. 03 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
Dec. 04- Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Dec. 05 – Newcastle, UK – Cluny
Dec. 06 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Dec. 07 – Belfast, UK – Black Box 
Dec. 08 – Dublin, IE – Grand Social
Dec. 10 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hound
Dec. 11 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social
Dec. 12 – London, UK – Garage 
Dec. 13 – Bristol, UK – Thekla Social
Dec.14 – Brighton, UK – Patterns
Dec. 15 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms 

The most recent Hot Snakes album, 2018’s ‘Jericho Sirens’ is available everywhere from Sub Pop and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalogue – ‘Automatic Midnight’, ‘Suicide Invoice’and ‘Audit in Progress’– is also available from Sub Pop.

What people are saying about Hot Snakes and Jericho Sirens:
“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and replay value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.”  – Brooklyn Vegan
“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever (★★★★).– MOJO
“Teeming with revved-up riffs and apocalyptic imagery, the post-hardcore group’s first album since 2005 reasserts their status as the most merciless band in their scene” – Pitchfork
“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known (9/10).” – Exclaim!
“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome. [“Six Wave Hold-Down”]”- NPR Music
“Jericho Sirensis an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame. ★★★★★” – The Skinny
“The very definition of kickass. ★★★★”- The Guardian

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