Happy Release Day Warmduscher

Warmduscher today release their fourth album and first for Bella Union, At the Hot Spot!

Written over a period of over a year in lockdown, At the Hotspot, produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip, takes the raucous energy Warmduscher solidified on their critically acclaimed 2019 release Tainted Lunch, and injects it with a slightly more polished, ‘80s funk sound, kind of like stumbling home to your squatted loft after a drunken night at the local disco. It’s crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside, and might be the most immediately enjoyable music Warmduscher have ever graced us with.

“There was a lot of partying,” says Clams, laughing about the gestation of the album. “We were like, Aaarrggghh. We were just happy to be doing something and seeing each other. It was that weird energy, where you’re fed up and you’re kind of angry, but in a good way. We would spend like two nights a week writing, maybe once or twice a month, sometimes less.” This went on for about a year, with all the members bringing in their contributions, until it came time to record—which, in typical punk rock fashion, had its own set of obstacles to overcome.

The bulk of Warmduscher’s discography – the aforementioned Tainted Lunch, as well as 2018’s Whale City and 2016’s Khaki Tears – were produced by London stalwart Dan Carey, who was instrumental in helping the band hone their fuzzed out sound. Unfortunately, at the beginning of At the Hotspot’s recording process, Dan caught COVID, and the band found themselves having to leave their comfort zone and find a new producer fast. Luckily, they found two, under serendipitous circumstances.  “I was in the studio with Joe and Al of Hot Chip, doing an electronic project with Igor Cavallera of Sepultura and his wife, artist/musician Laima,” explains Clams. “When I got the message saying Dan couldn’t do the album, I was like, ‘Aw, fuck!’ Then Joe and Al were simply like, ‘We’ll do it!’ It was this really weird, happy accident.”

While At the Hotspot is still very much a Warmduscher album, with all its cracks and crevices oozing garage rock bravado, the production values buff out those jagged edges in a way only these two virtuoso producers could have pulled off. “We’re just really psyched to play this whole thing live now,” states Clams matter-of-factly. “And it’s a whole revamp—new label, new producers, new logo—new everything.”

Early acclaim for At The Hotspot

“Their best album yet… An excellent piece of squelchy low down dirty disco post punk funk that makes you want to boogie down all night.” Louder Than War – 9/10 (Album Of The Week)

“An album chock full of sumptuous smooth dance, funk, soul pumped through with plenty of upbeat, fun disco beats… Perfect for afters and a sure groove, At the Hotspot feels like you have entered the hottest party in the city and you are the coolest cat in the joint.” Gigwise – 9/10

“One of the best party bands around… It’s a raucous ball of energy of an album with an unrelenting party vibe that leaps out from every crevice.” NARC – 4 Stars****

“An album of disco-funk and lyrical irreverence… like Mac Demarco if he went full Beckett.” The Skinny – 4 Stars****

“Deliciously grotty… a carnival of different sounds and offbeat ideas.” NME

“Your host Clams Baker Jr adopts the sleazy preacher persona of Alabama 3 and Electric Six, while the rest of the band supply the growling groove on Live at the Hotspot, gonzo Krautrock of Eight Minute Machines and inexorable fuzz funk bassline on Hot Shot to colour the blaxploitation-influenced narrative. Baby Toe Joe replicates the dirty electro funk so gleefully plundered by early hip-hop artists and Wild Flowers offers 50 ways to tell someone they are not getting into the club.” The Scotsman – 4 Stars****

Warmduscher debut “Twitchin’ In The Kitchen” video

Warmduscher have today shared the suitably gonzo video for Twitchin’ In The Kitchenthe latest track to be taken from their forthcoming album, At The Hot Spot, their first for Bella Union, which is released on Friday April 1st 2022. The vinyl edition of the album will follow on July 1st 2022.

The band have previously shared Wild Flowers and Fatso from the album, both of which were A-listed at 6Music. Talking about Twitchin’ In The Kitchen, Clams Baker of the band said:

“Electric transmissions from the kitchens of twitch! Busy signals, threats of bodily harm, the pan-fried doom of grandma’s palpitations, a k2 carpet ride you can’t hop off of. Pick it up Jan & Jimmy, you’re all alone!”

The video, shot in and around Brixton, was directed by Niall Trask of The Kill Shop who has also worked on videos for Fat White Family, Ride and Working Men’s Club.

Written over a period of over a year in lockdown, At the Hotspot, produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip, takes the raucous energy Warmduscher solidified on their critically acclaimed 2019 release Tainted Lunch, and injects it with a slightly more polished, ‘80s funk sound, kind of like stumbling home to your squatted loft after a drunken night at the local disco. It’s crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside, and might be the most immediately enjoyable music Warmduscher have ever graced us with.

“There was a lot of partying,” says Clams, laughing about the gestation of the album. “We were like, Aaarrggghh. We were just happy to be doing something and seeing each other. It was that weird energy, where you’re fed up and you’re kind of angry, but in a good way. We would spend like two nights a week writing, maybe once or twice a month, sometimes less.” This went on for about a year, with all the members bringing in their contributions, until it came time to record—which, in typical punk rock fashion, had its own set of obstacles to overcome.

The bulk of Warmduscher’s discography – the aforementioned Tainted Lunch, as well as 2018’s Whale City and 2016’s Khaki Tears – were produced by London stalwart Dan Carey, who was instrumental in helping the band hone their fuzzed out sound. Unfortunately, at the beginning of At the Hotspot’s recording process, Dan caught COVID, and the band found themselves having to leave their comfort zone and find a new producer fast. Luckily, they found two, under serendipitous circumstances.  “I was in the studio with Joe and Al of Hot Chip, doing an electronic project with Igor Cavallera of Sepultura and his wife, artist/musician Laima,” explains Clams. “When I got the message saying Dan couldn’t do the album, I was like, ‘Aw, fuck!’ Then Joe and Al were simply like, ‘We’ll do it!’ It was this really weird, happy accident.”

While At the Hotspot is still very much a Warmduscher album, with all its cracks and crevices oozing garage rock bravado, the production values buff out those jagged edges in a way only these two virtuoso producers could have pulled off. “We’re just really psyched to play this whole thing live now,” states Clams matter-of-factly. “And it’s a whole revamp—new label, new producers, new logo—new everything.”

The band also head out on the road in spring of this year on a run of UK and European dates, including some already sold out rearranged shows and their biggest London show to date at The Forum.

Warmduscher Announce Fatso 12″

Having kicked off 2022 with an announcement of their new album “At The Hotspot” along with lead single “Fatso”, Warmduscher are today pleased to announce a 12″ white label vinyl. The release will be limited to 150 copies and features the original version of “Fatso” as well as a remix of the single from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard.

Pre-order the 12″ now on Bandcamp and be sure to stay tuned for all future news from Warmduscher.

Warmduscher announce “At The Hotspot”

Warmduscher have today announced details of their fourth album, At The Hot Spot, their first for indie label Bella Union, which is released on Friday April 1st 2022. Having previously released “Wild Flowers”, Warmduscher have today also shared “Fatso”, the latest track to be taken from the album. Talking about “Fatso”, Clams Baker of the band said… 

“A song dedicated to taking the time to slow down and sniff the roses, turn off the computer and take in the sunshine, and embrace the battle of a sleepless day at the office from a night of beautiful carnage that you’ll always dream about.”

Written over a period of over a year in lockdown, At the Hotspot, produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip, takes the raucous energy Warmduscher solidified on their critically acclaimed 2019 release Tainted Lunch, and injects it with a slightly more polished, ‘80s funk sound, kind of like stumbling home to your squatted loft after a drunken night at the local disco. It’s crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside, and might be the most immediately enjoyable music Warmduscher have ever graced us with.

“There was a lot of partying,” says Clams, laughing about the gestation of the album. “We were like, Aaarrggghh. We were just happy to be doing something and seeing each other. It was that weird energy, where you’re fed up and you’re kind of angry, but in a good way. We would spend like two nights a week writing, maybe once or twice a month, sometimes less.” This went on for about a year, with all the members bringing in their contributions, until it came time to record—which, in typical punk rock fashion, had its own set of obstacles to overcome.

The bulk of Warmduscher’s discography – the aforementioned Tainted Lunch, as well as 2018’s Whale City and 2016’s Khaki Tears – were produced by London stalwart Dan Carey, who was instrumental in helping the band hone their fuzzed out sound. Unfortunately, at the beginning of At the Hotspot’s recording process, Dan caught COVID, and the band found themselves having to leave their comfort zone and find a new producer fast. Luckily, they found two, under serendipitous circumstances.  “I was in the studio with Joe and Al of Hot Chip, doing an electronic project with Igor Cavallera of Sepultura and his wife, artist/musician Laima,” explains Clams. “When I got the message saying Dan couldn’t do the album, I was like, ‘Aw, fuck!’ Then Joe and Al were simply like, ‘We’ll do it!’ It was this really weird, happy accident.”

While At the Hotspot is still very much a Warmduscher album, with all its cracks and crevices oozing garage rock bravado, the production values buff out those jagged edges in a way only these two virtuoso producers could have pulled off. “We’re just really psyched to play this whole thing live now,” states Clams matter-of-factly. “And it’s a whole revamp—new label, new producers, new logo—new everything.”

The band also head out on the road in spring of this year on a run of UK and European dates, including some already sold out rearranged shows and their biggest London show to date at The Forum. The full list of dates can be found HERE.

Bella Union Sign Warmduscher

Warmduscher have today shared Wild Flowers, a brand new track and their first for Bella Union. The first taster from their forthcoming, as yet unannounced, fourth album the track was written and recorded over lock down and is their take on finding solace in the absurdity of now. Watch the Ben Faircloth directed video below…

The perfect encapsulation of the band’s current direction, coming off as the disjointed rants of a madman ticking off the various indignities of his existence, slathered on top of a spiralling lounge-funk bassline, it may be the most expletive-laden rock song to go to radio in recent memory. The track came about when Clams was tasked with writing lyrics for a song Mr. Saltfingers Lovecraft had composed, and a pesky bout of writer’s block began to trip him up in the worst way.

“I kept doing that freaking track over and over, trying to do a kind of Talking Heads, ‘Once in a Lifetime’ thing. Then I just got to a point where I was like, ‘Ugh! Fuck this and fuck these motherfuckers!’ I sent the demo to the guys and they were laughing really hard. It’s a blessing and a curse, because if we start laughing, then we know we’re happy with the song. Sometimes it messes me up because people say we’re just jokers or whatever, but it’s like Nah man, we put a lot of work and effort into what we’re doing, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Wild Flowers pokes fun at the frustration the entire world felt during 2020, but does so in a way that’s darkly comedic, totally wild, and 100% Warmduscher.

The band will also head out on the road in spring of next year on a run of UK and European dates, including their biggest headline to date at The Forum in London.

Warmduscher released their last album, Tainted Lunch, in 2019 to widespread acclaim, including a slot as one of 6Music’s ‘Albums of the Year’.