Smoking Hot Quickie – Hot Lips
Written by Ralph Renna on October 11, 2019
RRX:Give us a little history on the band?
HOT LIPS:Karli had been seeking out to pursue a project of her own after years of drumming for various indie metal, industrial and punk projects. After hearing a demo that Karli put out, Keith, a touring and working drummer, immediately met with Karli and they began jamming. Shortly thereafter, Alex came along adding the necessary bass and grit and the band was formed.
RRX:We are all curious on where the name hotlips originated?
HOTLIPS:It came to us after a night of Goldschlager and tabasco. I guess you had to be there.
RRX:What inspires and influences the musical writing process?
RRX:Karli is the principal songwriter. She draws inspiration from a lot of darker themes which surround our daily existence; themes that seem more relevant every day. Some influences of ours that inspire us are IAMX, Wolf Alice, Nine Inch Nails and Killing Joke to name a few.
RRX:What do you bring to your live shows that’s unique?
HOTLIPS:We are a three piece that sounds like a much bigger band. Our sounds are exclusively produced by synths, bass guitar and drums. We’re an engaging live band that brings a lot of energy both visually and sonically
RRX:What does 2020 hold for hotlips?
HOTLIPS:We’re currently planning on touring more extensively in the US and Europe in addition to continually releasing new material.
RRX: What would be a dream tour for the band ?
HOTLIPS: One that hits every continent.
See Toronto’s (Hot Lips)- Live at Unihog Hoosick Falls NY Saturday October 26, 2019