Photo credit: Black Umbrella Photography
Toronto-based, Hot Lips are quite active on the Toronto indie music scene! We were stoked to catch up with them recently so that we can properly introduce you to this wonderful three-piece alternative electro-pop band before their upcoming show that we will be covering (see below).
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We came together in the past year as three seasoned Toronto musicians from various projects and wanted to do something different. You’ll never find a band this loud that doesn’t have a guitar.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style
We’re the illegitimate love child of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nine Inch Nails and The Ramones. Being that every member of the band is a multi-instrumentalist, our goal is to write accessible melodically driven electronic rock.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have our single release show coming up on February 3rd at The Cameron house. We come from an era where the merit of the band comes from their live performances. Our live show is hard to describe because none of us have ever seen it. We’re constantly touring so check out our Facebook page for pictures and upcoming live dates.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
We’re releasing a song called American Hardcore on February 3rd. All the information can be found via our Facebook & Instagram pages.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
July Talk, Mother Mother, and D.O.A. We constantly feel grateful that for such a big country with a small population, there’s a tremendous amount of talent.
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.