Hot Mulligan have announced an Autumn tour with Spanish Love Songs.  The tour will see the bands play across the UK for seven shows before heading over to Europe.

Full dates below:


1st September – Stylus, Leeds

2nd September – Academy 2, Manchester

3rd September – The Garage, Glasgow

5th September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th September – SWX, Bristol

7th September – Electric Ballroom, London

8th September – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

Tickets On Sale Wednesday 3rd May 10am

The record was Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Romnes, ‘Why Would I Watch’ is Hot Mulligan at their loudest, their poppiest, and, ultimately, their most poignant: twinkly Midwestern emo guitars and mathy, synthy-heavy rhythms, Tades Sanville’s sandpaper vocals and indelible melodies. This lightning-in-a-bottle kinetic energy is encompassed on the aforementioned first single and in true Hot Mulligan fashion, a closer listen to the lyrics reveal an intense honesty that could get written off if you don’t pay attention.

Therein lies the true magic of Hot Mulligan, the push and pull of puns and pathos that might seem diametrically opposed at first but actually intersect to perfectly encapsulate life in a heavy, ADD-addled world.

The band don’t consider these groundbreaking topics, opting for more measured and at times resigned realism to deal with the melancholia and malaise of life’s ups and downs. “No one who’s depressed is crying all the time,” Sanville says. “The media likes to portray deep depression as sadness, but most of the time it’s indifference. That works its way into alternative comedy and shitposting. The two cultures collide perfectly. The titles are the shitposts and the songs are what everyone in this position actually feels.”

“Shhh! Golf is On” is about my mom. I’m asking her to die. Every time I hear about her, she’s a worse person than before,” says Tades on the song.

‘Why Would I Watch’ tracklisting

Shouldn’t Have a Leg Hole But I Do

It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad

And I Smoke

This Song is Called it’s Called What’s it Called

No Shoes in the Coffee Shop (Or Socks)

Christ Alive My Toe Dammit Hurts


Cock Party 2 (Better Than The First)

Shhhh! Golf is On

Gans Media Retro Games

Smahccked My Head Awf

John “The Rock” Cena, Can You Smell What the Undertaker

Pre-order/Pre-save ‘Why Would I Watch’ Here


Since forming in Lansing, Michigan, in 2014, the college friends – vocalist Tades Sanville, guitarists Chris Freeman and Ryan Malicsi and drummer Brandon Blakeley – have ascended from basements to buzz band on the back of two beloved albums, 2018’s Pilot and 2020’s ‘you’ll be fine’. Now, bolstered by 140 million Spotify streams, a sold-out nationwide headlining tour, support slots for the likes of The Wonder Years and New Found Glory and headlines in Alternative Press and Rock Sound, the band’s third cements their evolution as one the most versatile and profoundly moving bands in the underground.

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