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:
HOT MULLIGAN with SPANISH LOVE SONGS
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.