It’s still over a month until Pottery finally release their debut album Welcome to Bobby’s Motel, but if you needed any more reason to be excited for it then just check out the latest offering from it, “Hot Heater”. They say:
“While there are hints of environmental themes on this one, we mainly wanted to make a disco song with a robotic feeling, something that could be easily chanted. Austin was originally really interested in heat as a musical concept/feeling – some of the early album titles we threw around were Hot Hot Hot and Sun Fever – and there are a bunch of other heat references on the album [see previous single ‘Hot Like Jungle’]. In the studio he’d be joking around and yelling stuff at us like “let’s make it hot!” right before a take. A lot of that didn’t end up totally sinking in, but some did… like on this song.”
“Hot Heater” is immediately redolent of classic Talking Heads, both in its intricate use of rhythm and its paranoid delivery. As Pottery delve deeper into the sweaty psychosis that is “Hot Heater” they get more loose-limbed and vocal, and we can practically hear the perspiration whipping off them as they flail and groove together in this musical sauna.
Pottery’s debut album Welcome to Bobby’s Motel comes out through Partisan Records on June 26.