The vibe? Surfer pop meets post punk—it’s electric, it’s richly melodic, it’s Hot Flash Heat Wave. This San Francisco quartet is hot off the release of their sophomore album, Soaked, which combines their signature dirty guitar riffs with a range of inventive tones and techniques. Between upbeat and energetic tracks like “San Francisco Dating Life” and softer gems like “Shotgun”, HFHW have proven their sound to be practically undefinable—an illuminating combination of more genres than we can pinpoint.
If the their one-of-a-kind sound wasn’t enough to put us under their spell, the band's music videos finish the job. Garnering well-deserved attention and support in the wake of their self-produced visuals, the group—Adam Abildgaard, Nick Duffy, Ted Davis, Nathaniel Blum—continued to earn buzz last year while on their first nationwide tour.
Now, the band's hitting the road yet again, making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Philadelphia, and more throughout the month of March. We caught up with the dream pop four-piece to get a feel for what they’ll be jamming to while traveling from city to city. Check out their playlist below featuring tracks from Ross from Friends, Telex, and Good Morning, then press play on their latest single, “Glo Ride” below!