Tho Hots- S/T CD. A strong vocal presence and aggressive guitar playing populates the first official release from Sydney, Australia’s The Hots. Now based in Los Angeles the core unit of the group is solidified by vocalist Foxie Kelly and guitarist Ronnie Simmons. For those who follow Aussie Rock ‘n Roll you already know that Ronnie cut his teeth playing for Rose Tattoo, The Screaming Jets and many more and his exceptionally strong guitar playing really shines through on this disc. They say a band is the sum of it’s parts and that definitely rings true for the Hots. On one hand it’s apparent that their music pays homage to the classic Aussie rock sounds of the Cosmic Pyschos, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC and the Powder Monkeys playing fresh and totally riff-energized rock ‘n roll. And on the other hand Foxie Kelly’s strong empowering female vocals definitely take their sounds down the long winding road of bad-ass, touch chick rock ‘n rollers like the Runaways, Girlschool and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. A very potent combination that really makes the Hots music stand out given the bands raw, unbridled enthusiasm for the songs that they’re playing. It’s rock ‘n roll to the fuckin’ core baby and I love every minute of. Produced by legendary Aussie producer Mark Opitz who produced AC/CD’s ‘Powerage’. Recommended.