Hot Flash Heat Wave, sprang out of the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album Neapolitan. Influenced by dream pop, psychedelia, and post-punk. The is Adam Abildgaard, Nick Duffy, and Ted Davis. The trio met in high school through a shared interest in music. Maintaining a DIY ethos instilled by their teenage roots in the Davis/Sacramento punk scene, the group still creates most of their artwork and merchandise themselves. Continuing their habit of self-reinvention, the band has garnered growing attention with the early 2019 release of a short-but-sweet EP, titled Mood Ring, and a self-made music video for its leading single “Glo Ride.” The band’s current single “Grudge,” is a taste off their forthcoming release, was mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Porches.), The band recently released a video for their”Grudge,” we think you will dig it.
Hot Flash Heat Wave on “Grudge:”
“”Grudge” is about internal dialogue and the cyclical thoughts that inform depression, anxiety, and other dark headspaces. The verses of the track talk about feelings of isolation, inconsolable loneliness and the storylines that lead us to crisis. The chorus mantra ‘It’s all in my head’ is the breakthrough moment when I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and accept my life for what it is. I think everybody is capable of so much more than they believe, but society tells us over and over to limit ourselves to what is safe and practical, to fit into a box, and it causes so much misery. These emotions we all experience should be less stigmatized– we need more resources for mental health and emotional support, and that’s why I feel like it’s important to sing about. There are many tangible problems in this world, but the greatest obstacle toward happiness in most of our lives is mental, an inward journey of healing and self acceptance.”