Thursday, June 7
The four young ladies that make up SAHARA HOTNIGHTS -- Maria, Johanna, Jennie, and Josephine -- came together as teenagers in the small town of Robertsfors, Sweden to put a distaff spin on the then-going-great-guns grunge movement.
Channeling aspects of other tough-chicks-with-dirty-riffs rockers -- THE RUNAWAYS; THE DONNAS -- Sahara Hotnights began to garner international attention with their second record, 2001's JENNIE BOMB (it certainly didn't hurt that fellow Swedes THE HIVES were blowing up right about then; "Hate to Say I Told You So" was the "Young Folks" of its day).
To my mind, JENNIE BOMB remains the Hotnights' best work to date. Subsequent efforts -- including this year's terribly-titled WHAT IF LEAVING IS A LOVING THING -- have tended to tilt toward the slicker, poppier domain of countrymen THE SOUNDS. Not that that's a BAD thing, exactly. It's just that a few rough edges tend to keep things interesting, while filing them down too smooth has a way of trapping even the most promising artists in a safe-but-sterile limbo-land. That way stagnation lies.
SAHARA HOTNIGHTS on MySPACE.
SAHARA HOTNIGHTS strutting their stuff >>>
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From the LP WHAT IF LEAVING IS A LOVING THING, 2007 >>>
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From the LP KISS & TELL, 2004 >>>
[MP3] [VID] "Who Do You Dance For?"
[MP3] "Keep Calling My Baby"
From the LP JENNIE BOMB, 2001 >>>
[MP3] "Are You Happy Now?"
[MP3] "Fire Alarm"
From the LP C'MON LET'S PRETEND, 1999 >>>
[MP3] "Too Cold for You"
[MP3] [VID] "Drive Dead Slow"