Thursday, June 7

SAHARA HOTNIGHTS


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 >>>

Jun 14 2007 8:00P/Hultsfredsfestivalen/Hultsfred
Jun 28 2007 8:00P/Sofiero Slott/Helsingborg
Jun 29 2007 8:00P/Peace and Love/Borlänge
Jun 30 2007 8:00P/Stadsfesten/Skellefteå
Jul 5 2007 8:00P/Strömsunds Marknad/Strömsund
Jul 6 2007 8:00P/Gatufesten/Sundsvall
Jul 7 2007 8:00P/Ruisrock/Turku/Åbo
Jul 20 2007 8:00P/Rockoff Festivalen/Mariehamn
Jul 21 2007 8:00P/Fästningen/Varberg

From the LP WHAT IF LEAVING IS A LOVING THING, 2007 >>>
[
MP3] [VID] "Cheek to Cheek"
[
MP3] "Visit to Vienna"

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"

4 comments:

Jeff said...

until this post i had only heard of hot night crash. just passed it off as one hit something or other. thank you for giving me a little more to go on. good stuff!

Anonymous said...

im really impressed with your blog! you have covered a lot of artists that I love and im thrilled to be able to download an mp3 of a favorite song.
keep it up!

molotov said...

Thanks for the feedback. It's always appreciated.

Cialis Online said...

you know, is great like see band like this, formed by common people, and the voice of those women oh my!!! is like hear angels, definitely know I see why you name this site plague of angels.