Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hotspur Onstage Article

Here's what they said:

"Sir Henry Hotspur Percy’s contribution to history was leading an unsuccessful siege against King Henry IV thereby giving rise to the term “hotspur” — meaning a rash and hotheaded man. A mere 600 years later, a band from Rockville, Maryland has taken the name and given it an update. These days Hotspur signifies something less headstrong, more heartstrong. Think soaring power pop that leads a successful siege against moderation. Sweeping pianos, chugging guitar distortion, dancey rhythms and epic choruses all combine to create a radio ready collection of storm and stress, love and loathing. On the single “Chandelier,” front man Joe Mach oozes obsession as he sings, “You’ve made it crystal clear / You are the chandelier / And I am the floor beneath you / So low I cannot reach you.” A verbal craft master, Mach injects the music with a good dose of drama, making each line crackle with emotion. But lest you think Hotspur is a band of boldfaced romantics, they do sell booty shorts through their merch store with the tagline, “Drop it like it’s Hotspur.” Sir Henry would be proud."

See it here .... OurStage Blog

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