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Hotels – Hydra

Recent signees to the evergreen Australian imprint Hidden Shoal Recordings, New York/Seattle-based troupe Hotels burst into life with ‘Hydra’, an impossibly catchy, keyboard led single from forthcoming album “Where Hearts Go Broke” ( due for a Valentines Day release).

Featuring snappy percussion, sci-fi synths (think Grandaddy meets Stereolab) and a chorus that could fill Indie charts and dancefloors the world over, it’s strange for a song that tells the tale of a doomed romance to sound so quirky and irresistible. The collision of new-wave and dream-pop dynamics here, though, will have the pleasure endorphins accelerating up your spine towards your brain in no time.

Other tracks on their myspace profile suggest that this single is just one of the many guises used by Hotels, which piques the interest somewhat for the forthcoming long-player. ‘Hydra’, though, is smart, succinct, sassy and just that little bit special.



Download ‘Hydra’ mp3 Until February 13th only