In the waning years of the ‘70s, just as punk was getting it’s foothold in its various forms of art, a band like Hot Springs would have caused me to stand and take notice. With a singer that has a timbre of voice not unlike Robert Plant, which the band plays off of well, Hot Springs would have had things looking good for them. But we live in a new time, with a new way of music. A band like Hot Springs will be noticed, no doubt about that, but can they garner the same intensity of attention as they might have back then? I’m betting yes.
You'll love the the old-school rock of “Headrush.” With its old-school lyricism, and the straight ahead rock of the opener track, you’ll be caught in a vortex of classic music that you will be intrigued with for some months. The magnificent voice comes courtesy of one hot, rebellious girl by the name of Giselle Webber. And wouldn’t you know it, she also writes these great songs. She’s been paying attention…lots of it. This already tells me that she is miles above many of the so-called female pop and rock stars that work today.
There’s a little anti-war (“Tiny Islands”) where confusion and escape are the only thing, some lesbian lust with some frustration (“Pink Money” – you figure it out), and 8 more great songs that should not go unnoticed. “Hairy and Airee” is one great song that demands to be enjoyed. I’m recommending a run to MySpace to hear some songs and then a click to pick up a copy for yourself. Volcano is great stuff for all age groups.
If I’m in the music business, primarily A&R, it is already a no-brainer that I’d pick up Hot Springs and develop them further. Hot Springs is my label signing of the year, if I had control of one of the biggies.