Hot Mulligan have released another new song from the upcoming album ‘Why Would I Watch’out 12th May via Wax Bodega. Fans can check out the song and new music video for “Gans Media Retro Games” below:
“This song is about only seeing what I’m doing wrong,” explains vocalist Tades Sanville. “Seems like I drink and lose touch between what I’m saying and what I mean. Musically, this song has a cool little balancing act between distortion and that kinda ghost-y lead that I’m stoked about. It doesn’t really sound like something we’ve done before.”
Last month, with the announcement of the new album, the band released “Shhh! Golf Is On”, which is out now and can be heard here:https://lnk.to/HMwhywouldiwatch. The song has already amassed 1.5 million streams.
Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Romnes, ‘Why Would I Watch’ is Hot Mulligan at their loudest, their poppiest, and, ultimately, their most poignant: twinkly Midwestern emo guitars and mathy, synthy-heavy rhythms, Tades Sanville’s sandpaper vocals and indelible melodies. This lightning-in-a-bottle kinetic energy is encompassed on the aforementioned first single and in true Hot Mulligan fashion, a closer listen to the lyrics reveal an intense honesty that could get written off if you don’t pay attention.
Therein lies the true magic of Hot Mulligan, the push and pull of puns and pathos that might seem diametrically opposed at first but actually intersect to perfectly encapsulate life in a heavy, ADD-addled world.
The band don’t consider these groundbreaking topics, opting for more measured and at times resigned realism to deal with the melancholia and malaise of life’s ups and downs. “No one who’s depressed is crying all the time,” Sanville says. “The media likes to portray deep depression as sadness, but most of the time it’s indifference. That works its way into alternative comedy and shitposting. The two cultures collide perfectly. The titles are the shitposts and the songs are what everyone in this position actually feels.”
“Shhh! Golf is On” is about my mom. I’m asking her to die. Every time I hear about her, she’s a worse person than before,” says Tades on the song.
‘Why Would I Watch’ tracklisting
Shouldn’t Have a Leg Hole But I Do
It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad
And I Smoke
This Song is Called it’s Called What’s it Called
No Shoes in the Coffee Shop (Or Socks)
Christ Alive My Toe Dammit Hurts
Cock Party 2 (Better Than The First)
Shhhh! Golf is On
Gans Media Retro Games
Smahccked My Head Awf
John “The Rock” Cena, Can You Smell What the Undertaker
Pre-order/Pre-save ‘Why Would I Watch’ Here
Hot Mulligan will be heading on a headline tour in the UK/EU this spring
21st April – The Exchange, Bristol
22nd April – The Asylum, Birmingham
23rd April – The Key Club, Leeds
24th April – G2, Glasgow
26th April – Academy 3, Manchester
27th April – The Garage, London
28th April – The Joiners, Southampton
30th April – Trix, Antwerp
1st May – Gebaeude 9, Cologne
Tickets on sale HERE
The band is also performing at each date of the upcoming Sad Summer Festival and When We Were Young Festival 2023 in Las Vegas, NV.