Album Review: Hot Hot Heat – ‘Future Breeds’ (Dine Alone)

This album may crackle and fiz with electro-punk-tinged invention but it's no match for 'Bandages'

After releasing four albums of varying quality over the last decade, we think it’s fair to say that Hot Hot Heat’s career has turned rather tepid of late. Still, the Vancouver-based geek-funk group are making a good fist of it on their fifth opus and, for the most part, ‘Future Breeds’ crackles and fizzes with electro-punk-tinged invention. The jerky ‘Implosionatic’ and the stuttering sex-pop stomp of the title track crank the temperature up a notch and are definite album highlights, but if you’re looking for more sonic salvos in the vein of past hit ‘Bandages’, then you’ll have to join Theo Walcott on the ‘bitterly disappointed’ bench.

Edwin McFee

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