Hotline TNT

November 3rd, 2023


Hotline TNT unleash their fuzzy shoegaze noise pop with 2 new singles and new album announcement


I just returned from Riot Fest and one of the highlights of the weekend was witnessing Hotline TNT play their brand of 90s inspired noise pop at a small club after show. The guitars were loud and distorted in the best possible ways, and after hearing their live performance and listening to their two new singles "Protocol" and "I Thought You'd Change" on repeat, I can confidently say that this is an album people are going to want to hear. If you're a fan of all things 90s inspired shoegaze and noise pop, with walls of guitars and big melodies, don't sleep on this. There's been a big revival of bands combining elements of 90s shoegaze, punk, grunge, noise-pop, hardcore and emo over the past few years, so if you like that kind of thing, these guys do it right. You can also check out the press release below, stream the new singles from the forthcoming LP, and pre-order the new album. This should be a good one, and that's an understatement!

RIYL: Milly, Toner, Ovlov, Hum, Nothing

By Jason Gordon
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Hotline TNT, the project of Brooklyn-based musician Will Anderson will release their new album and Third Man Records debut titled "Cartwheel", out November 3rd, 2023. The band has also released its lead single “I Thought You’d Change” which follows the previously shared single "Protocol" both which can be streamed below. With Cartwheel, Anderson made the leap, as he’s often done in love and life and music, and ended up making one of the year’s most sweeping and affirming statements. Cartwheel is an endlessly romantic testament to reaching for something that slips forever out of grasp. “I Thought You’d Change” the bands latest single turns up the tempo and turns the tables, allowing two jilted lovers to offer their bemused but bummed takes on what happened between them. “There’s a part of me that still feels weird,” Anderson admits as the drums cave in around him, wondering if there’s still a chance even as he knows that there probably shouldn’t be.

Following the previously-shared shoegaze pop single “Protocol, latest single ”I Thought You’d Change” is presented alongside a video directed by Eric Rahill. Of the song, Anderson says “This song is about wanting a friendship to turn into something more, seeing it happen against all odds, wondering if it was the right thing to do, then wanting it to change back to a friendship or even a secret third style of attachment that I can’t identify or hold onto. This is the first time I’ve written a song that switches back and forth between two narrators, and I’m not sure which words are supposed to be mine and which are from my lover.”

Cartwheel is the band’s follow-up to their 2021 LP Nineteen In Love, a record that’s influence has spread through fervent word-of-mouth these last couple of years. Be on the lookout for more on their new LP in the coming months.