Having stormed head first through the pandemonium of 2020, the Manchester-cum-Yorkshire quintet are back in their sulkily effervescent latest instalment.
Infused with nuances of agitation and unrest, Hot Money takes on a brooding and dusky persona, deviating away from the bands usual luminous soundscape. Opening to a combination of industriously resonant drums and devilishly fuzzy guitar riffs, the instrumentation saunters across your ears with a boastful flamboyance.
Sounding like the lovechild of a modern T-Rex and Australian outfit King Gizzard, sheer sonic tenacity meets lyrical swagger as we’re thrown head-first into a world of psychedelia, heavy surf-rock and 70’s glam-rock that you never want to leave. The rich and vibrant texture to each instrumental choice is this single’s apex, accompanied by the sulky sonority from frontman John McCullagh’s almost whispered vocals.
Teaming up with The Coral’s Ian Skelly, this new offering represents the groups dynamism and willingness to experiment with various styles, adding another charismatic string to their already illustrious bow. As we start to look optimistically at the turn of the year, Children Of The State are ready to bring their vigorous swagger into the hopeful horizon of 2021.