Hot Drugs

Hot Drugs are one of Wellington’s best-kept-secret party bands, bringing together 60s grooves and horns with angular synth tones and vocals. Fronted by Cooki of Strange Stains solo fame, the rhythm section is comprised of Matt Pants and Jo Contag (The Golden Awesome, Raskolnikovs, Bad Statistics, Cavalier and Bremworth, Ferocious), with horn tones provided by Sharon Boyd and Andrew Leggott (Raskolnikovs, The Wart). Think B-52s meets the Zombies meets Norma Tenga meets Kim Fowley meets David Lynch meets Lydia Lunch.

"They're awesome. They're sort of real, crowd rocking, lounge music, just real dancey shit. It's weird and cool. They've got a horn section, keyboard player, and then a real sweet rhythm section "

Joel Cosgrove