Similar To: Joel Plaskett, Wilco, Attack in Black, The Weakerthans, Hey Rosetta!
2012 was quite the year for Hunger Hush. Building on previous success that saw them perform with the likes of Daniel Wesley, Current Swell, July Talk, and The Details, the Calgary-based indie rockers released a new three-song EP, were selected as a top ten finalist for the X92.9 Xposure contest, and were announced as an official selection for Canadian Music Fest 2013.
This recent recognition will come as no surprise to fans of Hunger Hush, who have watched the band grow from trumpet-infused garage rock into something both leaner and more robust. Returning to the studio with Alberta notable Lorrie Matheson (Samantha Savage Smith, Rae Spoon) allowed the band to distill the strongest elements of their 2011 self-titled EP into 2012√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Hot & Cold Air √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú a three-song burst of energy that could as easily inspire a night out as reminisce over one. The lyrics in these songs are sharper, the guitars more driving, and horn accents have evolved into full-blown hooks. The EP is a bold, concise move √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú a sign of things to come from a band already finding its strengths, and a vivid snapshot of one of Calgary√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s most promising young acts.