A Hard Edge Meets a Soft Core: The Burning Hotels
Having enjoyed the success of their debut album, "Novels", the impressive
new band The Burning Hotels recently took the stage at Sauce. The
dark-clad, masculine foursome proved true to the nature of their name with
the intensity of their set.
Band members Chance Morgan, Matt Mooty, Marley Whistler, Wyatt Adams may
indeed be All-American Texas boys, but their musical style indicates
influences from far and distant places. With their heavy bass guitar and
epic powerful vocals they struck the audience with a post-punk meets 1970's
enthusiasm, that literally left the crowd transfixed. Chance Morgan's
scratching and haunting vocals brings to mind memories of Muse's early
successes, with a wistfulness easily associated with Coldplay.
Their solid, hard rock sound is chillingly reminiscent to that of Interpol,
and the overall experience of The Burning Hotels can be compared to a
complex combination between a hard metallic edge and a soft core. The band
presented a dynamic interplay between opposing music styles, alongside two
guitarists sharing vocals. This is the kind of band we want to continually
see in Minnesota, but rarely do. Definitely worth checking out.
To Whom It May Concern - The Burning Hotels