No Hot Ashes formed in Stockport in 2012 and were originally influenced by the likes of early Arctic Monkeys and The Stone Roses before developing their trademark disco funk sound. Comprising of Isaac Taylor (vocals/guitar), Luigi Di Vuono (guitar/vocals), Jack Walsh (bass) and Matthew Buckley (drums), they have now surpassed 2 million Spotify plays and gathered a nation-wide fanbase.
The vibrant post-punk-come-funk-pop band have since adopted a bio from Clash magazine which described them as “the poster boys for a new age” with “lyrics about love, heartache, getting pissed and politics”. Currently signed to the independent record label Modern Sky UK (The Blinders, The Slow Readers Club, Spinn) based in Liverpool, they have racked up an eclectic discography that has intrigued a vast amount of avid listeners.
They released their breakthrough bass-heavy singles ‘Goose’ and ‘Skank’ in 2014; the period in which Di Vuono said they truly began to find their sound. After working with producer Gavin Monaghan (JAWS, Editors, The Sherlocks), No Hot Ashes have refined their contemporary 70s and 80s-inspired tracks, full of eccentric melodies and tight funky rhythms. Their debut EP Skint Kids Disco was released in March this year, which Gigslutz called “A fitting ode to No Hot Ashes’ ability to be both incredibly cool and shamelessly fun, [it] has the ability to fill any dancefloor”. The title track as well as slower bop ‘Eight Till Late’ have also become regular hits on Radio X and BBC Radio 6.
No Hot Ashes have a supported many reputable bands on tour including Spring King, Blossoms and The Amazons, as well as having played major festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Y Not, Neighborhood and Tramlines. Where their music gives more of a pop feel, their live shows allow for their underlying punk image to come through as their rowdy sets are not ones to be easily forgotten.