Hot Hot Heat - Steve Bays on pop and punk, the best UK venues, building a recording studio, and hit single Bandages

Episode 22,  Sep 05, 2020, 05:00 AM

Canada's finest Hot Hot Heat became huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic after their debut album Make Up The Breakdown landed in 2002.

Singer Steve Bays tells The Boys in the Band Podcast the story of their rise and what came next - from touring with the world's biggest bands to fusing punk, pop and dance beats... and why their breakthrough single came to be about Bandages!

We examine all five albums, why they took their recording budget and built their own studio - and what Steve thought of being called a peacock by Carl Barat! 

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Written, presented and produced by Peter Smith and Richard Gallagher

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*Recorded on 2 September 2020*