1: How did you decide on the name, “Hot Dress"?
In the early stages of the band we were just playing covers without a name, but once we had our first show coming up we realized we’d have to pick something. We spammed a bunch of random names in our band group chat just to have something for the time being and landed on “Hot Dress”, a lyric from the song QYURRYUS by The Voidz... We’ve stuck with it since then.
2: What inspires you to create?
We’re all pretty passionate about music so that’s definitely a huge piece of it. It’s also a lot of fun to work with each other, the creative process is something that doesn’t really get stale for us.
3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?
Make what you want to make and just have fun with it. Don’t change your music or art to fit what other people want to see or hear. Other than that we’re honestly not too sure ourselves, we haven’t been doing this long...
4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?
Each of us have similar tastes in music but we’re all very open minded to different genres and styles especially when we show each other music. Having friends show you new music definitely makes it more digestible. There are countless bands that we’ve shown each other and grown to individually love so much so that we’ve seen some of them live together. We just went to see black midi a few weeks ago!
5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)
We mostly find out about music through different social medias, word of mouth from friends, and Spotify curated playlists. Oh and The Needledrop, he tells us whether or not we can like an album.
6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)
Despite the fact that some of us have CD and vinyl collections, we all mostly stream music from our phones and computers. Speaking of vinyls though, we have a live session with Leesta Vall that we’ll be putting on vinyl later this summer so stay tuned.
7: How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?
Social media has definitely impacted the music business, it’s a great resource for advertising and marketing. But once again we don’t know a ton about the music business since we haven’t been doing this long.
8: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?
We all have different answers for this one so I’ll list them below:
Max: Cage The Elephant
Caleb: Dance Gavin Dance
9: If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?
We ABSOLUTELY have different answers for this one too:
Andrew: The Strokes
Max: Idles or black midi
10: What was the inspiration for your song “Supermodel”?
“Supermodel” pulls from a lot of the alternative/hardcore bands that we all enjoy. It was the first song that we ever worked on together so it was definitely a learning experience. Lyrically, the song deals with the anger and frustration of a failed relationship. The narrator sees their ex-partner for who they really are despite the front that the person puts up for others.