Singles Only 2020: Hotknives – Specular

Hotknives – Specular

Release Date: 30th October 2020

Genre: Post-Hardcore

Is there a better place in the world to be than Canada? Interesting wildlife, a general disdain for all things dyed orange and a hotbed of alternative music. Joining the likes of Cancer Bats, Alexisonfire and Billy Talent we have bands like Hotknives and their take on post-hardcore.

‘Specular’ is their latest effort and comes at you full throttle, balls-out, yes somehow still with a tender side hidden away in there too. The contrasting style of vocals is beautiful and feels being carried along through a storm at sea, perfectly capturing the meaning of the title.

‘Specular’ may feel like it is a couple of letters away from being a real word but if you just drop the word into your favourite search engine while listening it will all start to make sense.

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