Label: Wax Bodega
Released: 12th May 2023
Despite being titled ‘Why Would I Watch’, Hot Mully have an album that demands attention. The alchemy of their technical prowess, raw emotions and killer hooks has found a balance and the legs to last an entire album this time around.
Charming and upbeat ‘Shouldn’t Have a Leg Hole But I Do’ hits the ground running, and from there, the good times and zany titles roll on. There are pop flourishes that expertly colour their anthems of angst, but it only takes an acoustic guitar and some mighty fine whistling to achieve complete devastation on ‘Betty’.
As the album begins to wind down, Hot Mulligan find a way to ramp up with a trio of tracks packed with ambition that feel deserving of the biggest stages. With this record, they’ve raised the bar for the newest generation of emo bands.