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Hot as Sun: The Satellite- Monday October 24th, 2011 reviewed

With synth-driven songs, a big emphasis on vocals (that woman has some pipes!) and drumbeats, the quartet Hot as Sun, described elsewhere as a female duo, knows how to produce this kind of dreamy pop anthems, Reminding me of several things at the same time when I was watching them playing at the Satellite on Monday night; but I could not put exactly my finger on what they were reminiscent of, the 80s? Kate Bush? 

Jamie Jackson’s big ethereal voice was surging over the music she was producing with her omnichord, creating this ascending sonic atmosphere, and building some momentum which would eventually explode at a higher level during some songs or not during other ones.
   
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Jamie Jackson with lyricist, singer, and visual artist Deborah Stoll are the founders of the band, and, with their slowly expanding songs, they know how to communicate their glittered-fantasy-reverie-vision (their website is hot pink and they have released an EP with a Pegasus on the cover: http://hotassun.bandcamp.com).

Their electronic beats mixed with guitar and drums played by two guys (one had a DIY big red heart on his t-shirt, so cute!) on the catchy ‘Come Come’, or the flamboyant-soundtrack-for-big-productions ‘Only a woman’, or the uplifting-soothing ‘Don’t crowd around the light’ made quite an impression on the crowd at the Satellite.

And the crowd was even happier when they played some serious dance numbers, and other songs combining both sounds, their synth-pop-catching-soaring anthems with dance beats.

Hot as Sun? Hot indeed! They even played an irresistibly cool and re-invented cover of Van Halen’s ‘Hot for Teacher’!

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