Take half of Supergrass, add a respected producer, throw in a bunch of classic tunes and you’ll end up with The Hot Rats.
This side project has seen Gaz (the one with the impressive sideburns) and Danny (the Primrose Hill one) from the Oxford four-piece team up with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in the studio. And having played a clutch of festival dates over the summer, The Hot Rats come to the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on 15 October.
Don’t expect to hear Alright, Caught by the Fuzz or any other Britpop classics from the duo on stage. Their act consists of reworked songs from the likes of Gang of Four, The Kinks and Sex Pistols. It would probably be a disservice to call them a covers band, although their version of Drive My Car does sound strikingly similar to the original.