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Yawact!on Records
In shops on 23 January and online now at:
www.myspace.com/hotiqs  

Too bad FOX shut down “The O.C.” ‘cause the Hot IQs coulda been a contender for the umpteenth volume of the soundtrack.  With a style that is more rock-pop than pop-rock, this band is clearly ready to take over the dance floor.  They are a two guys, one girl trio from Denver (I wonder if they know “The Real World” kids…) who show no shortage of spunk. There’s definitely a flavor of the B-52s in here with the vocals of Eli Mishkin – somehow both sinister and soothing at the same time.  Of the five tracks on the EP, “Duck & Cover” is certainly the most delicious and a good iPod choice.  All in all, it’s fun and a little dark in its tone, exemplified by the wonderful album artwork of J Allen Till.  Take a listen.