Hot For Crime Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True “Irish Style”

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LA’s hardest-hitting rock n’ roll band Hot For Crime is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in true “Irish Style” with their brand new music video. Fans can watch it now, below.

This one is a barroom blitz worthy of Thin Lizzy,” shares vocalist Mick Patterson on the track.

Earlier this month Hot For Crime released their highly anticipated debut singles “You Ain’t Mine” and “Irish Style”, teasing fans with just a hint of what’s to come. Stream both tracks here, and stay tuned for more coming soon.

Hot For Crime played their inaugural show at LA’s iconic Viper Room last year for their “AP/ART” event, ripping through eleven new songs as they performed to a sold-out crowd. Live Music News And Review was lucky enough to catch the set first-hand; they shared: “The group has a memorable presence and easy camaraderie interplay onstage that draws the listener in. Hot For Crime seems destined for success…” The band set the venue place ablaze again just weeks later for a special Halloween show.

Hot For Crime will return to the stage later this year, bringing their unmatched live show and infectious energy.

About Hot For Crime

Hot for Crime plays timeless rock ‘n’ roll music – guitar, bass, and drums – in the classic tradition, equally influenced by the ‘60s and ‘70s greats, all the way up to the modern day. Their debut album meant to be played loud, preferably on your car stereo, with the top down, as you speed along L.A.’s fabled Sunset Strip, where they fit right in.

The album was produced by Drew Fulk, who has more than 10 #1 Billboard Rock tracks on his resume, having worked with Disturbed, A Day to Remember, Ice Nine Kills, Yelawolf, Bullet for My Valentine, Illenium, Motionless in White, Highly Suspect and Papa Roach, as well as rappers Lil Peep and Lil Wayne. Fulk also has his own publishing company, In the Cut, through BMG, and recently inked a new deal for his songwriting with Mike Caren’s APG.

The band formed in 2022, echoing classic Los Angeles origin stories like The Doors’ Jim Morrison meeting Ray Manzarek, a fellow UCLA film student, on Venice Beach – which is where vocalist Mick Patterson reconnected with his childhood friend, bassist Paul O’Malley, to launch what would become Hot for Crime.  The group was named by Mick after a 1955 French novel about the feverish passion of a criminal being released from prison, arriving in Paris with $5 and ready to cause havoc. With the addition of rhythm guitarist Chris Purvis, then lead guitarist Miles Buckley (son of Journey’s Neal Schon) and drummer Danny Thompson, who has played with both Scott Weiland, David Foster,  Joe Bonamassa and Alan Parsons, the resulting songs’ propulsive choruses’ channel everything from the Stones, AC/DC and Prince to The Clash, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Pretenders, Descendants and Rancid.

“We all have pretty wide musical tastes,” says Patterson, who played in bands in Houston while working on oil rigs. “It’s an eclectic group with varied influences.”

After spending some time in Nashville, Miles Buckley moved to L.A. from the Bay Area four years ago to play, teach, and try to break into the business writing music and scores for film and TV. A blues-rock aficionado, who discovered B.B., Albert and Freddy King through Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and the late Jeff Beck, he also picked up on prog-rock and subsequently post-punk bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Pavement and System of a Down. In Hot for Crime, Buckley’s angular riffs are sharp and attenuated like the best emo-pop-punk… stating their case and getting to the next hook.

Patterson sees a current vacuum for “a definitive L.A. rock ‘n’ roll band” that he hopes Hot for Crime can fill. “We’re not making disposable pop music,” the vocalist/lyricist insists. “We believe in putting out the best songs, with the best words, performed by the best musicians. We won’t release something if it sucks. There will be no filler on this record.”

“This isn’t rocket science, we’re not reinventing the wheel… it just feels good, it sounds right,” laughs Miles, who dubs himself the band’s musical director while Mick is “the brains behind the madness.”

“Music is the universal language, and the last bit of magic left on the planet,” says Patterson, quoting a tattoo worn by bandmate Miles. “At the end of the day, it’s not about being the biggest band in the world, it’s about making the best songs. If we do that, everything else will fall into place. People will find us.”

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