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Alternative // Drogheda/Dublin, Dublin

Drogheda/Dublin based band hotgirl began as the bedroom project of
singer/songwriter Ashley Abbedeen, when she threw a lofi, trip-hop
style demo of hotgirl’s first single ‘Jam’ on Soundcloud in July 2021. Wanting to put a
band together, she posted an Instagram call-out which caught the
attention of guitarist Sophie Boxwell, who eventually auditioned
successfully for the band. Drummer Nick Stanley (aka Muttonhead)
and bassist Jake Hurley (aka Local Boy) later entered the mix after
stumbling across Jam on Soundcloud. Eager to book hotgirl for one of
their Burner Records showcases, they ended up filling in on drums and
bass when the band was stuck. The band bonded over their love of music
and hatred of the scene.

Since the addition of her fellow bandmates, the music evolved from
its humble lofi, DIY style origins into a full soundscape of noisy, melodic
dissonance that has come to define the band’s sound. With Boxwell
offering angular lead lines, Hurley bringing chromatic crunch on bass,
and Stanley adding impressive punchy backbeats, hotgirl’s unique and
distinctive sound is what separates them from other bands.

hotgirl released their debut EP Sick Sad World December 1st 2023, with singles from it landing on Spotify's biggest playlists such as New Music Friday UK, Fresh Finds UK & IE and All New Punk. The band have played showcase gigs in Ireland such as Ireland Music Week 2023 (rated #2 in top ten artists to see by The Goo) where they played to a packed out crowd in the Grand Social, as well as playing the main venue at Whelan's Ones to Watch 2024. They have also swung some prime support slots with acts such as with Krooked Kings, Fraulein and SPRINTS. They had their debut London performance in The Windmill, Brixton recently.