Hot and Cold
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Hot and Cold
Joshua Frank - Bass, vocals, keyboard
Simon Frank - Vocals, keyboard
Hot and Cold was formed in 1991 but only began playing music as late January 2005.
While brothers Joshua and Simon are Canadian, they consider themselves a Beijing band and have performed exclusively in China.
Their style varies from thrashing lo-fi loops to dreamy shoegaze. Sometimes two notes are better than twelve. Sometimes no notes are better than two.
In December 2006, Hot and Cold reunited and performed at the encouragement of White’s Zhang Shouwang and Shen Jing. They followed up with numerous performances during the summer of 2007.
Hot and Cold also play together and apart in experimental/punk/soul outfit Fear the Talon, improv- drone group Speak Chinese or Die! and the concrete solo/collective act 3951.
A song of theirs was featured in the So Rock! Magazine (no. 89) in August 2009.
August 8th 2009, they performed during the InMusic Festival 2009 on the Zhangbei Grasslands on the Stage 2.
On July 16th 2011, they performed at the Hot Cat Club. According to Beijing Gig Guide: Their music mixes muted electronic sounds with their guitars, and while I would probably say it’s droning, that doesn’t mean it’s boring. With a bigger audience more into it, this could be some of the city’s best electronic rock. I had a fun time watching these guys play, especially when they invited a Chinese friend to help take the reins as one of them proceeded to climb all over the stage and the back wall (see photo) and play with the lighting. On July 23rd, 2011, they performed at a pangbianr night at the Raying Template. According to Beijing Gig Guide: Then was Hot & Cold, who were as good as they were last weekend at Hot Cat, though there wasn’t anything to climb on this time.…
InMusic Festival 2009 - 2009, August
- Douban Group
- MP3 Monday with Hot & Cold on SmartShanghai.com
- Making the right noises - article in the China Daily by Mike Fuksman (2009-07-25)
- Blistering Eardrums, From New Delhi to Beijing - Interview by Pete DeMola on weliveinbeijing.com
- Interview on Indie Heart Attack (2009-08-25)
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2011-07-19). "Gig Review: pangbianr Night @ Hot Cat Club, 2011.07.16". Retrieved on 2011-07-21.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2011-07-24). "Gig Review: pangbianr Night @ Raying Temple, 2011.07.23". Retrieved on 2011-08-07.