Manchester band Children of the State are back with new single and video Hot Money, the first track from their upcoming EP.

The single is due for release on 16 October and marks the band’s first release since basing themselves in Manchester.

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Hot Money was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street and Elevator Studios alongside the rest of their self-released EP Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame.  The band worked alongside The Coral’s Ian Skelly on the EP which was engineered by Chris Taylor and have described the track as “a sleazy observation of greed and hyper-capitalism with a German bridge which describes cash as the science of the entire world.”

Hot Money follows the success of their release earlier this year of Big Sur.

Speaking about EP, the band commented, “Throughout the EP we wanted to give a feeling of unease and paranoia, so we put a lot of the instrument tracks through an old, broken tape machine which gives the tremolo effect and the feeling that something isn’t quite right.”

Made up of John McCullagh, Nathan Keeble, Corey Clifton, Conor O’Reilly and Harry Eland, the band’s blend of 70s glam rock, 60s nostalgia and electronica influences have landed them festival slots at the likes of Tramlines, Circafest and YANA Festival as well as support slots with Temples, The Mysterines and Elephant Stone.

image of Children of the State courtesy Liv Kenny