Brighton based rockers Hot Juice formed in Jersey CI early 2018 by Shay Barker. Ever since they have been branding their sound on the UK’s rear end with loud gigs and exciting tracks guaranteed to get you up and throwing yourself about to their in-your-face beats and heavy riffs.
2019 album release ‘This is What You Want’ was complemented by 2 BBC Introducing Track of the weeks as well as a full album release playthrough show, relentless gigging – highlighted by Headlining the ‘Made in Jersey’ stage at Weekender festival, a Battle of the Bands win and a Southern UK tour.
Covid hit the world, but didn’t slow the boys down as Shay wrote the ‘Covid Tapes EP’ whilst isolating with Covid and recorded it shortly after. Covid Tapes EP got 2 glistening nationwide reviews published – 8/10 from Powerplay Magazine and 7/10, another BBC Introducing Track of the week for single ‘I Don’t Mind’. and a Arthouse Presents Live(Stream) showcase at Jersey’s largest venue.
In 2022 the band have crossed over to Brighton and look to push on from a great first 3 years with more gigs, festivals and some exciting new music.
“Hot Juice are a band that bring huge energy when they perform live. On top of that, their powerful sound translates into the recording studio and their debut album “This Is What You Want” is an absolute smash. They make it very easy for me to support them through BBC Music Introducing and as if that wasn’t enough – they are really sound guys as well.” Tim Hunter, BBC Music Introducing in the Channel Islands.