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Hot Evil

by Mikey Manville

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‘Hot Evil’ bears the weight of the Ukrainian Soul. Honouring his roots, Mikey Manville has collected his thoughts and planted songwriting seeds with themes of anger, reflection and hope for his invaded motherland. With unsettling, overdriven guitars carried into a rebellious, chiming yet hopeful chorus–a George Harrison footnote and a tip of the cap to Neil Young–Manville creates an intensity that would have the Constantines camp lifting their glass.

In the protest anthem ‘Hot Evil’, The Manvils’ frontman shows his scorned reflection in his heated lyrics. One can sense the song’s evocative nature in every line: “Hot evil, clear vision. All hot people will take vengeance on. You try and take us away, without a safety clip to change. Hot evil, clear vision...”

‘Hot Evil’ is not the song that was originally planned as the first single off Manville’s upcoming solo album ‘Fieldnotes LP’. But with the horrors of the Ukrainian invasion, a different sound and energy with fury was called upon to be set free. An anthem to complement and finalize the sonic-rich foundations of the ‘Fieldnotes LP’. Produced by longstanding partner and trusted tone shaper John Akred, between the walls of his secluded Melody Hunting Lodge in Redwood City, California, ‘Hot Evil’ is introduced with wild and reckless abandon along with a taste of what’s to come.

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Hot Evil

I won't ever return,
Back to the state that we were.
Hot evil, clear vision.

I won't ever repent,
All the saints descend.
Hot evil, clear vision.

Hot evil, clear vision,
All hot people will take vengeance on.
We'll take vengeance on.

You try and take us away.
Without a safety clip to change.
Hot evil, clear vision.

Overcast and delayed,
Nothing left but the planes.
Hot evil, clear vision.

Hot evil, clear vision,
All hot people will take vengeance on.
We'll take vengeance on.

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released May 24, 2022
Written & composed by Mikey Manville (AMP/SOCAN)
Recorded & mixed by John Akred @ Melody Hunting Lodge in Redwood City, CA

Mikey Manville: Vocals & Guitars
John Akred: Keys
Chris Harris: Bass
Mark FelcanSmith: Drums

Mastered by Graemme Brown at
Zen Mastering on Gabriola Island, BC

Produced by John Akred

Cover photo by Michael Novalski
Cover design by Issa Dababneh

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Mikey Manville Toronto, Ontario

Mikey Manville (The Manvils), has been recording in Chicago & Redwood City over the past decade with producer & bassist John Akred. Manville & Akred, with the helping hands of Scott Moore (Mezodigm), Bob Egan (Wilco), Ryan Dahle (Mounties), Megan Bradfield (Limblifter), & Pat Steward (Odds), help shape the melody-driven sonic landscape of Nocturne Only & Broken Arms LPs. ... more

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