The Hotrats

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The Hotrats
Origin Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative rock, Post-Punk Revival
Years active 2009–2011
Labels G&D Records
Fat Possum Records
Hostess Entertainment
Associated acts Nigel Godrich
The Jennifers
Diamond Hoo Ha Men
Website Official website
Members Gaz Coombes
Danny Goffey

The Hotrats (originally the Diamond Hoo Ha Men) is a cover band formed by Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey as a side-project from their main band Supergrass. The band is named after Frank Zappa's album Hot Rats. The duo recorded a set of covers with producer Nigel Godrich for an album entitled Turn Ons in the vein of David Bowie's Pin Ups which was released in early 2010. They performed a short UK tour which included the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Since Supergrass announced they were to split, The Hotrats have joined with Air to perform The Virgin Suicides live for the first time, over several concert dates. So far this has included an appearance at the Théâtre de la Passerelle in Saint-Brieuc, as part of Festival Art Rock 2010.[1][2]

They also recorded a cover of "Under My Thumb" for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World movie, but currently remains unreleased.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2010 Turn Ons
  • Release: 25 January 2010
  • Label: G&D Records
  • Format: CD, LP, DI


Year Single Album
2009 "Drive My Car" Turn Ons
"Damaged Goods/(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
2010 "Pump It Up"


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