|Origin||Oxford, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Post-Punk Revival|
Fat Possum Records
|Associated acts||Nigel Godrich
Diamond Hoo Ha Men
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.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2009||"Drive My Car"||Turn Ons|
|"Damaged Goods/(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"|
|2010||"Pump It Up"|
- Soligny, Jérôme (May 2010). "AIR ET HOT RATS (SUPERGRASS) JOUENT "THE VIRGIN SUICIDES"". Cite de la Musique. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
- Massé, Antoine (2010-05-20). "Air and the Hot Rats". Breizhmag. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
- Track-by-track: Beck, Nigel Godrich, Emily Haines, Bryan Lee O'Malley & Edgar Wright dissect the 'Scott Pilgrim' music
- "Turn Ons - The Hotrats". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-28.