HOTEI has announced the release of his new album ‘Strangers’, the first international release of his stellar career on October 16th through Spinefarm Records. The album features an array of impressive guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger.
Having sold more than 40 million records in his native Japan, Hotei is best known around the world for his original song, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill, and included here as the dramatic closing track.
Now living in London to focus on his international career, Hotei has headlined sold-out shows in the capital at the Roundhouse (2012), and Shepherd’s Bush Empire (2013), and recently played a one-off intimate show at The Lexington, North London, to showcase ‘Strangers’ material; here, he was joined by album guests Apollo 440 and the alluring Shea Seger on vocals. Hotei will be playing live at the Islington Assembly Hall on October 21st.