Premiere: Hot Cops – Scared of Everything


It’s no coincidence that we’ve hosted Belfast indie rock trio Hot Cops in four different TTA shows over the last couple of years, most recently at a packed-out show at Belfast’s Lavery’s on Tuesday night for the launch of their stellar new single ‘Passive Passive‘. The b-side to that, ‘Scared of Everything’ is an equally emphatic effort from the fast-rising threesome, forging pounding, fuzzed-out chords and frontman Carl Eccles’ admissions of apprehension (“I’m afraid to go outside/I don’t want to see your skin/I’m afraid to let you in”). Conjuring the likes of Pinkerton-era Weezer and Cloud Nothings’ more tuneful throwdowns, it gives everyday quasi-agoraphobic dread yet another fitting soundtrack.

Passive Passive/Scared of Everything is released via Paper Trail records on limited edition (250 copies), one-of-a-kind 7″ teal vinyl tomorrow (Friday). Pre-order here and here.

Check out the records’ packaging and stream ‘Scared of Everything’ below.


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