ūüď¨ Get the Newsletter: Weekly podcasts, 'History of the Band' articles, new music reviews & more

Podcast Episode
Album Review
Post Date

Bandit Queen

471 Hormone Hotel by Bandit Queen

Hormone Hotel

Playtime, Mammoth
Release year
John Robb, Pat Collier, Bandi Queen
Transparent Embed Background

On their lone album Hormone Hotel, three-piece Bandit Queen from Manchester make a solid American alternative influenced guitar rock album

Author & Special Guests

One and done bands are always an interesting listen, whether they were full-formed bands, one-off side-projects or solo albums, or something else entirely. In the case of Bandit Queen, they formed out of the ashes of Swirl, retaining three of the four members and an indie rock sound. Gone were the jammy rhythms and chorus'd guitars for a more straightforward approach, reminiscent of American female-led alternative acts like Throwing Muses and The Breeders. While the harmony vocals and honest production kept us interested throughout, a few more soaring vocal hooks would have made Hormone Hotel a can't miss record.

Does This album bring back some great vibes?

Remember when you first discovered this album? We’re grateful to dig into these hidden gems and bring them the attention they deserve. Your support helps us uncover more albums deserve another moment in the spotlight.

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Back In The Belljar
  • 14:00 - Big Sugar Emotional Thing
  • 18:54 - Blue Black
  • 20:57 - Scorch
  • Outro - Give It To The Dog

Follow us to know when this episode is available

We are a weekly podcast with new episodes published every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get new episode delivered to you. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for episode releases, previews and 90's rock news.

View in iTunes
Social media


Spotify playlist for this episode

Hormone Hotel