In a little over a year, Hotspur has gone from hype machine to the hardest working band in music. Hotspur burst onto the radar seemingly out of nowhere in the Spring of '06, after a blistering showcase at SxSW. Endorsements from industry websites such as Kings of A&R; followed, and licensing deals with MTV came soon thereafter.
Showcases and talks with labels came and went, and despite heavy interest in the bands infectious songs, their lack of experience showed through. This only strengthened the bands resolve—and in August 2006 they independently released their first full-length album "Beta" to rave reviews, and headed out on the road. They tirelessly began promoting the band, spending every free moment doing whatever it took to make new fans, and they haven't stopped since.
It has been said that a band is only as strong as it’s fan base. One year after appearing out of nowhere at SxSW, Hotspur fans are cropping up all over the country. Though based in Maryland, they’ve played sold out shows as far as Chicago and North Carolina. And the fans don’t stop there. In March ’07 Hotspur entered the Smartpunk competition to play Warped Tour, a contest based entirely on fan voting; an...