When a band names itself after a structure that is pretty much mandatory in all great wet 'n wild debaucheries, you know you're in for quite a ride. The Oakland based quintet HOTTUB has been busting out jams since 2005, when producer Jason Stinnett (aka Jaysonic) and vocalist Nicole Feliciano (aka Coco Machete) joined forces, later inviting Jennifer Ackerman (aka Loli PoP) and Amber Griffin-Royal (aka Ambr33zy) on vocals, and Mark Gregory (aka Funky Finger Mark) on keyboards. HOTTUB draws from dancehall, punk, Miami Bass and girl group pop to create their hype sound, and their live show is full of crowd antics, makeshift slip & slides and tricked out, thrift-store-fabulous outfits. The group recently toured North America with UK pop darlings The Ting Tings, who had been giving them shout outs in various blogs and magazine interviews, including a video interview with Perez Hilton. Their debut EP On Blast! is available on iTunes, released under their own independent record label LeHeat, a most appropriate name as they do bring some serious heat. Look out, HOTTUB is blasting through a city near you!