Hot Couture, the exciting new wave band hailing from Berlin, brings a fresh sound characterized by catchy grooves, indulgent riffs, and shimmering hooks. Their debut single, Holiday Man, draws inspiration from new wave, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll, serving as an ironic exploration of a character. The song narrates the story of the band’s frontman, Joel Thomas, and his alter ego, Holiday Man, who roams the world with boundless confidence, driven by various sources of stimulation and treating everything as disposable in the pursuit of pleasure. This character might feel familiar in the hedonistic streets of Berlin, but perhaps is more of a relic from the 70s and 80s.

If names like Blurt, the 80s Australian scene, and the no wave genre resonate with you, you should definitely check it out.