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Ben - one drumkit
Toby - one guitar

Hotel Wrecking City Traders (HWCT) have been dislodging earwax, busting strings and sticks and blowing minds since 2007. HWCT are an instrumental noise rock duo with a heavy focus on improvisation and a love of loud volume and the psychedelic. The band has to date released an EP (2007) a full length album ‘Black Yolk’ (2008) and the brand new 7” ‘Somer/Wantok’. All through Bro Fidelity records (Australia).

HWCT have been invited to play shows with the likes of: Ten East (USA), Black Cobra (USA) , Monarch (Fr), Grey Daturas (Aust), Nunchukka Superfly (Aust), Budd (Aust), Winnebago Deal (UK), The Hard-Ons (Aust), Electric Eel Shock (Jpn), Ryouchi (Jpn), My Disco (Aust), as well as an upcoming support slot with ex Sleep members Om (USA). Ben Wrecker also joined Winnebago Deal (UK) on drums as a last minute stand-in on their debut tour of Australia in 2008 . Winnebago Deal returned to Australia again the following year with HWCT in support once again.

HWCT entered the studio last September to record the follow up to 2008’s ’Black Yolk (due for release later in 2010) as well as their first collaborative effort - featuring Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East). An offer from Gary that eventuated from HWCT supporting Ten East on tour in Australia -Due for release later this year on Bro Fidelity Records. In the meantime they set about recording 2 new tracks, which would become the ’Somer/Wantok’ 7”, released Bro Fidelity Records. The two tracks were recorded with local engineer Jack Farley (Beaches, Spider Vomit) forcing the band to shorten their typically longer and building sounds in order to fit onto the time limitations of a 7” release. It will be stocked in selected indie retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as being available for mail order as well as various distributors in both the U.S.A, & Europe. It features a deluxe gold foil-embossed band logo and is limited to 300 copies only.


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Ben: One drumkit / Toby: One guitar

Hotel Wrecking City Traders (HWCT) have been playing shows since early 2006. They are based in Melbourne, Australia. To date they have released a selftitled EP, a full-length album Black Yolk and a 7" Somer/Wantok on Bro Fidelity Recordings. In May of 2007, Ben Wrecker was asked to play drums for UK duo Winnebago Deal (UK) on their first tour of Australia. Since that time, the band have toured constantly around Australia and went to New Zealand in 2009.