ALBUM REVIEW: Hotline TNT – Cartwheel | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed


Third Man Records

Released: 03.11.23







The second album from Hotline TNT feels like a record of two parts, the first of distorting heavy guitars and the latter more tuneful, all of which underpins Will Anderson’s distinct style of lyric delivery. At times Cartwheel borders on discordance, particularly on Son In Law, though this is where it reaches its peak.

It’s followed by a run of tracks like Out Of Town, Maxine and Spot Me, all of which possess a much more alluring quality, retaining Anderson’s vocal style which works a lot better on these brighter tracks. The latter part of Cartwheel is where the record truly shines, it comes alive and piques your attention with a sharpness that is lacking at the start.


Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout