The Electric Sect
The Electric Sect formed in March 1977 and performed one gig under the name 'The Heat', before renaming as H.O.T, and finally, 'Hobbies Of Today'.
The band recorded three tracks for their debut single, destined to be released in early/mid 1977 ... but problems at the pressing plant meant that their single was never released, and the master tapes and artwork were lost. However, a mono recording of the finished songs was also transferred to cassette and that cassette survived. The tracks were released digitally and also on a 7" vinyl record as the 'RU12' EP in October 2014.
From the bands first recordings in 1977 during the first throws of the Punk and New Wave movement, H O T were at the forefront of the new sound revolution and pioneered the new electronic sound of the early 80's with tracks like 'Metal Boys' and onto the more rock orientated sound of 'The Sex Detective' in the early 90's.
The Hobbies currently have two albums released, the first being ‘Deja Vue’-a collection of singles and unreleased tracks (1976-1987) and ‘The Sex Detective’ a re-mastered and re-issued version of the Hobbies 1990 release.
Founder member Kevin Hobbi re-formed the band in 2014 with former 'Risk' and 'Amsterdam' bassist Paul Anthony.
Now reverting to their original name, band are back with a new sound and look for 2021.