All Eyes On Official Hot Mess, Pop/Rock Band
Aspiring to nothing more than a good, old-fashioned rock and roll party, Official Hot Mess won considerable media attention and a cult following after scoring their first record deal before even graduating high school. O.H.M seems unstoppable as they keep evoking people’s amazement since the fantastic outcome of their debut album, which went to the top of the charts throughout Asia and Australia. (“With their four-piece male band in tow, this dynamic duo is circum-navigating the music world with a young and sassy vibe, and some very catchy songs.” i
The pop/rock band delivers captivating melodies, enchanting harmonies, and controversial lyrics. “Think The Bangles or Blondie with a little dose of Sarah Silverman-style sarcasm and you’ve got Official Hot Mess” ii which lead to their current, original music being featured on MTV’s “The Hills”, “The City”, “My Super Sweet 16”,“The Jersey Shore”, “The Real World”, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and multiple Nickelodeon shows, to name a few. “Their clever lyrical twists and dance-fused melodies have given them a well-deserved edge over many of their pop/rock contemporaries” iii
Kristy and Lindsey, the front women of O.H.M, are two fun loving sisters aspiring to make the music they love, and enjoy the crazy ride together; yet they also strive to create their own musical identity for other artists in years to come to follow. This goal might seem lofty, but consider the artist: the girls, who at age 4, learned piano by ear, and performed the first song they ever wrote on PBS. By age 13, they had written their first original pop/rock song. At 14, they formed their first band and played venues across Florida. They managed to overcome the taunts and jeers of their classmates (at their public high school for the academically gifted), who couldn’t see past SAT Scores and Ivy League entrance exams. Hence, their bratty high school delinquent image, which is clearly indebted as their songs concern themselves with mostly boys, parties, their perception of the superficial LA lifestyle, and the over dramatic antics of the “popular girls”.
MTV and MTVU premiered Official Hot Mess’ music video for their song, “Welcome 2 LA” – “Official Hot Mess infuses a wily wit into pop rock anthems like their latest single, “Welcome 2 LA. The track snaps from a sunny melody into a sharply smart refrain that’s as catchy as it as calculated. A sly double entendre can sneak into a danceable groove, and that makes Official Hot Mess officially deeper than most of their peers in the pop landscape” iv. The highly acclaimed video reached the No. 2 spot on MTVU, and featured cameo appearances by Flavor Flav and America’s Top Model winner Adrianne Curry. It is currently airing on Fuse and will be featured on E! News. The music video has been featured in Youtube’s “Rising Videos”. They have performed on Fox News, CNN’s “The Morning Show”, “Good Day Atlanta”, and the nationally syndicated CW television show, “The Daily Buzz”.
Official Hot Mess has shared the stage with The Bangles, Disney Channel’s Mitchell Musso, We The Kings, Plies, Kevin Rudolf, Bubba Sparxxx and Ja Rule to name a few. They played the Halloween Extravaganza at the Playboy Mansion and Superbowl Sunday at the Playboy mansion. O.H.M co-headlined with Lil’ Kim at Stars and Stripes 2010 (a charity event benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project) and are performing at the Annual Wicked Night Event alongside Kevin Rudolf and Ice Cube (an event to benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation). They performed at Supermodels Unlimited Magazine’s 10th Anniversary All Star Celebration with Ray J and are scheduled to share the stage with Sean Kingston in January 2011.
The multi-talented singer-songwriters have a flair for theatrics with a budding career in film and television as well. With roles in upcoming feature films costarring with Andy Dick and Amy Smart “and with a reality show with a major network on the horizon, they’ll be household names before the year’s done” v.
Official Hot Mess has been selected as Clear Channel Radio and I Heart Radio’s (incl. stations such as Z100, KISS FM, and Y100) “NEW! Artist to Watch” and “NEW! Recommended Artist” of the month. Their new single, “Money Makes the Girl$ Go Round” just premiered on AOL Music and AOL Radio, and has been added to the rotation of “New Pop First”.
O.H.M is sure to prove their calling card to Hollywood and turn more than a few heads.
Official Hot Mess’ new single “Money Makes the Girl$ Go Round” hits iTunes on 1/25/11.
Official Hot Mess – Welcome 2 LA
Official Hot Mess Photo Gallery
i Jennifer Maurer at PopStar.com
ii Rick Florino at Artist Direct
iii Jennifer Maurer at PopStar.com
iv Rick Florino at Artist Direct
v Kendra Beltran at LA Music CWG Magazine
Credits: Photographs by Wicked Lens Imaging and Ross Krison; Hair and Make-up by TwoFaced Cosmetina; Wardrobe by Wicked Threads