With sales exceeding 40 million in his native Japan alone, and known around the world for his original song “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” which was made famous by its inclusion in Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster KILL BILL, HOTEI (pronounced “hoe-tay”) is embarking on the next chapter in his illustrious career and will be releasing his first international album STRANGERS in expanded form in the U.S. in July via Spinefarm Records/Universal.
Featuring an impressive array of guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger, STRANGERS finds the songwriter and international guitar virtuoso firmly planting both feet in the U.S, with two confirmed shows in Los Angeles at Troubadour on 13th July and in New York City at Highline Ballroom on 15th July, which are on sale now.
The first single from STRANGERS, “Move It”, was co-written with and features vocals from Richard Z. Kruspe from Emigrate and Rammstein. Filmed in Berlin, “Move It” is Richard’s first-ever vocal collaboration. “Move It” is commercially available as a two-track single, featuring a “Hounds” remix of the song, done by Olly Burden, known for collaborating with The Prodigy on their most recent album.