Piping Hot Q&A with Hot Freaks

Hot Freaks formed in Minneapolis in fall of 2010 and played their first show in the spring of 2011. Hot Freaks recently blew up again with some surprise TikTok fame with one of their original songs entitled “Puppy Princess” that led the band to get back in the studio together. They have members from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and met through mutual friends in a similar local indie music scene.  They consist of Leo Vondracek (vocals), Darin Dahlmeier (guitar), Cody Brown (drums), Celeste Heuele (keyboard) and Sarah Darnall (bass).

1. What was your first-ever screen name?

“advanced_sock” It came to me in a dream and I thought it was funny but when I told people later it didn’t make any sense.

2. If you had to become a person who performed at birthday parties, which character do you think you could pull off best?

Napoleon Dynamite?

3. What do you think would be the worst “buy one, get one free” sale of all time?


4. What do you think is the worst thing that a person can put on their bio on a dating app?

“loves Millipedes”

5. What did you last Google?

“White Chicks” (the wayans bros. movie). It was playing silently in the background at the studio and I needed to know why these FBI agents went undercover.

6. What style of music is Hot Freaks?

I’d say we are an indie pop band! That’s very general but it pretty much covers it.

Check out their fall tour schedule here or catch some their tunes on KJHK!