Posts Tagged ‘Hookworms’

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014.

40 The Orwells – Disgraceland

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39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love

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38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo

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37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio

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36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours

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35 Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

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34 Micah P Hinson & The Nothing – Micah P Hinson & The Nothing

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33 Temples – Sun Structures

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32 Avers – Empty Light

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31 Amen Dunes – Love

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30 Simone Felice – Strangers

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29 Natural Child – Dancing’ With Wolves

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28 Dead Fingers – Big Black Dog

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27 Wooden Wand – Azag-Toth

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26 The Dune Rats – The Dune Rats

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25 Hookworms – The Hum

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24 The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

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23 Ty Segall – Manipulator

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22 Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea

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21 First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

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1. The Amazing Snakeheads – Can’t Let You Go
2. Angel Olsen – All Right Now
3. Hookworms – On Leaving
4. Ultimate Painting – Ten Street
5. Chumped – Songs About Boats

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Videos of the Day

An excellent set of videos/tunes today from the outstanding Joe Pug with a lyric video with a slight difference and the song itself, a cover of Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young’s Deep Dark Wells is a stunner. We have the Young Knives continuing their welcome return with their new musical film for Maureen, and Soledad Velez’s video for Black Light In The Forest. Lastly, we have MM faves, Hookworms and their new video for On Returning.

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New Hookworms Single

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Alternative, Music, Psychedelic, Rock
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New Hookworms Single

Like their name, Hookworms have relentlessly continued to burrow their way into our psyche ever since we first came across them back in January 2012. A year later we were joyously pummelled into gibbering, drooling submission by their debut album Pearl Mystic – a triumph of modern day, heavy psychedelic rock that announced them as serious British contenders to dine at the top table inhabited by the mighty Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Black Angels et al.

Now we have a new double A-side single, Radio Tokyo/On Returning (released 27th May on Too Pure). Shorter, sharper, more instantaneous than the Hookworms you know so far, both songs are based around skeletal structures built by de-facto front man and producer MJ’s farfisa organ.

Listen to Hookworms taking their fireball energy and myriad scorched sounds and straining, and succeeding, to keep them within tight paradigms. Fabulous.

Catch them live (including two tasty looking July dates with Pissed Jeans)

05/05/13 – York, YO1 Festival
04/07/13 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/Pissed Jeans
05/07/13 – London, Electric Ballroom w/Pissed Jeans
21/07/13 – Southwold, Latitude Festival
10/08/13 – Oxfordshire, Supernormal Festival
18/08/13 – Skipton, Beacons Festival
14/09/13 – Portmeirion, Festival No.6

See our previous Hookworms posts here.

More From Psych For Sore Eyes

Back at the beginning of January we posted a track from the excellent Band In Heaven from a new six track compilation EP titled Psych For Sore Eyes. Now we have the opening track from the EP from MM faves the very mighty Hookworms. Have a listen to The Correspondent below.

We ordered our copy way back, and the vinyl is already sold out in the Sonic Cathedral Shop, but pre-orders are apparently still possible at Piccadilly and Rough Trade, or a digital copy can be obtained via Bandcamp here.

New Album From Hookworms

The magnificently named Hookworms will release their debut album Pearl Mystic on 4th March.

Doubtless, if they were based in Austin, Texas they would be being lauded in the same way as some of the very best of the heavier psych-rock bands like The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo and the like. Instead they are from Leeds, but no matter, this promises to be a thunderous record that hopefully will get them the wider exposure they deserve.

Subverting their powerfully hypnotic approach with a punkish nihilism, the album mixes a build and release energy with slower mantras that churn and boil with a barely concealed menace. There are dark things afoot on Pearl Mystic and while the wild motorik and thick slabs of noise threaten to spill over at times, this five-piece are brilliantly and thrillingly in complete control at all times.

Listen to In Our Time below. Pre-order the album from Gringo Records here.

Mad Mackerel Recommends...Hookworms.

I noticed the name Hookworms in the singles review of this month’s Uncut magazine and the references to Spectrum and Wooden Shjips as well as a ringing endorsement from Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones made it a definite to investigate further.

So, one download from eMusic later and we’re swaying along to the stoned grooves and blissed out hypnotics that this Leeds five piece provide so excellently on their self-titled EP.

Take a listen to I Have Some Business Out West from the EP, and treat yourself to a couple of tracks from their BBC session which are free to download. Then go and get the full EP from eMusic here.

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Elsewhere on the blog, we are still experiencing Bandwidth issues with other downloads so you can’t get anything from us other than via the Soundcloud or Bandcamp links at the moment. We are trying to get this sorted as quickly as possible. Sorry!