Wednesday 26 August 2015

Hooton Tennis Club - P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E.

Article by KevW

Later this week, Liverpudlian quartet Hooton Tennis Club will be releasing their anticipated debut album, 'Highest Point In Cliff Town'. The following week sees their new single 'P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E.' being given a 7" and download release. The third track to be lifted from the album is perhaps their most conventional to date, but that's not to say it's in any way inferior, in fact, it shows that the group are perhaps a little more diverse than many people have thought. Recalling mid-period Blur at their grittiest, it should go down just as well with their ever-growing fanbase as past singles.

For several months now, these guys have been considered one of the UK's most promising indie/alternative type bands, and they're yet to put a foot wrong. Also, people should know by now that Heavenly Records don't sign anyone they don't fully believe in, so that's another sign that they'll deliver the goods. Slightly bouncy with wandering guitar that soon forms itself into the kind of scuzzy Britpop riff that the best bands of that era used, when you add a dose of US college-rock into the mix then it all comes together nicely. If you're thinking that the video looks a bit familiar, then you won't be surprised to learn that it was based on Hanna Barbera cartoons of the '60s. Hooten Tennis Club are shaping up to become a pretty big deal.

Hooton Tennis Club's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

31st Liverpool - LIMF 
5th Larmer Tree Gardens - End of the Road Festival
6th Portmerion - Festival No.6
12th London - On Blackheath Festival
19th Bristol - Louisiana
20th Guildford - Boiler Room
21st Bedford - Esquires
22nd Stoke - Sugarmill
23rd Newcastle - Think Tank
24th Nottingham - Chameleon
25th Tunbridge Wells - Forum
26th Southampton - Joiners
27th Brighton - Green Door
28th Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
29th London - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
30th Manchester - Soup Kitchen
31st Glasgow - The Glad Café
1st Leeds - Brudenell Games Room
2nd York - Duchess
3rd Hull - Adelphi
4th Sheffield - Harley
7th Cardiff - SWN 

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