Hookworms have announced The Hum, a new studio album due for release on Monday the 10th of November 2014 and Tuesday the 11th November 2014 in the US. http://www.hookworms-thehum.com
Pre-order The Hum and get an instant download of ‘The Impasse’ and ‘On Leaving’ at:
Weird World – http://po.st/TheHumWW
iTunes – http://po.st/TheHum
The Hum comes eighteen months after the band's debut album Pearl Mystic - a record that steadily went on to become one of 2013's most impactful breakout statements. Even more ferocious and uncompromising than its predecessor and yet more melodic and focused than the band have ever recorded, The Hum further cements the band’s status as a vital force in British independent music.
Described by the band’s bassist MB as their attempt at “a really minimal two-note rager”, ‘On Leaving’ is six minutes of controlled power, the muscular drumming of new drummer JN gradually clambering up the notches through each repetition of the Leeds’ five-piece’s growling repeato-rock. Refusing to simply rely on a cyclical riff, the track is a testament to the subtle tangents that Hookworms constantly play off each other, keyboardist and producer MJ draping backing call and response melodies across the track, pushing onto more pop plains.
The album will be available on CD (WEIRD040CD), vinyl (WEIRD040LP) and digitally (WEIRD040D). There is also a limited pressing, deluxe edition of the album (WEIRD040LPX), featuring a die cut sleeve, 180g heavyweight transparent vinyl, a bonus 7” with new tracks and MP3 download . https://www.facebook.com/Hookworms https://twitter.com/HOOKWORMS http://parasiticnematode.blogspot.com http://www.weirdworldrecordco.com/
Directed by Joe & Toby Mortimer
Animated by Toby Mortimer
Artwork by Idiot’s Pasture