Hookworms / The Bullingdon
The Bullingdon
August 24, 2018


The Bullingdon


Friday, August 24, 2018
7:30 PM

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Hookworms Biography

Hookworms are a five-piece psychedelic/noise rock band from Leeds/Halifax, England.

Hookworms released their first tape cassette EP on Sun Araw's Sun Ark/Magic Lantern label in August 2011,[1] and known in underground alternative music for their live shows[2] the band released live tapes (including a CD release of their WFMU live session) and several prominent releases through Gringo Records. In 2013 Hookworms signed to Domino imprint Weird World; they also joined the Too Pure roster with their single Radio Tokyo, mastered at Abbey Road.
Hookworm's 2013 LP Pearl Mystic was highly reviewed.[3] It was named Loud and Quiet,[4][5] BrooklynVegan[6] and Drowned In Sound's No. 1 album of 2013.[7][8] The Skinny,[9] Jim Fusilli of The Wall Street Journal,[10] and several major UK record stores (Norman Records, Music Exchange, Rise, Piccadilly Records, Sister Ray Records, Resident Records and[11] Drift Records) placed Pearl Mystic in their top ten releases of 2013, with the record also appearing in Time Out,[12] NME,[13] and The Guardian's[14] top rated records of that year.
Hookworms have been categorised with a neo-psychedelic rock which experienced growing popularity from 2010, along with bands such as Tame Impala, Wooden Shjips and Goat.[15] The band are composed of JN, JW, MB, MJ and SS. They produce through MJ's own Suburban Home Studio in Leeds[16] which has seen Drenge, Pulled Apart By Horses, Mazes and That Fucking Tank. All related art is done through JW's Idiot's Pasture. Fans of Hookworms include Bobby Gillespie, Julian Cope,[17] who described their 2011 EP as "an epic 26 minutes of sub-Zabriskie Point ambient road-movie heat haze-on-the-road sonic wipeout of the post-Loop variety," and Charlotte Church.[18][19]