Hookworms are set to release their second album, 'The Hum' with new track, 'On Leaving' hinting at what to expect. Taking the current psych-geist and paring it back to a refreshing modern monochrome pallette, 'On Leaving' can be sampled best via its hypnotic minimalist black and white Op art video, which you can view below.
Described by the band’s bassist MB as their attempt at “a really minimal two-note rager”, the track will appear on Hookworms' second album 'The Hum', which is due for release on 10th November, 18 months after the release of their debut 'Pearl Mystic'.
“We were writing Pearl Mystic to an audience in the same way your diary has an audience”, says guitarist SS. “It’s written to one but if no one ever reads it that’s not a big deal. This time round though we knew we had a really clear audience, so The Hum is really about different freedoms and constraints – with Pearl Mystic the possibilities were almost too vast, this time around we had a much clearer idea of what the record should be like and that became freeing because we didn’t need to worry about its direction so much.”
Find out more at dominorecordco.com/thehum
Hookworms will tour this Autumn:
25th October, Birmingham, All Year’s Leaving Festival, Hare & Hounds
26th October, Sheffield, Queen’s Social Club
27th October, Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week, Kazimier
28th October, London, Tufnell Park Dome
29th October, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
30th October, Bristol, Start The Bus
31st October, Newcastle, Cluny 2
1st November, Glasgow, Simple Things Festival
19th November, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (album launch party)
Photo credit: Steve Gullick