Hooton Tennis Club
Where are you from?
Describe your style in three words?
Do It Yourself
What was your all-time favourite gig?
Collectively, seeing Supergrass play outside Belfast town hall on New Year’s Eve in 2009.
Which British subculture means the most to you?
For James it's the 1970s glam rockers, especially Bowie, Eno and Bolan. Harry and Ryan are into the 60s, and Callum's Dad was really into Orange Juice and the art-punk movement in the 80s.
How should your music be listened to?
Preferably on vinyl, and loud, in the morning too, naked. Or in your confused bowl-of-cereal, 7am-dressing-gown wake-up state, like the cover of that Harry Nilsson album.
What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Well, pretty damn non-original but, The Beatles were a big influence on our latest record. Also, Edwyn Collins as he produced 'Big Box of Chocolates', and he's a musical god. Bill Ryder-Jones as he produced our first album and nurtured us into rock 'n' roll life.
If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
Playing with Supergrass, or Blur in the 90s would've been cool.
A British music icon that has inspired you?
Recently Edwyn Collins. He produced our second album 'Big Box of Chocolates', which was an amazing experience for us all. He's a true legend and very inspiring human being.
Hooton Tennis Club are a 4-piece Indie Rock band from The Wirral, UK. They are currently signed to Heavenly Records and released their second album 'Big Box Of Chocolates' in October 2016. More on that can be read here.