“Hooton Tennis Club are four good friends from cultural capital of the world, Liverpool. The place where beers are cheap, the Beatles were formed, and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a tracksuit to the pub. They’re currently signed to Heavenly Recordings.
What the critics say: “What sounds like a lyrical eulogy to a late friend set to lovely, languid, vaguely Teenage Fanclubbish music” — Alexis Petridis, the Guardian
Today’s premiere, “Jasper”, is produced by fellow Merseysider Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral). The track was recorded at his Mum’s house, so you imagine the band had lots of cups of lukewarm tea and biscuits delivered to the studio while they laid down this beauty of a song. Like Alexis said in the Guardian, there’s elements of Teenage Fanclub’s poppy melodic charm, but it’s been given a bit of a sheen that keeps it looking forward optimatically, rather than glancing into the rear mirror of power pop’s past. Watch above and enjoy.” — NOISEY
Jasper will be released as part of a double A-side with the track ‘Standing Knees’ on Monday 23rd February.
The single was produced by fellow Merseysider Bill Ryder Jones and will be available to purchase as a limited 7″.
Pre-order the 7″ HERE.
06 Sheffield, The Harley (w/ H Hawkline)
13 Nottingham, The Chameleon Arts Cafe (w/ H Hawkline)
15 Leeds, Brudenell Games Room (w/ H Hawkline)
16 Wakefield, Unity Works Minor Hall (w/ H Hawkline)
20 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
24 Manchester, The Castle
25 Bristol, Louisiana
26 London, The Macbeth
Check the Facebook Event for exclusive offers on the 7″ and ticket for the Liverpool show here.