We are pleased to announce that on Monday 23rd February Hooton Tennis Club will release their debut single Jasper / Standing Knees.
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.
DIY Magazine are premiering the 1st A-side track, ‘Jasper’ which is now available to stream:
“Steeped in classical influences, ‘Jasper’ has the attitude of a last limbed, sunken soul and the spirit of a wild awakening. The Liverpool group sing about wasting time in galleries, finding strange truths in the mundane empty hours. Half deadpan and dead-ended, half sharp as a knife, at once they mimic the easeful melodies of Teleman and the emotion-wrung edge of Pavement.
The track’s produced by Bill Ryder Jones, formerly of The Coral. He even let them use the studio in his mum’s house — a lovely gesture.“
– DIY Magazine
“Like J Mascis, Hooton Tennis Club seem to exude an effortless narcotic charm, creating a warm fuzzy, hypnotic, meandering melancholic sense of languor.“
– The VPME
“It’s a wonderfully fuzzy slice of guitar pop. No doubt in awe of Teenage Fanclub and Guided By Voices, there’s a real sense of Englishness to the songwriting – whether that’s in the downbeat melodies, or the lyrics which talk of a wet Wednesday.“
– Clash Magazine
“An effortless slice of languid lo-fi in the classic Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Guided By Voices tradition, full of unhurried chord changes and heavy-lidded drumming.“
– Northern Transmissons
“Named after the sign at the end of their road, the inventive four piece offer a glimpse of lo-fi lethargy with a sparkle that still breaks through the eyes of the song. They’re like a Beckett play but with more drugs and sex. ‘Jasper’ only goes to reaffirm this with it’s lo-fi simplicity and delivery mirrored in it’s romanticising of the mundane.“
– Far Out Magazine
“So, so happy this is seeing the light of the day again. One of the best songs that surfaced from HTC last year, now juiced up and rereleased as a 7.″
– Don’t Need Melody
To co-inside with the single release, the four piece are playing a handful of UK headline shows, a few support dates with our very own H Hawkline and a hometown show at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool.
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