LP RELEASED ON FULL TIME HOBBY ON 27TH MAY; UK TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
If ever a band were to have a Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds moment, then for Hooded Fang, this is it. “So many faces and they’re all the same… why you lookin’ at me?” sings Dan in gleeful paranoia on opener ‘Graves’. Elsewhere ‘Ode To Subterrania’ comes over like a West Coast War of the Worlds and baselines reverb like a rubber band through the Tarantino soundtrack style of ‘Sailor Bull’. ‘Wasteland’ tips a hat to The Black Lips if they played 60s tropicalia whilst the bluesy slant of ‘Genes’ recalls a more lethargic The Bees.
Overflowing with the taught energy of their live shows and the sound of a found kinship within the band, ‘Gravez’ represents a collective who have found their stride. Through the album’s mixture of live band recordings done in their friend’s studio and a bunch of tweaked home ‘demos’ recorded by Dan in his bedroom, what you never get is the blinding sheen of over-production. Altogether wrapped up in 30 minutes dead; this is a group who know there’s nothing to be gained for labouring the point.
Praise for previous LP ‘Tosta Mista’.
HOODED FANG LIVE
Fri 20 Sep – Manchester, Roadhouse
Sat 21 Sep – Glasgow, Broadcast
Mon 23 Sep – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tue 24 Sep – London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
1. Dry Range Intro
3. Ode to Subterrania
4. Bye Bye Land
6. Sailor Bull
8. Never Minding
10. Dry Range Outro
“Hooded Fang must be mighty close to crafting the jauntiest breakup album of all time.” NME
“Gorgeous. Fades in like a film score and then hits you with a bang” Uncut ****
“Canadian pop-rock n’ roll designed for dancing” The Independent
“A messy hormonal rush… all tangled limbs and artful artlessness” The Sunday Times