‘GRAVES’ OUT 27TH MAY ON FULL TIME HOBBY; UK TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
Seamlessly following on from last LP ‘Tosta Mista’, Hooded Fang’s new record is a continuation of the spontaneous, lively, heavily splintered guitar sound that made them The Hype Machine high-flyers and nominees for Canada’s equivalent of our Mercury, the Polaris Prize. Yet whereas ‘Tosta Mista’ was a danceable take on real life’s ups and downs, ‘Graves’ is a skewed, off-the-wall piece of moving punk pop fiction blurring the boundaries between what’s real and fake, each track powering along like an interstellar joyride through The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
“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
“So many faces and they’re all the same… why you lookin’ at me?” sings frontman/producer Dan Lee in gleeful paranoia on opener ‘Graves’. The single now has its own video, and it’s VERY Hooded Fang. A gloriously lo-fi affair, neon colours and base computer graphics supplanting the band as they perform. It neatly captures the energy of the band, catch some of that yourself when they tour in September.
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