Hookworms/ Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment 4/11 @Ufo Factory

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As many as 11% of people can hear The Hum. Having been reported in parts of the UK and USA as far back as the 1940's, the phenomena of these invasive low-frequency drones - responsible for insanity and, in extreme cases, even suicide - has many theories ranging from mechanical instruments to the clash of ocean waves but nevertheless remains that rarest of things in a 21st century that refuses to leave question marks hanging: an unexplainable anomaly.
Hookworms' reputation, like The Hum itself, lies in the drone and the uncontrollable constants of their music that remain even after they've shattered its thick atmosphere with sharp punches of proto-punk-inspired malevolence. Flinging themselves into the public's consciousness with 2013's Pearl Mystic, released by Gringo Records and subsequently reissued worldwide by Weird World, the debut LP's perfect storm of billowing textures and napalm-filled Modern Lovers licks was one of the most-acclaimed albums of 2013 receiving plaudits from The Guardian, the BBC, NME, Drowned in Sound (where it was their Album of the Year) and many others.
Eighteen months on, The Hum in some way deals with the fallout from that period, where a bunch of friends merged together in Leeds through a shared love of Nuggets-era garage rock and Washington DC hardcore, found themselves dragged from vocalist, keyboard player and producer MJ's Suburban Home Studios and into the glaring light. A sell-out UK headline tour in April 2013; festival slots at Latitude, Beacons and Liverpool Psych Fest; a rapturously-received CMJ appearance in New York; support slots with personal heroes Loop and Slowdive and an appearance at the last ever ATP holiday camp. For a group who still keep the process of being a band so self-contained still managing themselves, preferring to go by their initials in public, and continuing to work day jobs to allow music to remain a passion and an escape the sudden interest was a challenge as much it was a pleasure.

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