Friday, 30 December 2016

Hooton Tennis Club - O Man Won't You Melt Me

1. Who are these carefree chaps? 

Hooton Tennis Club are an indie psych/revivalist/rock band from Liverpool, England. They have been playing together since 2014. O Man Won’t You Melt Me (Dec’16) is the second single from their second album Big Box Of Chocolates (Oct’16). 

2. What kind of tune is O Man Won't You Melt Me

A languid, jangle pop, song with hints of psychedelia and pop from the 1960's and 70's. Offbeat but catchy. 

3. Who do Hooton Tennis Club sound like? 

Parquet Courts, The Beatles and Teenage Fanclub.

4. What kind of press is O Man Won't You Melt Me getting? 

“Manages to stand out above the rest” – There Goes The Fear. 

“Melancholic, but still upbeat” – DIY.

“An easy radio friendly song” – There Goes The Fear.

5. Which bands have inspired Hooton Tennis Club's throwback sound? 

Their main influences are The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Choral, Big Star and Bob Dylan. 

6. Why should I give O Man Won't You Melt Me a chance? 

Because you love English rock from the 60's and 70's. 

7. What are Hooton Tennis Clubs best songs? 

8. Any more words muppet? 

Big Box Of Chocolates was produced by Edwyn Collins (The Cribs, Little Barrie). 

“Here she comes, I guess I’ll step outside”

The Cribs are an indie rock band from Wakefield, England. Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse) was a member of the group for a few years. The Cribs have made seven albums and the last three made it into the U.K. top ten.The Cribs are similar to The Libertines, The Future Heads and Kaiser Chiefs. They are influenced mainly by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Teenage Fan Club and Weezer. Come On, Be A No-One was the second single from their fifth album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull (2012). Come On, Be A No-One is The Cribs best song, a punk rocker that AAA Music said “is a slice of total genius, perfectly encapsulating the scrappy punk rock energy of their first two albums and the more considered ‘proper rock band’ stylings of their last two.”

“We don’t need you like a hole in the head”

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