This week is another recent discovery. Its time to review Hooton Tennis Club! This band is all about those teenager to adult vibes that almost everyone gets at some point in their life. It’s such a good album for those of you who love that classic indie vibe with hints of pop and general poetically written and sung lyrics. I absolutely love bands that also have extremely long song titles and Hooton Tennis Club defiantly tick the boxes on that front as some of the titles are novels in their own right. From ‘Kathleen Sat On the Arm of Her Favourite Chair’ to ‘Fall In Luv’ they all give you a warm feeling inside.
My first favourite song on the album Highest Point In Cliff Town is P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E. and this is a song I first listened to on the Monday night radio show Fresh Juice. I absolutely love it all because it’s such an easy going song. The lyrics are simple yet meaningful and you can easily sing along which is a bonus in my case. The way it just gets straight to business at the start when there is a short introduction, if you like, and then it all kicks off with the chorus. It a fabulous start to the song and then it goes into a, what I like to call, distressed guitar which is so well done and fits the song perfectly. Everything is done to such a high standard in this song and you would think that putting those guitar parts where they are wouldn’t work in principle but they really do. It all slots into place like a massive Pierre shaped puzzle.
My next favourite from this fabulous album is Kathleen Sat On the Arm of Her Favourite Chair which I think is the best title on this album. It also has the best summery vibes on this album as the song is about going out with a few friends and having adventures and good times. Again I loved the guitars in this song as it works so well with the get and go attitude of this song. Yet it’s also quite a calming song to listen to because it has a happy attitude to it. This I feel is mainly in the instruments rather than the lyrics themselves but each to their own. I am going to go out on a limb and say that this is my favourite song on the album and is definitely going on the singles I need to get on vinyl list.
Overall, for a debut album, it is truly amazing. They way each song has been lovely hand crafted to sounds like poetry you would understand at any respectable age. Also the way that the songs have been performed like story’s is such a classy way of doing it as it just makes listening to them more fun. It’s a go to album for people who love chilled out indie albums that seem to have all of the flavours of the genre as a whole in this album. It also for people who love listening to something sweet and yet not so simple music as it’s all very simple on top but if you read into the lyrics more they become more of a work of art then they already are.
Listen to the album here: https://soundcloud.com/hootontennisclub
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