Hookworms, Microshift, Released via Domino on Std Vinyl LP, CD.
The urgency and viscera – both live and on record – that led Yorkshire-based five-piece Hookworms to prominence across two blistering full length albums, 2013’s Pearl Mystic and 2014 follow-up ‘The Hum’, remains. However, as they return with their much-anticipated third record ‘Microshift’, the band deliver a seismic shift in their sound, dynamic, songwriting and production.
Radiant, immersive and teeming with light but still heavy and forceful, the music on ‘Microshift’ acts as a very deliberate counter to some of the difficult topics the album’s lyrics address – ranging from death, disease, heartbreak, body image and even natural disaster.
Hookworms have pulled off a triumph against adversity, a comeback with what they may see as a ‘Microshift’ but is in fact a massive advancement.
CD in spined mini LP wallet and printed inner sleeve. LP pressed on 180g heavyweight black vinyl, with printed inner sleeve and digital download code.
Tracklisting, Hookworms, Microshift
1. Negative Space – Official Video
2. Static Resistance
4. The Soft Season
6. Each Time We Pass
7. Boxing Day