The jangly, innocent freedom of Hooton Tennis Club pops up in so many ways: their band name, eliciting gangly summer days; their four free-spirited members, friends and bandmates since their schooldays; and their entreating slacker pop sound, with a succession of witty titles to match. The four piece’s debut tour was just last year after low fi, improvisational dalliances with recording in early 2014 produced their first single ‘Kathleen Sat on the Arm of Her Favourite Chair’, which caught the attention of record label Heavenly. Their debut album, Highest Point in Cliff Town, is out now, and the band are back, with a spree of festival appearances across the summer and now another UK tour. Their show at the Duchess in York is sure to be reminiscent of those festival days; hazy, lively and interesting pop, a decent dose of crashing guitars tempered by thoughtfully detailed lyrics.
Hooton Tennis Club are playing at Duchess, York, Monday 2nd November – for tickets, click here.By Maddy Crammond