Far Out’s undoubted admiration of Leeds psych-rockers Hookworms continues as ‘Away/Towards’ is the first stop on our Beacons Track of the Day takeover.
The track gradually builds pace with a sparing drum beat as MJ slowly introduces his intoxicating reverb ridden vocals, progressively developing into a manic scream accompanied by SS’ notable guitar hook. The record continues to gain momentum until it feels like we’re about to burst and MJ fades out with use of his synth and we’re hit the a phenomenal wall of sound. At nine minutes long I was still left wanting more.
Hookworms’ standing has improved on last year’s performance as they headline the Noisey stage on Saturday.