“Forget the hyped buzz bands: this is the sound of the past, present and future all rolled into one”
2013 was quite the year for Hookworms. Their psychedelia wet dream debut LP ‘Pearl Mystic’ was released in March and quickly received to a rapture of critical acclaim (it is rather brilliant). Despite the keen global attention and numerous ’end of year’ lists featuring their debut, they’re completely unfazed by such fuss, the antithesis of most new acts who prioritise an unlikable lust for fame. You know, social media hogging types or shameful product endorsing types (here’s looking at you The 1975/Dre Beats, ergh that band!!).
They’re a camera shy bunch, but they were hugely enjoyable to meet and I appreciate this image as a document of time spent with lovely people on a cold November beach …. well, lovely people who also just so happened to have made one of the best albums of the year and show huge potential for more brilliance to come.