In the ironically cramped universe of space rock in the 21st century Hookworms set sail on their maiden voyage through the stars. The Leeds based band known only by their initials are currently making a name for themselves though, and on the basis of this, their 12" vinyl release, the self titled Hookworms, it is a name well deserved.
Fuzzy grooves, swooshing guitars brings you music that floats and attacks in equal measure. Too focused for noodling, the songs unwind and realign themselves. Snotty vocals add a touch of garage rock.
While the songs shift in tone more than feeling like individual pieces, "Teen Dreams" is suprisingly catchy, in that it has something resembling a chorus (odd what you can find in space eh?)and is a real aural joy. The records' trim 26 minutes flies by.
Hookworms certainly deserve to be at the forefront of the current psych revival.