On last year’s debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’, Liverpool storytellers Hooton Tennis Club got personal with their subjects. Strangers’ names shifted into focus. There was ‘Kathleen’, ‘Jasper’, ‘Jennifer’ and ‘Camilla’, characters with strange habits who helped back up the four-piece’s bizarre imagination.
With ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’, Hooton Tennis Club have moved to full name terms. There’s a comfort at play, both in their subject matter and the way they’ve become a tighter-knit band, more at ease with their sluggish but breezy style. “We’re only down the road if you need us,” they promise, and in the space of a year, they’ve become a suitably reliable supply of simple, no-frills guitar pop.
Hooton Tennis Club's debut album 'Big Box of Chocolates' is out on 21st October via Heavenly Recordings.
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