Hoop dreams: Hoops’ debut album ‘Routines’ is out in May

Hoops’ debut album ‘Routines’ is out in May

The band have also shared new single ‘Rules’ and a bunch of UK tour dates to boot!

Bloomington dream-poppers Hoops released a stellar string of singles in 2016, including ‘Cool 2’ and ‘Gemini’, and have now revealed details of their debut album.

‘Routines’ is set to come out on 5th May via Fat Possum, and marks the band’s shift from recording on four-tracks in living rooms to working in an actual, factual studio (Rear House Recording in Brooklyn with Jarvis Taveniere to be exact!) See the track-listing below.

01. Sun’s Out
02. Rules
03. On Top
04. Benjals
05. Burden
06. On Letting Go
07. The Way Luv Is
08. Management
09. All My Life
10. Underwater Theme
11. Worry

Determined to make a sound that’s all Hoops’ own, the band are promising sunny, jangly pop and bittersweet melodies on the record. Those elements are brought together on their new single ‘Rules’, which is tinged with fuzzy melancholia.

Hoops have also announced a string of UK tour dates for later this year. On 2nd May, they’ll kick things off at The Hug and Pint in Glasgow before heading off to Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Brighton. They end the tour at The Lexington in London on 10th May.

Listen to ‘Rules’ and see Hoops’ upcoming UK tour dates below.


02 Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
03 Leeds, Headrow House
04 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
07 Birmingham, The Hare and Hounds
08 Bristol, The Louisiana
09 Brighton, Green Door Store
10 London, The Lexington

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