By using only the initials of their names to avoid tiresome focus on their personalities, this Leeds quintet has inevitably attracted more curious attention, but that’s certainly validated by their debut. Linked to the neo-psychedelic, motorik groove-loving likes of Toy, Telegram and Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Hookworms are actually a far more feral beast, suggesting the evil offspring of Spacemen 3, Amon Duul II and Fushitsusha, especially on the tumultuous, wah-wah-drenched “Preservation.” But a furious, noisy drive with accelerating gear changes isn’t Hookworms’ only MO; close your eyes, and “Away/Towards” could be early Psychedelic Furs — albeit in a deeply troubled state.
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