listen to Hooton Tennis Club's "Bad Dream (Breakdown on St George's Mount)" from their new LP

Rob Blackham
photo: Rob Blackham

Hooton Tennis Club‘s new album, Big Box of Chocolates, will be out Friday, October 21. The Liverpool group continue to have one foot in ’90s U.S. indie rock and the other in ’90s Britpop. (It’s kinda like when Damon Albarn said Blur’s self-titled 1997 LP was influenced by Pavement, but HTC actually sound like what that conjured.) These guys have an easy way with big hooks, make a good case for “whoa-ohs,” and are lyrically clever without trying too hard.

We’ve got the premiere of “Bad Dream (Breakdown on St George’s Mount),” a sad tale of feeling inadequate that has all their best qualities on display. You can stream it, and watch the video for first single “Katy-Anne Bellis,” below.

This weekend, Hooton Tennis Club begin a month-long tour of the UK and Europe. All dates are listed below.


Hooton Tennis Club – 2016 Tour Dates
Oct 22 The Hare And Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 24 The Grand Social Dublin, Ireland
Oct 26 The Wardrobe Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Waterfront Studio Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 29 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 31 Think Tank? Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Leadmill Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nov 03 The Portland Arms Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nov 07 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08 The Boileroom Guildford, United Kingdom
Nov 09 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Nov 10 Bleach Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 12 THE HORN St. Albans, United Kingdom
Nov 13 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Nov 14 CLWB Ifor Bach Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nov 15 The Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nov 16 The Garage London, United Kingdom
Nov 19 Botanique Brussels, Belgium
Nov 21 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 22 Molotow Skybar Hamburg, Germany
Nov 23 MTC Cologne, Germany
Nov 24 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Nov 25 Chelsea Wien, Austria
Nov 29 SUPERSONIC Paris, France
Dec 09 The Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, United Kingdom