The Hobbes Fanclub highly anticipated debut LP Up At Lagrange will be available August 19th on Shelflife Records.
The band hails from Bradford, England and was started in 2008 by singer/guitarist Leon Carroll. After releasing two split cdr singles on Cloudberry and Dufflecoat Records, Leon was joined by Louise and Adam to fill in the rhythm section on bass and drums respectively. They released their smash debut 7" "Your Doubting Heart" on Shelflife in August 2012 and came over to play the NYC Popfest last year. Now they're ready to unleash their debut album and we can't wait to share it with the world!
The album packs a feedback punch in the face, hitting you with the perfect amount of distortion and melody. There is a bit of an early 90s attitude throughout the album, full of restrained production values and classic song structures. They show off their knack for writing catchy boy/girl vocal melodies up against hazy overdriven guitars and driving rhythms. Up At Lagrange is a refreshingly diverse album that will leave you wanting to listen on repeat all summer long.
The band is touring extensively this summer in the UK, playing Indietracks and other festivals to support the record.
Up At Lagrange will be available on LP, CD, digital formats. The first 100 preorders at shelflife.com will receive limited orange crush vinyl.
For fans of: The Ropers, Teenage Fanclub, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cheetahs, The Chills
Praise for The Hobbes Fanclub:
"Your Doubting Heart" is a playful burst of fuzz pop aimed directly at the head and heart."
- Under The Radar
"The Hobbes Fanclub is the real deal, the perfect single; two short bursts of spine-tingling brilliance that make you want to either go and smash a bankers' windows in, or lie in the grass looking at the sky and dreaming of what you really want. These things can be done in either order - just make sure you're listening to these two songs whilst you're doing them."
- A Layer of Chips
"Your Doubting Heart" grabs us that same way, a tale of distrust and mistrust that mixes simmering, iridescent guitars with free-roaming and high-in-mix bass, satisfyingly clattering drums and Racer-esque female backing vocals."
- In Love With These Times, In Spite of These Times
The Hobbes Fanclub
Up At Lagrange
UK Orders Release date: August 19, 2014
Catalogue number: LIFE110
LP Pressing: orange crush vinyl (100 copies) and black vinyl (150 copies). Artwork by: Andy Hart
1. Into The Night
2. Stay Gold
3. Your Doubting Heart
4. The Boy From Outer Space
5. I Knew You'd Understand
6. Run Into The Sea
7. How Could You Leave Me Like This
8. Outside Myself
9. Why Should You Tell The Truth
10. Up At Lagrange
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