Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates

Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates

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LP

A year on from their debut LP Highest Point In Cliff Town, Hooton Tennis Club return with Big Box of Chocolates – a dozen tracks that continue the band’s knack of combining catchy off-kilter riffs with droll storytelling. Like its predecessor, the album feels like a selection box of alt-rock short stories: fuzzy stompalong snapshots of life in the twenty-first century seen through the eyes of lads caught in the hazy Limbo of their twenties.


If Highest Point In Cliff Town was the band’s sprightly statement of intent, Big Box of Chocolates may well be their coming-of-age: a record that retains all the colour and invention of their debut, while being elevated by richer instrumentation and lyrics that hint at slightly heavier themes: love and loss, nihilism and the ‘non-spaces’ of Northern England, all delivered in the band’s typically laconic, bittersweet style, like a Mersey Beat Murakami.