Hooton Tennis Club have announced details of the release of their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town will be released on Friday 28th August 2015 on Heavenly Recordings. The album was recorded and produced at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool by Bill Ryder Jones.
Their name inspired by a sign for the tennis club in Little Sutton, Hooton Tennis Club grew up together and played in a number of bands with improbable names. While studying at various colleges they speedily recorded some songs to upload with no intention of ever being an actual “band” but early demos soon caught the ears of Heavenly Recordings and by September 2014, the band had signed to the label.
Following a U.K. tour with label-mate H. Hawkline, the band entered the studio to start recording their debut album in the early spring of 2015. Inspired by the plug-in-and-play quasi-improvisational approach of Deerhunter and Ariel Pink, the album is the sound of the summer of adolescence slipping into the autumn of adulthood.
The band have also revealed the video to their forthcoming single, Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair, the video was shot and directed by the band. It features live footage taken at their appearance at the Heavenly 25th weekend at Hebden Bridge in January of this year, intercut with them larking about on tour.
Up In The Air
I’m Not Going Roses Again
Something Much Quicker Than Anyone But Jennifer Could Ever Imagine
Always Coming Back 2 You
Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of her Favourite Chair
And Then Camilla Drew Fourteen Dots On Her Knees
Fall In Luv