New band of the day: The Hobbes Fanclub

Sepia-tinted indie pop; lo-fi reverb vocals, a background fuzz and a warm riff pulling it all together.

The Hobbes Fanclub blend the best of britpop, indie, garage and lo-fi for a distorted sound topped with soft vocals.

While there is an undeniable tweeness in their jangle there is also the distant vocal and chiming guitar of the Stone Roses seeping through, the ethereal echoing female voice of early Belle and Sebastian, a bounce with a shoegaze sheen.

The band, from Bradford, have melded psychedelic garage rock to yearning upbeat melancholia in a way that oozes with nostalgia yet manages not to sound like a replica of what’s already gone before.

There first two split singles sold out but you can check them out combined as an EP on a pay-what-you-like basis from Bandcamp.

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Sarah is a former editor of Louder Than War and a freelance music writer for numerous other publications online and in print. Co-owner of Reckless Yes Records she has put out music by LIINES, Pet Crow and lots of other awesome bands as well as put on shows by bands including Bivouac, Mark Morriss, Desperate Journalist and Dream Nails. She's an author, user experience designer and digital content strategist, as well as an occasional broadcaster. Sarah is a compulsive collector of coloured vinyl, a believer in the boogie and is in love with possibilities.


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