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THE HARE & HOOFE

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KENT MUSIC COMPANY


Format: 2xLPs
Cata No: KMC001
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What kind of band would choose a double vinyl, gatefold LP for their first release?
The Hare and Hoofe. Their eponymous first release consists of two discs. Disc One
rounds up their ‘hits’ so far – 2018’s smash hit White Blindness, the space gregorian
chant that is Voyager, and the pastoral tale of Appledore Fayre. The second consists of
their rock opera, The Terror of Melton. Time-travelling scientists. Giant laser-eyed
robots. A rock opera to end all rock operas…
Pitched somewhere between The Who, The Stooges, ELO, Sparks, Pink Floyd, Voivod,
Pete Townshend, Brainiac, Bowie and Judas Priest, The Terror of Melton is a headspinning,
ambitious journey. In turns stomping, tear-jerking, full-on rocking and dreamlike,
it will transport you. Prog Magazine’s Dom Lawson described it as “absurdly
entertaining and deliciously weird… An unmissable trip for fans of the fuzzy and farout”.
2018 saw the band recording a BBC6Music Marc Riley session before even releasing
a physical record. In addition, they’ve had plays on Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone. The
band have also gained a monstrously good live reputation, playing an instantly
legendary set at Hastings’ Beatwave festival, as well as headlining Tannerfest, Pitch
Fest, playing with Focus and The Fierce and The Dead, and the John Snow Society’s
annual celebration of the eminent epidemiologist.
Some describe them as ‘educational psych’, others prefer ‘polytechnic beat’, still more
as ‘a seventies garage band’. There’s certainly primeval drums, fuzz bass, lashings of
guitar and synth noises from another planet.
Formed from a gang of friends from Folkestone, Hoofe members have played in
groups including The Heliocentrics, The Priscillas, Ye Nuns, Jail Cell Recipes, The Frank
Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band, Chalet and Hyperglo.

Tracks:

DISC ONE The Statements

Side One
White Blindness
Appledore Fayre
Voyager
Side Two
Lady Lovibonde/Goodwin Pavane
Lionel Mettle

DISC TWO The Terror of Melton

Side One
Fanhare
I Was a Scientist (1892)
Did I Dream? Pts. 1-4
Side Two
The Terror of Melton
The Ballade of Layser Manne
Chromium Dioxide and the Crazy Data
Hanfare
Cold Blows the Whistle, Lonely Night

Press:

"A mash up of King Gizzard and Sparks. exciting stuff -
Classic Rock Magazine
"Like a drugged-up wizard on a BMX"
"The future of eccentric psychedelic rock is in safe hands?
Dom Lawson, Prog Rock Magazine
?Bonkers, barmy and brilliant? Marc Riley, BBC6 Music
'Your new favourite band' Shindig Magazine

 

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