Image by Isabella Cuttill
The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves.
Adam Brown of Gently Tender
Celia Archer, Adam Brown, Will Doyle, Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew
Something of a supergroup, this band grew from the now disbanded Palma Violets - of which Doyle, Fryer and Mayhew were all members, and also features Celia of The Big Moon.
“A mesmerising nod to epic folk tales and collective gang singing of the 70s in full stride, but beaming with wide-eyed harmonies and sun-kissed hooks - it’s the sound of a bustling pub on a hot summer day, packed with personalities and an inviting core.” - Dork
The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)
Elvis and Sade LP’s from Oxfam
Your favourite place to listen to music
Whenever I’m travelling around, especially in a car at night
A song which reminds you of your childhood
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Your go-to karaoke song
Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever
A song which could change the world if everyone heard it
Again, Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever
A song you’d rather never hear again
Tenacious D - Tribute
A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore
Best Coast - Bratty B
A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (Live!)
A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)
D’Angelo - Really Love
The soundtrack to your last holiday
In France last summer the only CD in my mate’s car was Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
A song which has changed your mind
I’d never thought to listen to any jazz until a friend showed me Art Blakey - Moanin’
A song which makes you cry
Over Christmas I heard River by Joni Mitchell and it got me good.
A song which makes you laugh
Tom Waits - Step Right Up
A song which gives you goosebumps
Frank Ocean - Ivy
A song which makes you feel empowered
Nick Cave - Jubilee Street, the ‘look at me now‘ bit.
An artist you regret never having seen live
I hope LCD Soundsystem tour again.
An artist you hope to see live soon
A gig you’ll never forget
King Brothers at Lock Tavern, I’m not sure who they even are I just happened to be there, it was madness.
An album you know by heart
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
A cover which is better than the original
Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
A song you first heard on a film soundtrack
Ween - Ocean Man
A song you love in a foreign language
Leonard Cohen - The Partisan (does that count?)
An instrumental song you love
Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Albertina Sisulu
A song which gets stuck in your head
Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields
A recent musical discovery
Glenn Gould, there’s an amazing video of him being introduced by Leonard Bernstein before playing a Bach concerto - seriously, look it up!