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Hoofa

Sounds likeLittle Comets, Peace, The Wombats
LocationLondon

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Hoofa is a north London based indie artist influenced by the likes of Little Comets, Peace and The Beautiful South. Their honest lyrics, catchy storytelling and captivating instrumentals are brought to life with their vibrant, live performances which they've become known for.

2018 has been a busy year for Hoofa, starting with their own headline show, they've gone on to play across some of London's most established indie venues supporting Monico Blonde, Detroit Social Club and NOVACUB. In May, they made their festival debut at The Great Escape followed by Fringe at Tramlines in Sheffield.

Due to fan demand, Hoofa jumped into the studio for an exclusive live session at Bonafide Studios. Olivia and Think About You were released in June reaching over a thousand streams within a week. Think About You was playlisted on Jim Gellatly's show on Amazing Radio and on NE1 5FM.

Management / Booking: Alan - Alan@inthetune.com
Publicist : Chynna - Chynna@CavePR.co.uk

Q & A with NME

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?

Our live show is really high energy, and we encourage sing alongs! We try to write catchy chorus vocals and tend to have people singing them back to us by the final chorus, which is always nice!

What’s your back-story?

Hoofa is the brainchild of the frontman James, who has been involved in music all his life. James has been signed a couple of times with different bands and music featured on TV and international radio. Hoofa is basically a collection of James' friends who said they were willing to put up with him in a rehearsal room for 6 hours a week!

What are you working on at the moment?

We're about to head into the studio to record a couple of singles and put them out late this year / early next year. In theory, it's a really exciting time for us right now!

What's the first song you remember hearing?

I was brought up with my Dads music collection, which was basically The Smiths, The Beautiful South and The Police. However I think the song i recall the most from an early age is Hound dog - Elvis. No idea why.

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?

Robbie Williams - Angels

What was the first gig you went to?

My Dad took me to see Morrisey at Birmingham NEC and I fainted cos I hadn't eaten anything. He was quite annoyed that we lost our spec at the front, but hey, next time, feed me.

Which song do you wish you'd written?

I'm a big fan of big, almost cheesy, vocal lines. Goodbye Mr A by the Hooisers for example. However The Cure's Friday I'm in Love is also a dot com banger.

Which song changed your life?

Another cliche, but This Charming Man - The Smiths. I go mad every time i hear it - still.

Which song would you like played at your funeral?

I don't really have a preference so i'd probably go down the comical route. Friday by Rebecca Black would be laugh.

What song is stuck in your head right now?

The Night Cafe - You Change with the seasons. Great song, great band.

What was the first Album you bought?

I used to just play my Dad's stuff, but I believe the first album I bought was Stadium Arcadium album by Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Saved up from the paper round for that one.

Which song made you want to play music?

I don't think it was a particular song - more a willingness to perform on stage. If forced to chose, it would be something off the early Arctic Monkeys record.

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