This week, Hookworms release their long-awaited third album, Microshift (via Domino Records), which, for the Leeds, UK quintet, heralds a major shift from stormy psych-punk to radiant electro-rock. For his Dowsers playlist, the band’s guitarist JW shines a light on his favorite under-the-radar acts.
“We’re about to go on tour with a short stint in mainland Europe as well as various UK dates over the next couple of months. Here’s a playlist of bands we’re excited to play with on these dates. As part of the tour, we’re doing a couple of two-night residencies at The White Hotel in Salford and at our favourite venue and second home the Brudenell Social Club—we’re curating the line-up for both of these shows, so here’s a collection of my favorite songs by those artists. There’s a bonus Virginia Wing track as they’re kindly supporting us on all UK dates—Merida and Chris from Virginia Wing both played on Microshift, too.”