Hookworms are back with another track and video “Static Resistance”, from the forthcoming “Microshift” album.  While the band say that “It’s a song about the wax and wane of depression and an eternal want to escape the life you’ve built.”, the toe-tapping beat and bright colours in the almost Parklife-esque video give the initial impression of a happy pop song…

But as the driving beat powers that organ hook through those space-age laser blasts, the hopefulness of the uplifting melody contrasts with the bleakness of some the lyrics.  “I’m facing down, I’m feeling awful” the refrain repeats, ending in a chaotic crescendo while the video cuts between the minor day-to-day successes that we substitute for real meaningful, happiness (like eating a really good burger).

Watch the video below and simultaneously cheer yourself with the music while experiencing a nagging worry as to where your life is going –

The album Microshift is released on 2nd February on Domino

And you’ll want to catch them live at one of the following dates (at least), in particular they return to headline the Lost Weekend in Salford, and have a couple of Rough Trade in store appearances.

Tour dates 
2nd February – Folkestone, UK – Profound Sound Festival
3rd February – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
4th February – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rotonde
5th February – Berlin, Germany – Privatclub
6th February – Ghent, Belgium – NEST
7th February – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
9th February – London, UK – Rough Trade East In Store
10th February – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade In Store
23rd February – Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factory
24th February – Brighton, UK – Patterns
2nd March – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
3rd March – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
4th March – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
9th March – Salford, UK – The White Hotel – The Lost Weekend
10th March – Salford, UK – The White Hotel – The Lost Weekend
17th March – Glasgow, UK – The Art School
18th March – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
24th March – London, UK – Electric Brixton
25th March – Sheffield, UK – Picture House Social