Hood (band)

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Background information
OriginLeeds, England
GenresPost-rock, indie rock, electronic
Years active1991–present
LabelsDomino Records, Misplaced Music, Slumberland Records, Happy Go Lucky Records, Fluff Records, 555 Recordings
MembersChris Adams
Richard Adams
Past membersJohn Clyde-Evans
Nicola Hodgkinson
Andrew Johnson
Stephen Royle
Craig Tattersall
Gareth S. Brown
Mark Wright
Stewart Anderson
Matt Robson

Hood are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers Chris and Richard Adams, and friends (including, at times, Craig Tattersall and Andrew Johnson of The Remote Viewer, and Nicola Hodgkinson of Empress).[1][2]


Hood's first releases were very limited vinyl singles on various small independent record labels.

In 1994, record labels Fluff and Slumberland Records released Hood's first full length album, Cabled Linear Traction. Slumberland also released 1996's Silent '88, and the following year Happy Go Lucky Records released Structured Disasters, a compilation of tracks from singles. All featured a large number of short tracks (many of less than a minute), a mixture of indie rock, noise experiments reminiscent of Sonic Youth or Pavement, and an increasing interest in electronics.

In 1997, Domino Records signed Hood and released the single "Useless". Produced by Matt Elliott (better known as the Third Eye Foundation), it was a far more straightforward and tuneful song than any they had released so far. Elliott toured with the band, and produced the albums Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys and The Cycle of Days and Seasons. Like the single, these abandoned the short songs and instrumental snippets for longer pieces, with a pastoral sound similar to Bark Psychosis or Talk Talk. The band continued to release singles for other labels; "The Weight", for 555 Recordings, was a return to the older style with eight tracks on a 7" disc.

Collaborating with friends Doseone and Why? from the Anticon collective, Hood released their fifth album, Cold House in 2001. The work combined elements of post-rock, IDM, and indie with Doseone and Why?'s lyrical talents and featured the single "You Show No Emotion At All".[3]

In 2003, most of the band's single and compilation tracks from the years since Structured Disasters were collected on Singles Compiled (a double CD), and Compilations 1995-2002. Neither contains any of the tracks recorded for Domino, but some unreleased material is included on the singles collection.[4]

In early 2005, after additional line-up changes, Hood released Outside Closer. The tracks 'The Lost You' and 'The Negatives' were released as singles.[5]

Since the release of Outside Closer, Hood has toured with Why? promoting his album Elephant Eyelash and released various remixes: including 'The Negatives' with vocals by British MC Jehst. Chris also has a solo side project called Bracken, and in 2007 released the album We Know About the Need on Anticon.

In 2007 Richard Adams formed a side project The Declining Winter,[6] releasing a 7" single, The Future Sound of Hip Hop parts 1 & 2,[7] and an album Goodbye Minnesota[8] and further albums on a variety of labels.

In 2012, Domino Records released a six disc compilation box set called Recollected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of Cold House.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]


  • "Sirens" (1992)
  • "Opening into Enclosure" (1993)
  • "57 White Bread" (1994)
  • "Carmine" (split) (1995)
  • "A Harbour of Thoughts" (1995)
  • "Hem" (split) (1995)
  • "Lee Faust's Million Piece
  • Orchestra" (1995)
  • "I've Forgotten How to Live" (1996)
  • "Secrets Now Known to Others" (Earworm Records, 1996)
  • "Useless"' (1997)
  • "Filmed Initiative" (1998)
  • "The Year of Occasional Lull" (1998)
  • "(The) Weight" (1998)
  • "Steward" (split) (2000)
  • "Home is Where it Hurts" (2001)
  • "Photographers" (2001)
  • "You Show No Emotion at All" (2002)
  • "Themselves" (split) (2004)
  • "The Lost You" (2004)
  • "The Negatives" (2005)


  1. ^ Hsieh, Christine, 1 February 2005, Hood[dead link], Remix.
  2. ^ Umile, Dominic, 8 February 2005, Hood Outside Closer, PopMatters.
  3. ^ Harris, Simon, Hood Archived 23 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Tiny Mix Tapes.
  4. ^ Ott, Chris, 24 April 2003, Hood Singles Compiled and Compilations 1995-2002 Archived 23 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Pitchforkmedia.
  5. ^ "RTÉ Ten, The Entertainment Network, TV listings, Celebrity news, interviews, photos, videos, soaps, reviews, cinema, listings". Rte.ie. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ "The Declining Winter | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ "An independent record label with The Declining Winter, Gareth S. Brown, Charlie Parr, Hood and many other lovely bands — An independent record label with The Declining Winter, Gareth S. Brown, Charlie Parr, Hood and many other lovely bands". Misplacedmusic.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ "The Declining Winter". Rusted Rail. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Hood Announce "Recollected" a 6 CD Box Set". Domino Records. Retrieved 12 March 2012.

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