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Limelight: Hookworms

Take a cosmic, transcendental trip with this northern quintet.

Every band has its light-bulb moment. In the case of Leeds five-piece Hookworms, theirs arrived during a gig by another local outfit. “They’re called Kogumaza and do a lot of great stuff with wah pedals,” explains bassist MB. “They were playing this really interesting harmonic stuff and we all started looking at each other. And when we started putting those kind of effects on our own songs, they completely changed. It turned into this weird space-rock thing. We realised that having a wah pedal doesn’t mean you have to be Jimi Hendrix.”

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