Episode 87 - Cold House by Hood
One listen to Hood’s intriguing fifth album ‘Cold House’ would have you think that they were just another bunch of perennially morose Northern Englishmen. Not so. This week Weaver aims to tell you otherwise.
Despite critical acclaim, some tasty tours and lovely festival slots, Hood never did seem to catch the right wave. By the time record came around, they’d been ploughing their trade for ten years, and had recorded and released a ton of songs, exploring many different musical avenues.
With this record though, it seems to come together. The second release on Domino, and the backing some indie press, was enough to see them continue for another few years. Then the promptly vanished altogether. One of the brothers who made up the core unit of the band, Richard Adams, moved onto The Declining Winter, whilst Chris now creates music under the name A Remote Viewer, Bracken and runs a label called Home Assembly.
Nevertheless, Weaver argues that this is a true unsung classic, and the band’s melancholic magnum opus. A strange mixture of electronica, post-rock, indie and trip hop is what you can expect to find on this album. The trip hop elements bolstered with guest spots by Anticon co-founders Why? and Doseone.
In this episode we chat about the album, try to define what it is about some English bands that just screams “dull” and a whole bunch more.
Is Cold House worthy of inclusion in our discography? You know what to do.