Daily Dose: Hookworms, "Ullswater (Luke Abbott Remix)"

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Daily Dose: Hookworms, "Ullswater (Luke Abbott Remix)"

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English five-piece Hookworms have followed up this year’s Microshift with a new remixes EP, Microshift Remixes EP, out on Nov. 23 via Domino Records.

The four-track EP features remixes from Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor, Luke Abbott, Free Love (fka Happy Meals) and XAM (with Hookworms’ own MB). The EP will be limited to 500 physical copies and they’ve unveiled the first track from it today, Oct. 10: “Ullswater (Luke Abbott Remix).”

The new remix preserves the punchy, intricate electro-rock quality of the group’s album while drawing it out for a more hypnotic, rhythmic drone. The vocals cut out about halfway through, but they keep up the intrigue with mind-numbing synths and pulsing percussion, opening the sonic palette much wider than you thought they would, especially with the outro’s strange, waterfall-like percussive elements.

Their third and latest album, Microshift, was released this February and it was one of the most critically acclaimed British records of the year. Featuring singles like “Negative Space” and “Static Resistance,” the LP marked a full-on embrace of samples and electronic instrumentation, and they’ve never sounded stronger and more focused than now. They ditched trippy noise-rock and psychedelia for a more realized, wide-awake sound—an electronic rallying cry, bursting with love and humanity.

Listen to the reworked version of “Ullswater” below, and preorder their remixes EP digitally here and physically here.