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Hookworms - Microshift Album
Hookworms - Microshift Album
Performer: Hookworms
Title: Microshift
Label: Domino
Country: Europe
Released: 02 Feb 2018
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Synth-pop, Indie Rock
Cat: WIGLP423
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1208 mb | MP3 size: 1340 mb | WMA size: 2324 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock

Synthesizer [Additional Modular Synthesizer] – Richard Formby
3Negative Space
Backing Vocals – Alice Merida Richards
4The Soft Season
Backing Vocals – Alice Merida RichardsTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Christopher Duffin
5Static Resistance
Backing Vocals – Alice Merida Richards
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Christopher Duffin
Backing Vocals – Alice Merida Richards
8Boxing Day
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Christopher Duffin
9Each Time We Pass
Vocals [Additional Vocals], Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – Alice Merida Richards


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WIGLP423XMHookworms Microshift ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Ora)DominoWIGLP423XMUK2018
WIGLP423X, WIGLP423XMSHookworms Microshift ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Ora)Domino, DominoWIGLP423X, WIGLP423XMSUK2018
WIGCD423Hookworms Microshift ‎(CD, Album)DominoWIGCD423UK2018
WIGLP423XHookworms Microshift ‎(LP, Album, Dlx, 180)DominoWIGLP423XUK2018
WIGCD423PHookworms Microshift ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Domino Recording Co. Ltd.WIGCD423PUS2018


  • ArtworkLouis Byrne
  • Lacquer Cut ByBazza
  • Lyrics ByMJ
  • Mastered ByTom Woodhead
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByMatthew Johnson
  • Written-By, PerformerEO , JW , JN, MB, MJ


Includes download code.


  • Barcode: 887828042319
  • Matrix / Runout: WIGLP423 BH99757-01 A1 BAZZA ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout: WIGLP423-B2 BH09545-01 B1
  • Label Code: LC 10192


  • Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Suburban Home
  • Mixed At – Suburban Home
  • Mastered At – Hippocratic Mastering
  • Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH99757
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH09545
  • Lacquer Cut At – Alchemy Mastering


Microshift by Hookworms, released 02 February 2018 1. Negative Space 2. Static Resistance 3. Ullswater 4. The Soft Season 5. Opener 6. Each Time We Pass 7. Boxing Day 8. Reunion 9. Shortcomings Forget everything you know about Hookworms. However, as they return with their much-anticipated third record Microshift, the title of the record connotates more than just the intended nod to the audio plug-in their vocalist MJ regularly uses it could also be an understatement of a three-year narrative thats brought about changing circumstances, influences and subsequent evolution. Publication date. Uploaded by the album art archive on July 9, 2020. SIMILAR ITEMS based on metadata. Album 2018 9 Songs. More by Hookworms. Ullswater Luke Abbott Remix - Single. Negative Space - Single. Form and Function, Ursids - Single. Live, Vol. Songs in album Hookworms - Microshift 2018. Hookworms - Negative Space. Hookworms - Static Resistance. Hookworms - Ullswater. Hookworms - The Soft Season. Hookworms - Opener. Hookworms - Each Time We Pass. Hookworms - Boxing Day. Hookworms - Reunion. Hookworms - Shortcomings. Listen free to Hookworms Microshift Negative Space, Static Resistance and more. 9 tracks 46:39. It was released on 2 February 2018 by Domino Recording Company. The album's namesake is an audio plug-in. The record is dedicated to Archie, the band's former live sound engineer. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. LPDeluxe LPDeluxe LP Ltd Edn Colour VinylCDDL. Out Now. Fortunately for Hookworms, a similar flood of generosity, in money, time and practical assistance, helped Suburban Home back to its feet and, three years on, we have Microshift. Naming your band after something parasitic that bites onto your intestinal wall and sucks your blood is a reasonable hint towards the kind of gutsy music youre going to make. In this case, theyve taken more than a minimal shift away from the psych-rock of albums Pearl Mystic and The Hum into a visceral synth-rock symphony. When Hookworms reconvened in the new Suburban Home to start work on another album, 2018's Microshift, they decided to go about things differently and incorporate more electronics into the previously guitar-heavy sound. Hookworms Microshift Review. Their time is now. Sound and community: two things Leeds band Hookworms know plenty about. Last year almost 30 releases were recorded at Suburban Home in Kirkstall, the studio run by the bands synth player and vocalist Matthew Johnson MJ. From quirky pop-punk to melancholic grunge, a bit of everything passed through the doors. Over the past few years the space has become a mecca for the DIY scene a place thats affordable, inclusive and inspiring at a time when few studios are. Which is why, back in late 2015 when the building was devastated by flooding, an online fund was set up to help pay for its restora. Genre: Neo-Psychedelia. Microshift clearly demonstrates that Hookworms are operating on a new level. At this point, Hookworms might just be the best British band in the business. Full Review


Comments (2)
Not the most original band in the world, reminiscent of Bear In Heaven or Passion Pit. This album is solid, though. The vinyl sounds pretty good, but I doubt it sounds much different than the CD.
Great pressing. Dead quiet. Good sonics for a modern recording. Good to purchase.