Hoodlums have consistently being drawing attention to themselves throughout 2012 with a brilliant series of singles that have picked up plaudits from everyone from 6Music to The Sun. The 3rd single is a truly brilliant slice of upbeat classic dark-pop songwriting. Front man Lou Vainglorious explains the concept behind the single...
"Always Looking Over My Shoulder is a bit of a paranoid pop song, its drawing on the insecurity that prevents some of us from enjoying the moment" Originating from Southend, the London-based band first attracted attention when they were invited to open for Suede on the Britpop kings' intimate comeback shows at London's 100 Club and The Ritz in Manchester.
Since then continual live gigging has brought much praise and attracted a loyal following who have rammed a number of London's venues including the Lexington, Cargo & Dalston Boys Club.
First single, 'Landmarks' featured in Q's Essential 50 and Track of the Day. Follow up track, 'Dark Horses' was championed by John Kennedy at Xfm. Hoodlums recently caught the attention of British band Keane would asked the band to support them for their comeback shows at De La Wa Pavillion in March.
Following these show's Keane invited Hoodlums to support them at Brixton Academy on June 9th marking their biggest live show to date.
'Always Looking Over My Shoulder' was recorded with Manic Street Preachers Producer Dave Eringa. The sound is cool and contemporary but with a massive pop sensibility and crossover appeal, mixing influences from Echo & The Bunnymen, with a smidgeon of Prince and a touch of The Cure into their bold new sound. The band will be recording their debut album this summer.