The Hook Up

The Hook Up

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This hard pumping trio rocks out, with genitalia out. Inspired by the energy, sounds and performance antics of The Stooges, The Litter, Flamin’ Groovies, The MC5 to name a few, and will get you moving to their swampy garage punk blues before you know what hit you. - signed with Ricochet Records

Biography

The Hook Up formed in the fall of 2009 with the singular mission of playing rock and roll the old way: through tube amps, drenched in reverb and grit; soaked with sweat and occasionally, blood. Their intention has always been to get dirty and not be “cool”. Inspired by the energy, sounds and performance antics of The Stooges, The Litter, Flamin’ Groovies, The MC5 and Thee Headcoats – to name a few... – the band has a sound rooted in 1960s garage and psychedelic without being retro. The trio began gigging in early 2010, playing as much as possible anywhere that would have them and quickly developed a reputation as a band that could consistently deliver the kind of rock show you don’t often see anymore. Guitarist David Gilbert is renowned for his ability to direct the band, while wailing a guitar solo, while spinning circles on his back, while drenched in sweat – not to mention his catchy as all hell songs. The thunderous and rock solid rhythm section features the ravishing Jaime Haraldson on bass and the staunch and uncanny Josh Peters on drums. Together the threesome put on a no-holds-barred show with everything from surf sounds to punk rock wailers rounded out with surprising three part harmonies and killer vocals by both Gilbert and Haraldson. In late summer 2010 The Hook Up released their self-recorded EP. They were quickly snapped up by Montreal indie label Ricochet Sound Recordings. Their full-length debut "Tomorrow & Today" was released in May 2011.?

Discography

"S/T" E.P. (5 songs) : October 2010. Self Released. Homemade Series vol. 1

"Tomorrow & Today" L.P. (14 Songs): May 2011. Ricochet Sound Recordings.

"Minstrel Boy" appears on Noises From the Hideout - The Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, Vol. 6. September 2011. GRGPNK Records.

"Call Up The Devil" L.P. (13 Songs): December 2011.