HOOBY AND THE YABBIT TALK ABOUT THEIR NEW EP 'OUT OF TIME'

Updated: Dec 13, 2020


HI THERE THANKS FOR ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS FOR US.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM/ PROJECT?

Well it’s a 4 track EP called ‘Out of Time’, containing songs I wrote a few years ago now. It’s a mix up of British Rhythm and Blues and Southern Boogie, or at least this is how someone described it to me in the pub recently. Its guitar music, it’s vibrant, thoughtful, loud and acoustic here and there too. I think it’s a late night listening record. Have a drink or whatever and turn the lights down.

WHAT INSPIRED ANY CENTRAL THEMES ON THE ALBUM?

Lyrically speaking? The first song Handsome Curves is pretty simple, Find someone you like and keep them. If stuff isn’t working, move on, don’t fight it. Movietown is political really, a slow blues but with a bite, inspired by a juxtaposition of religious celebration post millennium coinciding with the American/ UK invasion of Afghanistan in 2002 /3. Tea and Toast is about having fun, in the bed. Freak Out was originally called ‘Emergency Biscuit Scoff’ and isn’t about anything, Just FREAK OUT about whatever you like. So, yes it’s a mixed bag really. My wife put an early version of the last song on Facebook with the comment: ’This is what it’s like inside my husband’s head.’

HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND RECORDING?

Oh God forever I think…..because it’s not a band on there, it’s mostly me. The ideas stayed on a shelf for a long time, such a long time I ain’t even gonna tell ya. It was a big thrill to finally play them live though.