The Friday Fire Track: Hoops – “Rules”

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Bloomington, Indiana four-piece Hoops instantly grabbed my ear with their debut single “Rules.” The Friday Fire Track has the modern flare of DIIV and EZTV but the classic 80’s vibe of The Cleaners From Venus. Basically, a must listen for me with that type of sound. Hidden power-pop chords are the key as this melodic mix keeps your foot tapping with the very rhythmic drum pace. “Rules” has a feverish tempo and keeps you a bit on edge as the line “I know I’m breaking all the rules” just effortlessly flows out.

Hoops’ full-length debut, Routines, is going to hit the streets on May 5th via Fat Possum Records. The band also has a tour already set throughout North America and the U.K., including stops at SXSW, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees Festival, Noise Pop Festival and Savannah Stopover. You can check the current schedule below. Enjoy your Friday!



Hoops Website
Hoops Facebook
Fat Possum Records

Tour Dates – North American Dates in BOLD

2/18 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
2/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
2/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *
2/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
3/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
3/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/09 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End
3/10 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

5/02 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
5/03 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
5/04 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/07 – Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds
5/08 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
5/09 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
5/10 – London, UK @ The Lexington
5/12 – 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
5/26 – 28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right +

* w/ Tennis
^ w/ PARTS
+ w/ Joy Again

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