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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by lloydybwoy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 14:01

The Hobbes Fanclub also given a good word in this week's NME, interestingly. Although considering they accompanied the review of the new Fiona Apple album with a huge picture of Alanis Morissette who knows what that means?

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by gofelt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 14:53

I am in love with you guys! I had never seen you before Indietracks but now I can't get your songs out of my head!! You looked stunning on stage, so happy!!! My Greek friends were amazed!! By far the best indiepop noisy band I've seen in a while. Why you are not already big is beyond me!!

BEST NOISY POP EVER!

LOVE
LOVE
LOVE

PS: Leon, it was so great meeting you after the gig.
PS: Sunday's lineup in the church was the best (not only at indietracks )I have ever seen. If only we could bring you, September girls, Love Dance and Rose in London for an alldayer! DREAMY
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Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Post by humblebee » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:43

^^What Christos said.

Leon, I just realised at Indietracks that you play everything with a capo at the fifth fret. I guess that's partly how you get everything so jangly and shimmery sounding. What guitar and amp do you use?

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by leon » Wed Jul 11, 2012 23:06

Hi Christos it was lovely to meet you too, and we're so glad you enjoyed our songs. And yes we were very happy on stage, it felt like everyone in the church was willing us to do well. That was our sixth show and despite our nerves I think we all enjoyed it the best.


Hey Pete, I do use a capo on the fifth fret (adopts guitar geek voice)....I originally got the idea from discovering when I was younger that John Squire plays mostly in D with a capo at the relevant fret to change the key ( I was a big Stone Roses fan when I started playing). I prefer playing those chord shapes, and D has so many possibilities, but I prefer to sing in G mostly, hence fifth fret. I also decided to move up there as it meant I could play open chords as I'm rubbish at barre chords, and it keeps everything bright and trebly unlike open chords at the nut.

My guitar is a faithful Jazzmaster copy made by my dad. It has MIJ Jazzmaster pick ups and Fender electrics, with Schaller tuners (I think) and a copy bridge and tremolo. My dad made the rest - he took up luthiering when he retired from teaching a few years ago, the Jazzmaster was his second guitar. He also made the red Rickenbacker copy which I brought as back up but I'm only really looking after that for my little lad Joe.

As for amps, both times you've seen us I've been borrowing whatever was provided, but I just got a Mesa Boogie Mark III, I used it in Bradford for the first time the other week, its gorgeous, and SO loud! (stops guitar geek voice).
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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by leon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 16:48

Hello all

Louise has written a little piece in No Hands zine about the perils of being a girl in a band and also a mum.

The zine is linked to the night I'm involved with in Bradford. I've also written a piece but its basically me listing some bands I like, including The Tuts and September Girls.

You can have a butchers here.

I put this in the Hobbes thread as I couldn't think where else to put it but if admins can move it somewhere more appropriate that would be great.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 23, 2013 17:04

leon wrote:Hello all

Louise has written a little piece in No Hands zine about the perils of being a girl in a band and also a mum.

The zine is linked to the night I'm involved with in Bradford. I've also written a piece but its basically me listing some bands I like, including The Tuts and September Girls.

You can have a butchers here.

I put this in the Hobbes thread as I couldn't think where else to put it but if admins can move it somewhere more appropriate that would be great.
If that piece hit the nail on the head any more perfectly, it'd be Bob the Builder.


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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by shaved head thrills » Fri Jan 25, 2013 02:47

Oh gosh, that article is brilliant.
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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 18, 2014 18:40

Having had one listen to the album, I think I can safely say you won't hear a better one for a while.

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by linus » Fri Jul 18, 2014 19:17

it's a really impressive album, all killer, no filler, and the re-recordings of some of the songs that have been out previously are fantastic... I had high hopes for this lp and it's far far exceded them... a definite must have...

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by gofelt » Sun Jul 20, 2014 13:48

We haven't got the lp yet but your new song (the one in the Indietracks compilation) is absolutley beautiful, Leon!
Cant wait to see you guys, again. I can't believe it's been two years since the last time, Indieatracks 2012!!
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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by linus » Sun Jul 20, 2014 13:58

I can't speak for Mr Chips but I don't have a physical copy of the record, just heard the songs

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by tonieee » Wed Aug 13, 2014 15:23

If anyone's curious, this short podcast with an explanation of the various Lagrange points popped up in my podcatcher today:

http://www.cheapastro.com/193-3-the-oth ... he-remake/

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by leon » Fri Aug 15, 2014 23:08

tonieee wrote:If anyone's curious, this short podcast with an explanation of the various Lagrange points popped up in my podcatcher today:

http://www.cheapastro.com/193-3-the-oth ... he-remake/
Thats brilliant Tonieee, thank you for sharing!
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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by crystalball » Tue Aug 19, 2014 18:30

Let's talk about the album. I'll start: Eeeeeeeeeee! It's so good. I'm all Gasp! and Whoa! and Sigh! when I listen to it. Love.

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 19, 2014 18:56

I think I broke my own record for the number of times I've played it today.

I love all of it dearly, but the last two songs are just something else. It's exactly how pop music should sound like.

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by scooterboy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 22:34

I love the album. I had really high expectations and am not disappointed. It's been on the turntable twice again today. Comes with a lyric sleeve so I can sing along too :-)

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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:09

Oh, yes!


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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Sep 23, 2014 18:22

Lamacq is playing your EXCELLENT Your Doubting Heart on 6Music RIGHT NOW!
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Re: The Hobbes Fanclub

Post by leon » Tue Sep 23, 2014 21:45

roundbitsofplastic wrote:Lamacq is playing your EXCELLENT Your Doubting Heart on 6Music RIGHT NOW!
WooP!
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