Based loosely around brothers Chris and Richard Adams and friends to hand, Hood have positioned themselves, over a series of albums, in a unique point in modern UK sound craft.Mapping the territory of their native Yorkshire in sometimes haunted, sometimes passively angry, but always abstract and melodic song cycles, the Hood sound is rural, English and submerging.
Their most recent collection, 2001's Cold House is a deft configuration of song, glitch and atmosphere featuring guest spots from fellow travelers Why? and Dose 1 of Anticon's cLOUDDEAD. Both ancient and modern, the album clicks and beats around a consciousness, space and time of its own.
Firm favourites with both deconstructed backpackers, the aforementioned cLOUDDEAD, and post rockers such as Mogwai (Hood have toured with both), each Hood release is an ongoing and ever more confident statement of intent: a half-remembered walk in the country, an unexpected chord sequence, a band sounding like no other standing on its own.