London Band Hoofa join us to Answer the 10 Questions!
Where did your band name come from?
Hoofa was my X-Box gamer tag when I was growing up and I wanted a name that was close to me for this project. I’ve been in other bands before, but this project feels like my big push at going further in music than before. In short, Hoofa was my 12 year old online name!
What made you want to get into music?
I got a guitar when I was 4 for Christmas and used to record my songs on a karaoke cassette player when I was about 5 or 6 and really enjoyed it. I like writing songs that make people dance and I’ve always been a performer (musical theatre and all that!) so I guess performing and making people move made me want to get into music!
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
I went to university in Newcastle and a venue called the Head of Steam was always brilliant to play. Great sound, big enough to get 50 people in but then it would be rammed and be a really energetic night. On top of that the staff there treated me really well every time.
One band/artist you’d love to support?
Little Comets have been a big influence for a long time now, so it’d be great to support them. The Night Cafe are a great new band at the moment and supporting them would be mint as well.
What’s the greatest love song ever written?
It’s gonna come down to opinion! I reckon She’s so Lovely by Scouting for Girls is up there. Really catchy, straight to the point and is just cheesy enough. A lot of being in love is really cheesy, so I think that’s an important part of any truly great love song.
The best album that you’ve heard this year?
The new IDLES album is brilliant!
Most underrated band/artist of all time?
Little Comets always seem to be on the edge of being ultimately massive but many bands around them seem to have gone on to do a lot (Catfish and The Bottlemen, The 1975… I could go on for ages) so I’d say they’re pretty much up there.
What was the last song you streamed on Spotify?
I’m listening to Sea Girls a lot at the moment.
Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for? (Musically not for Criminal Offences)
Sea Girls are fantastic, and so is Sam Fender (great name) and Bloxx.
What do you want to accomplish next as a band?
We’re going to try play some festivals next year, but it’d be great to get some more support slots under our belts. As long as people are singing the music back to us, then in reality, we’re happy.