This article was published in 2005.

The second single - "The Negatives" - from Hood's recent album is one of the real highlights from a record of dizzying beauty. Melding together elements of disco, pastoral folk and the most exquisite beats, the band have compressed their trademark sound into a brave new statement of intent.

Set for release on Domino on 21st March, the single is backed with new tracks "Squint In The First Light of The Day" and "The Sad Decline of Home".

Released in January, "Outside Closer" was "Album of The Week" in both The Independent On Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph.

Hood play at Brudenell Social Club on February 17th.