From Chester and Ellesmere Port, their name inspired by a sign for the tennis club at the end of their street, Hooton Tennis Club grew up together and played in a number of bands before recording demos in their bedrooms as Hooton Tennis Club.
After recording a live session with BBC Introducing they caught the attention of The Label who released ‘Kathleen sat on the arm of her favourite chair’, put them on stage at Liverpool Sound City 2014 as part of The Label Recordings’ Showcase and helped them to achieve radio play on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, and coverage in NME.
Hooton Tennis Club have now gone on to secure a record deal with Heavenly Recordings. Jeff Barrett signed the quartet in September 2014 and their debut proper ‘Jasper’ was described by 6Music’s Lauren Laverne as her song of the year (so far).
After a UK tour with label-mate H. Hawkline, the band entered Parr Street studios in Liverpool with Bill Ryder-Jones, former guitarist in The Coral, to record their debut album Highest Point In Cliff Town.