Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Cold House by Hood, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Cold House

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Moving closer to their goal of blending beep-and-click electronica with the exotic tunefulness of space rock, Cold House is a cold and delicate examination of isolation. Hood creates unique and interesting variations on melodies while taking dirty, lo-fi beats to carry them. The guitar work is extremely minimal, drawing attention to the thin and frightened vocals that seem to haunt the songs more than take part in them. The dark and droning "They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here" is a beautiful shuffle that begins the disc with an urgency that plays off of the band's natural melancholy. "This Is What We Do to Sell Out(s)" is a manic, ambitious collection of beats that contains some of the most depressed vocals this side of Codeine. But Hood's unique burps and skips are at their best on "The River Curls Around the Town," where everything stutters and stops without warning, parts of the song just start to go backwards, and the guitar part jumps from channel to channel while horns play in the background. Drummer Stephen Royle is the hidden weapon on this album; the music revolves around his phenomenal pounding in a graceful battle of rhythm and atmosphere. Although Hood sounded like this long before Radiohead experimented with electronica, Cold House is the next step toward the icy-cold future of alternative rock that Kid A forecasted. Like any good experimental rock album, this may take time to grow on a casual listener. But it's a rewarding experience to hear bands like this break and bend the boundaries of modern pop and twist it into their own glitch-filled vision.


Formed: 1991 in Leeds, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The Leeds, England-based lo-fi bliss-popsters Hood comprised Andrew Johnson, Chris Adams, Richard Adams, John Clyde-Evans, Craig Tattersall, and Nicola Hodgkinson. The group debuted in 1992 with the 7" "Sirens"; after 1993's "Opening Into Enclosure," a year later they issued Cabled Linear Traction, which collected their two earlier singles. Absent throughout 1995, the year following, Hood returned with a barrage of new material -- after three singles ("Lee Faust Million Piece Orchestra," "A Harbour...
Full bio
Cold House, Hood
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.


Influenced by this Artist