HEY MOOK :: Varying numbers of not-so-young men who should know better, offering a glimmer of sobriety (!) in the drunken nostalgic mess of this deeply debauched post-colonial nightmare called Tasmania.

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Formed in 1987 Hey Mook reinvented itself in 2000-2001, after a three year sabbatical, with the release of the critically acclaimed Crash Into You. The album, recorded in the bass players lounge room, brought the band to the attention of wizened music luminary Stewart Coupe and Harvest Festival chief Marcus Mulcay.


Fate conspired against the recording of the follow up album Never Gets You Anywhere which was finally released in December 2004. This time the band recorded with legendary Hobart engineer Stew Long and the album has been well received by local and mainland critics. Author Richard Flanagan hailed the album as one of his favorite pieces of music, literature or art for 2005!


Praise for Never Gets You Anywhere

Clever, quirky pop that works. Never gets you anywhere is a superb release. **** Angus T. BUZZ July 2005 Edition

The band's third album contains beautifully crafted, deeply felt roots pop tunes that would sit comfortably on the same shelf as fellow Oceanic denizens like the Triffids (without the pomp) and the Go-Betweens. Add excellent tunes like "I Signed a Heartbeat" (which boasts a pronounced soul influence) and "$50 Haircut" to leader Kim Pearce's personable singing and you've got tuneage that's hard to resist…. Michael Toland High Bias April 2005

all through this fine album I hear shades and nuances of Died Pretty and The Go-betweens, although what I mostly hear is a thoroughly original Tasmanian voice. Tim Cox The Mercury January 2005

Hey Mook will be hosting Mookenannies through the summer months of 2005-6 at the Crescent Hotel Nth Hobart. The shows will be stripped back, acoustic based, Saturday sessions featuring a plethora of Tasmanian musical talent.

Hey Mook can be contacted via Chiltone Records


CHILTONE RECORDS are proud to present Hey Mook's. long player, never gets you anywhere , by Hobart's very own,

"It's great. My favourite track I Signed a Heartbeat reminds me of The Clash (circa London Calling) and all through this fine album I hear shades and nuances of Died Pretty and The Gobetweens, although what I mostly hear is a thoroughly original Tasmanian voice."
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