Loom formed through a shared distaste, boredom, and frustration with new music. They recorded and released two cassettes within their first year, the latter being a showcase of their most prominent initial influences – a six-track covers ep of The Jesus Lizard, Bad Brains, Pixies, GG Allin, Misfits, and Warsaw. They felt that it was a necessity to broadcast their intent as a band as aggressively and directly as possible.

They subsequently received airplay from Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter at Radio 1, along with continued coverage and Track of the Week profile in NME for their second digital release.

Off the back of those first few singles, they made the bill for the Rolling Stones Hyde Park show. Over the past few years, Loom have toured across the UK and Germany with artists including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Queen Kwong, and Turbowolf, along with a number of headline tours.

Loom took a step back from the initial ‘hype’ – labels and journalists were quick to assume we had a certain sound and wanted to have an influence on that – they didn’t want to make someone else’s idea of a debut album.

There was a new wave of dross that people were desperate to call the return of grunge – Loom knew this fake renaissance would be dead within a few years and didn’t want any association with the group of bands that were just trying to capitalize on a trend. Sure enough, it has already died and they can’t be pigeon-holed into that scene anymore, because it doesn’t exist.

The debut album is the biggest statement a band makes. The songs Loom have written need to be presented exactly how they want them to be. They didn’t want to be accused of contrived revivalism. They needed to find the right producers and the right label to understand where they were coming from. Loom now have that.