Kicking off with a Joy Division warm-up in the early evening hours of last Saturday evening, Hooky soon took the Empire by storm. Masterfully building up on the broodiness, from Atmosphere to She's Lost Control, via Isolation and Shadowplay, the playing was fierce and cathartic - this tempestuous trip down memory lane seemingly wrapped up way too quickly.
Old fans of the band(s) walked around with Hooky t-shirts and youngsters too young to have experienced Ian Curtis's spastic on stage dancing declared their obsession with Joy Division. It was a win-win situation, and we lost control. Again.