Wrenford Hoof started off as an accidental singer-songwriter in 2004 when his plans to create a belated (and unnecessary) UK response to Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’ were scuppered by his own complete disinterest in the project during its final stages. The ensuing gentle psych-folk-rock albums that he made (dodgy copies of which are circulating somewhere around the north-west of England) garnered some radio play and interviews, and he thought he might as well try to make some money at it. These plans were also scuppered by an unexpected tidal wave of music industry apathy, but this didn’t stop him from making an expansive full-band record in 2006 called ‘The Good Mud Underfoot’, which was finally released on Foof in 2013. Following this, the eclectic follow-up ‘White Gravy’ – recorded in a myriad of strange ways and places – was released on Foof on Christmas Day 2013.
In addition to this, Hoofy is a founding member of A Blossom Fell, and also briefly joined Devil Say Dance as their live guitarist in 2013-2014. He formed Jupiter Cats with drummer Alex Foley, and they both fumble around in the creation of film soundtracks as one-half of the “Carbon Code” project. Hoofy is also largely responsible for the creation of the Foof Records label itself, although he claims to leave the day-to-day running of the business to people far cleverer than he.