pic: Micala Austin
Home is where the creative heart is for Canberra rockers Hands Like Houses and their upcoming self-titled EP due out this Friday October 23. Aptly bringing their latest sonic endeavour to life in the short space of 10 days all cramped together in a house, this engaging quintet are certainly not afraid to step outside their comfort zones, both physically and creatively. And while the end result of this raw yet rousing EP is one laden with intimate swagger and provoking narratives, it's also a ferocious journey through the entire (and very eventful) process that lead to this compelling new release.
A short but sharp culmination of a decade-long career, this latest outing, aka the fittingly self-titled Hands Like Houses, may have come together in a flurry of passion amid a world gone entirely mad; but in place of muddling angst and genre cliches is instead a sublime snapshot of modern Australian rock unafraid to sway beyond the mainstream, defiant in its sonic diversity and lack of ego without losing broader appeal. And with a recent appearance performing Fuel's iconic jam Shimmer for triple j's Like A Version, syncing up their tunes with the NRL and AFL finals and now the impending release marking an exciting new chapter in the Hands Like Houses journey, today come join Tiana Speter and frontman Trenton Woodley as they dive deep into this potent new project and the broader dynamic galaxy of Hands Like Houses. Audio interview below!
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BY TIANA SPETER