Canberra’s most famous alt rock exports Hands Like Houses have kept the momentum rolling and dropped by the triple j studios this morning as part of the coveted Like A Version segment.
The past year has easily been one of the most successful on record for Hands Like Houses. In February they released their critically acclaimed brilliant third album Dissonants, which impressively debuted at #7 on the ARIA chart and both singles from the album “New Romantics” and “Colourblind” were swiftly added to triple j rotation. The band have also spent their time impressing epic crowds at The Big Ass Tour, UNIFY 2016 and, most recently, The Equinox Tour in Australia. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Hands Like Houses recently sold out shows on their biggest UK and US headline runs ever, as well as played to tens of thousands of people on the Vans Warped Tour, Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Download Festival.
Today the band performed an acoustic version of Dissonants’ first single “New Romantics”, and their own stripped back, gorgeous take of the #1 smash “Don’t Speak” by ‘90s rock icons No Doubt.
Adding to the incredible hype swirling around Hands Like Houses right now, the band have just announced they will be jumping back in the van and hitting the highways of our great land in February 2017 on the Colourblind Australian Tour. The biggest national headline tour of their career will see Hands Like Houses drop their arsenal of anthems (and some old gems too) on stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 30 June at 9am.
“Its only June but it’s already been one of the biggest years of our career, especially here at home in Australia!” says frontman Trenton Todd Woodley. “So in the spirit of hometown pride and excitement, we will kick off an even bigger 2017 with our biggest Australian headline run yet. I know I’ve said biggest three times but as the saying goes, ‘go big or go home’… but why not do both?”
PRAISE FOR HANDS LIKE HOUSES:
“Dissonants is, without a doubt, Hands Like Houses’ defining record. It’s loud, flashy, and downright explosive.” – Blunt Mag
“Dissonants is a cohesive machine whose gears were assembled with forethought and considerable acumen.” – Tone Deaf
“These guys have always been effortlessly energetic and captivating on stage, but 2016 finds them more formidable than ever before because they’re packing an arsenal of the biggest and best tunes of their career.” – Music Feeds
“Their ever-expanding presence was undeniable.” – Hysteria Mag
“The intensity grew rapidly in sync with Woodley’s potent higher range until the atmosphere had grown to the point of filling every last square centimetre of the theatre.” – the Music
“Hands Like Houses stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s finest at the forefront of rock’s newest chapter.” – Moshtix
“A good looking group of well dressed long haired gentlemen took to the stage and completely obliterated any pre-conceptions of what heavy music looks like.” – Spotlight Report
HANDS LIKE HOUSES
The Colourblind Australian Tour
Friday 3rd February – The Factory, Sydney (Lic/AA)
Saturday 4th February – Triffid, Brisbane (Lic/AA)
Tickets available from OzTix
Friday 10th February – Uni Bar, Adelaide (Lic/AA)
Tickets available from OzTix
Saturday 11th February – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets available from The Corner Hotel
Tickets on sale Thursday June 30 at 9am
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