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Hands Like Houses share new single ‘Headrush’

Canberra rock luminaries Hands Like Houses are gearing up for a good time at Download Festival later this month. Ahead of their appearance, they’ve unveiled new track ‘Headrush’, giving us a glimpse into what post-Download Festival plans the band may have.

“‘Headrush’ is all about pivotal moments”, they went on to explain. “The big call, the big play, the big push – and the voice inside your head that says “yeah, nah” when your heart’s saying “hell yeah!” You’ve got this. Make it count. See you at Download!”

No further word on whether Headrush proceeds a larger announcement, one pertaining to a new record perhaps, but considering the boys have spent much of the recent 12 months touring, we’ll let them at least catch up on laundry before we start asking the hard questions.

Speaking of, Hands Like Houses will share the stage at Download in a couple of weeks with the likes of My Chemical Romance, whose celebrated reunion last year marked a landmark moment in the scene. Also partaking in the festivities will be Deftones, Jimmy Eat World and The Bronx, who recently replaced Lacuna Coil on the bill following an outbreak of coronavirus in their hometown in Italy. Despite our great toilet paper shortage and the impending virus pandemic looming over us, the possibility of a new album from Hands Like Houses this year does have the potential to redeem an otherwise abysmal 2020.

The five-piece have been riding a high since their 2018 album Anon, which was awarded a feature album slot on triple j and a #4 status on the ARIA charts. With two years since that achievement and a tireless journey of touring, they decided to take a beat to drop their new single, adding that “now that things have cooled down somewhat we thought it’d be sick to bring some good old windows-down, head-bobbing, ground-pounding vibes to throw yourself into a new decade to.” In typical Hands Like Houses style, that’s a very thoughtful notion for an otherwise shitty time that we find ourselves in.


Friday, 20th March
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Tickets: Download Festival

Saturday, 21st March
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets: Download Festival