Canberra darlings Hands Like Houses have been fairly active this year, dropping singles here and there to get us through the wild ride that is 2020. With great pleasure, the band have announced that a new self-titled EP will hit our physical and digital shelves on October 23rd, celebrating the good word with a new cut from the record.
Following on from ‘Space‘, an unintentional anthem for advocating personal boundaries during lockdown, ‘The Water’ is the second track to be shared from the forthcoming extended play. “I picture the protagonist as some beautiful, fantastical, strange and surreal sea creature that has come to live among us, but wants to go home,” frontman Trenton Woodley explains.
“I feel like the voice of this song is one that has done its best to make a place to belong, but knows it doesn’t, can’t or won’t, and is trying to say a heartfelt, honest goodbye.” He adds that “that’s not to say there’s not a piece of me buried in that voice. I don’t think you get to come this far in life without wondering if you really belong to this particular path you’ve found yourself on, if there’s not somewhere else or someone else you’re meant to be. The harder the times, the bigger the question becomes in your mind. When it comes down to it, it’s a song about closing doors and opening new ones.”
We can get down with a The Shape of Water vibe. The outfit have also shared the details for a livestream event to take place this Saturday, streamed directly from their homebase in Canberra. In addition to their Patreon, Hands Like Houses have been committed to using this time to continue to connect with their fans, so no doubt there are more special moments, albeit digital, planned for the lead up to the October release.
Hands Like Houses ‘LIVE IN YA LOCAL’ livestream
Saturday, 29th August @ 8pm AEST
Tickets: Hands Like Houses