While their name immediately reminds me of the gruesome fate of those who have stolen bread from a Middle Eastern marketplace, “Happy As Can Be,” the title track off Cut Off Your Hands‘ like named EP, has us here at Rind HQ loving their sound.
The EP, reminiscent of the band’s earlier post–punk days under the name Shaky Hands, rocks and rolls in a slightly different direction, expressing influences from artists like Roy Orbison, Elvis and the Ronnettes. Released October 21st on Frenchkiss Records, these six tracks already have us looking forward to their debut LP.
After finding themselves working with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, the New Zealanders signed with UK label 679 Recordings (Frenchkiss in the US), and finished their soon to drop You & I.
If you missed their shows during the CMJ music marathon, unfortunately (for those of you who are stateside) you won’t be able to catch them again anytime soon – unless of course you are heading to Germany, France, or attending the Laneway Festival in Australia. Maybe now is a good time to book that trip to Australia you’ve always wanted to take!