Stream: Hear the new Cut Off Your Hands album in full!
Kiwi indie punk-pop band Cut Off Your Hands are back after a two year hiatus, releasing their second album, ‘Hollow’, this Friday. You can stream the whole thing online thanks to the good people at Pedestrian.tv
The band takes a plunge into power pop territory on ‘Hollow’. The new album was self-produced at the Auckland abode of drummer Brent Harris’ parents, where the New Zealand natives previously recorded their debut EP in 2006. Everything from the moonlit melodies of Echo & the Bunnymen (“Nausea,” “Hollowed Out”) to the shimmering 12-string guitars of The Go-Betweens (“You Should Do Better”) can be heard in the light and dark shades of ‘Hollow’. There is a lot more to the “You & I” follow-up than meaty, melancholic hooks and riffs evocative of the great Johnny Marr.
“Our first record was pretty eclectic, both lyrically and sonically,” explains front man Nick Johnston. “We were unsure of what we wanted to achieve with it, so we needed a producer like [former Suede guitarist] Bernard [Butler] to tie it all together. With ‘Hollow’, we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve.”
Cut Off Your Hands’ ‘Hollow’ is out 15th July on Speak N Spell via Inertia