Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Cut Off Your Hands Release Final Album HLLH, Share Video For 'Live For Each Other'

Cut Off Your Hands celebrate the release of their third and final record HLLH, with a tribute to friendship - the new radio single and video ‘Live For Each Other’.

Songwriter and frontman Nick Johnston says the track is a love song dedicated to his friends.

“It is about self-consciousness within relationships and avoiding the temptation to put a magnifying glass on those I love,” he explains.

“The structure was built originally around a sample of ‘Slippery People’ by Talking Heads and was built from there. This is a reference not only to that band but also to one of the first songs I wrote for Shaky Hands ep ‘Takes Slowly Over’- which began life as a cover of ‘Girlfriend Is Better’ also by Talking Heads. If imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery then I think my tendency to chameleon socially around people I love finds fitting expression in a song that wears its musical references firmly on its sleeve.”

In the self-released HLLH, the band collaborated with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Toy to make “the album we’ve always wanted to make”.

Touching on personal relationships, mental health and social issues, HLLH features nine tracks bookended by soundscapes. The album offers the band’s take on life after touring, and an invitation to the listener for some self-reflection.

“We are really thrilled to be able to finally share this body of work with our fans and to have a couple of opportunities to have fun and express our gratitude for the good times we have had together over the last 14 years since we started out,” Johnston says.

HLLH is out today digitally via DRM and on vinyl via Flying Out. The record will also be available at the final shows of the farewell tour - the just added extra show at Whammy Bar on 29 October and the last hurrah at Wellington’s San Fran on 30 October. Tickets are on sale now via Ticket Tailor.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Rises From The Ashes (& Chris O'Connor Talks)

Simultaneously dreamy and structured, understated and subtle, spacious and hypnotic, The Phoenix Foundation's new album Lifeline includes gorgeous vocal harmonies, lilting lyrics with no lack of wry, self-deprecating humour, and gently weeping guitar parts. More>>



Howard Davis: Estère At San Fran

Appearing at Wellington's San Fran to promote her new single, Calculated Risk, the local musician sutured together a highly impressive set of syncopated soul beats, weaving a brilliant dance cloth of iridescent splendour.More>>

Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit

In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in 2014 as trustee of the ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland