One month out from their biggest national tour to date, Canberra anthemic rock lads Hands Like Houses have unveiled a new music video for their track Sick.
One of more popular cuts from their polarizing (but wonderfully and creatively ambitious) 4th LP Anon, Sick is a throwback to the bands more familiar rollicking half-time jams that resonated so well on their last LP Dissonance .
The video itself is a mix of driving through the desert in a vintage car, inter-cut with the band messing around on a lux couch with their instruments, caricaturing the rock-star myth that derails so many of their contemporaries. Think Kyuss meets Madonna of the Desert. Watch below.
Let Hands Like Houses take you through the Californian desert on their new video
Speaking on the video, front-man Trenton Smith noted that “I think everyone knows the feeling of being taken advantage of – especially when you put yourself out for someone to have them want more”.
“Sometimes you can walk away, and other times you just have to take it in your stride because you’re focused on something bigger. Entitlement is bullshit but that’s when you have to remember, with a wry grin, that other people don’t control you.”
The video comes ahead of a mammoth run that will see the band take their LP around the country, and they have one hell of a support roster coming with them.
Taking main duties will be odd-world collective wizards Ocean Grove, who just recently brought in a new vocalist and guitarist for the next chapter of their saga.
Sydney’s ever consistent Endless Heights will also make an appearance, continuing to ride the wave of success from their wonderful Vicious Pleasure LP, while rap-rock tinderbox RedHook will open up on all dates.
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Given the year that the band had in 2018, which consisted of multiple national and international tours, plus airplay on the NFL, FOX8 and WWE Super Show-Down, expect the band to be in fine form as they make their stadium sized jams a reality. Details below
Hands Like Houses Australian Tour 2019
Friday, 8th February – UC Refectory, Canberra
Saturday, 9th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday, 15th February – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, 16th February – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday, 22nd February – HQ Complex, Adelaide
Saturday, 23rd February – Astor Theatre, Perth*
*Endless Heights not appearing