HANDS LIKE HOUSES are:
Matty P | Cooper | Joel Tyrrell | Trenton Todd Woodley | Alex Pearson
Riding high from their most successful two-and-a-half years together yet, Hands Like Houses return with -Anon., their most determined release to date.
-Anon. takes the unique sound Hands Like Houses have been cultivating over the past 10 years and injects it with a big dose of fresh, modern rock n’roll. Easily the most-charismatic album of their career, their fourth record marries who Hands Like Houses are as individuals into an assured, yet fun, collection of songs that begs the audience to take a deeper listen.
Recorded at Steakhouse Studios in Hollywood with producer Colin Brittain (All Time Low), conceptually “-Anon.” is a statement on the duality of the creative process - the idea that music can be shared or heard in passing and can still resonate with people even when the artist is unknown to the listener.
“I think our strength is in parallel values of art. There’s what we create, and there’s us,” says frontman Trenton Woodley. “When people know who we are, it adds an extra layer of meaning and significance to the concept, but when they don’t, the song still stands up on its own.”
Like an anonymous poem with no author, it doesn’t matter who created it, as its strength lies in its relatability. -Anon. is Hands Like Houses giving a lyrical voice to other people’s stories and musically creating atmosphere and emotions within the listener to be shared for years to come.
“We had the most time off the road since writing our first album” adds guitarist Alex Pearson, “so we didn’t feel restricted or pressured to make the album sound a certain way. We had time to experiment and expand on what did and didn’t define us as a band and create something unique.’
Born and bred in Canberra, Australia, Hands Like Houses – comprising of Trenton Woodley (vocals), Alexander Pearson (guitar), Joel Tyrrell (bass), Matthew Parkitny (drums) & Matt “Coops” Cooper (guitar) – are one of Australia’s biggest rock exports. The band has sold an impressive 100k+ record sales worldwide, boasts 85 million combined worldwide streams, and embarked on 15 full U.S. and nine U.K. tours on the books, and three back-to-back sold out headline tours across Australia. Their critically-acclaimed third album Dissonants impressively debuted in the Top 10 Billboard Independent Albums, Hard Music Albums, Alternative Albums and Rock Albums charts.
During their decade together, the band have spent their time thrilling epic crowds at home, playing packed arenas with Bring Me The Horizon and A Day To Remember, and Hands Like Houses have played to tens of thousands of people at the Download Festival, Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and Northern Invasion, alongside such legendary acts as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Alice Cooper and Disturbed.
HANDS LIKE HOUSES are:
Trenton Todd Woodley