I had a chance to preview the entire album, heres what i thought:
Its really the only way to describe Hands Like Houses's unique hybrid sound. Their sounds has developed throughout their musical career, and was locked down in Unimagine, which made 6 on the US indie charts. On February 26th, Hands Like Houses releases Dissonants, their most innovative and mature album yet. Having already released 2 singles from it, they've given fans an accurate preview of the face melting groove of Dissonants.
"Colour blind", the second single from Dissonants, demonstrates the true
style of Hands Like Houses, with
crushing breakdowns, grungy drum beats, and heavily soft vocals.
Though the tracks on the album are of the same style, not one sounds
like another. Each track has a unique hook to it, wether its the far-away
drum line in "Degrees of Separation" or the sawing synths in "Glasshouse".
Every song on this record is one that will appeal to any person who enjoys
music, and anyone who doesn't.
Hands Like Houses put out some catchy tunes on Unimagine, but nothing
compared to the tracks on Dissonants. Every song makes you want to sing,
dance, mosh, and stomp to the face melting genius that is Dissonants. Singer
Trenton Woodley really pushes his voice on this album, from screaming to soft,
high melody's, he sings like no other, with a hint of Australian bliss.