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Though Hands Like Houses started out wearing their progressive chops proudly on their sleeves, the quintet largely downplay them on their third album, focusing instead on a lean hybrid of post-hardcore and hard rock that emphasizes urgency over intricacy. Pivoting deftly between loud and soft dynamics, “Glasshouse” and “I Am” showcase the way Trenton Woodley’s yearning vocals sail across Matt Cooper and Alexander Pearson’s blazing fretwork. On “Degrees of Separation,” when they add atmospheric keys and an aggressive post-punk beat to the mix, the group’s sound gets even more awesome.

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Months of hype still do it this album no justice! It's a great new move for HLH

Hardcore Ambience

I had a chance to preview the entire album, heres what i thought:
Hardcore Ambience
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.

Holy Sh*t!

Worth the wait!!!


Formed: 2008 in Canberra, Australia

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Australian post-hardcore band Hands Like Houses formed in 2008, made up of members from disbanded groups Eternal Debut and So Long Safety. The group comprised singer Trenton Woodley, keyboardist Jamal Sebet, drummer Matt Parkitney, guitarists Alexander Pearson and Matt Cooper, and bassist Joel Tyrrell. The band released a few singles in 2011 before the release of its 2012 debut full-length, Ground Dweller. The album charted on the Billboard Top 200 charts, as did its 2013 follow-up, Unimagine. In...
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