With early support from Lauren Laverne at 6Music and a debut at #19 on the Amazing Radio chart, LA four piece Hands announce their first UK live shows in May.
Eat Your Own Ears will present their first show at The Shacklewell Arms on May 2nd, followed by an appearance at Liverpool Sound City on May 3rd. The two shows teeing up the release of the band's debut album through Kill Rock Stars on May 6th.
With debut album 'Synesthesia' Hands make music like a rip tide, swirling in overlapping loops and riffs, to slowly envelope and absorb. Geoff Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess and Alex Staniloff, craft their hypnotic sound from a single dropping note that builds into a reverberating roar. Their debut UK single 'Trouble' is out on March 11th and has picked up notable radio support from BBC 6Music and Absolute Radio.
A relative newcomer to the LA scene, Hands began as a two-piece from Philadelphia before Halliday and Sweeney headed west and added the low and thump of Hess and Staniloff. The band made a mark on the scene immediately, quickly playing packed shows across the country including stops at SXSW, CMJ and Deluna Fest, headlining Echo Park Rising, sessions with Daytrotter, and a west coast jaunt with Maps and Atlases.
Hands' ability to win over fans with their feverish live show and dance-party-ready sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of Deerhoof, DeVotchKa, Foster the People, and Kimbra as well as playing shows to sold out crowds at venues across LA. For now, Hands' graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, as evidenced by their spot in TIME Magazine's '11 Bands You Don't Know (But Should)' List, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and thumping beats with them.
May 2nd - London, Shacklewell Arms
May 3rd - Liverpool Sound City, The Garage