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I have been a fan of Hands Like Houses for a hot minute now and they've always been a band I’ve always enjoyed listening to. They are everything you want in a hardcore band but without the screams.  It took me a while to get used to their unique sound, but in the end really digging their style. I’m excited to get the opportunity to review their new self-titled EP. I know based off the singles that is was going to be a new type of sound and so I wasn’t surprised that it was going to slap.

First, I would just like to say that I’m sad it was only an EP because every song was so good. They took it in a new direction that gave it a poppy feel while still keeping their roots. Trenton Woodley has a very unique and memorable voice and what he did on this EP was nothing short of fantastic. These are songs I can see being heard on the radio, especially “Dangerous”. It's catchy pop-rock for sure but still keeps that Hands Like Houses signature heaviness we all love. It’s also very technically sound with many different elements going on throughout each track. You can tell they didn’t sleep on any of these songs because they are all jam packed with incredibly big sounds and I really enjoyed the vibe that each gave off individually. It’s unlike anything else they have put out in the past but I’m definitely down with it.

From a quality and production standpoint, this EP was mixed and mastered so well. In the song “Stranger”, you can tell they spent time making sure that every transition was seamless without skipping a beat. Hats off to the band for writing such a unique song.  Furthermore, I really dig the background noises you hear in every song. They are very subtle but add so much to the complexity of each song. I speak mostly to the sounds in the song “Wired”, which has such a calming feel to it. The reverb on the guitar is simply beautiful. It’s a solid upbeat song that keeps your head bobbing due to the great drumming courtesy of Matt Parkitney.

Overall, I think Hands Like Houses latest EP is awesome. It's the perfect mix of incredible musicianship combined with solid production which seems rare in this day and age.  Sprinkle in the bands unique intangibles and its a recipe for greatness now and in the foreseeable future.  Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this instant classic today.   As a long time fan, I love it and am sure you will too!



As always, be well and rock on!     Hunnypot Approved!     Overall Rating:  9.3 out of 10

Artist:  Hands Like Houses  LP: Self-Titled EP,   Release Date: October 23rd, 2020,   Label: UNFD

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