Monday, September 29, 2008

Cut Off Your Hands to release new EP

Cut Off Your Hands present Happy As Can Be, the new EP Out on Frenchkiss Records this October. The self-titled single will also be featured on their much anticipated, Bernard Butler produced debut album, You and I, to be released in early 2009.

A carousel of layered melodies and rhyming couplets, soaring over an insistent, cavalry-like drumbeat, Happy… follows the successful Expectations, Cut Off Your Hands’ lead single released in last September.

Expectations has not only received high rotation on Australia’s premier radio station, JJJ FM, but it recently featured as the Australian iTunes Single of the Week (SOTW). The track currently sits as the second largest download in iTunes SOTW history.

This comes as no surprise really. In their short time on both record and stage, Cut Off Your Hands have built both their fanbase and media hyperbole on a slew of melodic and downright memorable offerings. From the romantic naivety of songs like Oh Girl, to the speeding, hyper-love balladry of the pop-paean Still Fond, the four-piece have shown they’ve got what it takes to grab the world by it’s collective scruff and shake them into spinning, lovesick action. Happy As Can Be continues this impressive mode.

Fresh from being nominated for the "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” Award at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards - an annual awards ceremony being the New Zealand equivalent of The Brits - the band will be returning to the UK to begin the second half of their current tour as part of the "Freshers" tour.

Buoyed by the flattering opportunity to have been judged alongside the best of their homeland’s artistic peers, such as Flight Of The Conchords and Liam Finn, not to mention the release of their debut album in both New Zealand and Australia, this UK tour will see the band attacking the stage with unparalleled zeal.

1) You Still Love Me
2) Happy As Can Be
3) Shorelines
4) Nostalgia
5) (Hidden Track)

The Delancey (New Zealand CMJ Showcase) October 21st
Cake Shop October 24th
Public Assembly October 25th

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