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Hands Like Houses Announce Self-Titled EP, Share Single ‘The Water’

Their first new collection of material since 2018’s Anon, Hands Like Houses will release their new EP this October.

Micala Austin*

Having last released a full-length record back in 2018, Canberra’s Hands Like Houses are set to release their latest collection of new material with a self-titled EP this October.

Following on from 2018’s Anon, Hands Like Houses found themselves returning with new music in 2019, teaming up with Samsaruh to share a soulful reworking of “Through Glass”, before standalone single “Headrush” followed earlier this year. Now, after the release of “Space” in June, the group have revealed they’re set to unleash as new EP in October.

A self-titled, five-track affair, the new EP collects the previously-released “Space”, alongside “The Water”, which premiered on triple j’s Good Nights on Monday.

“I picture the protagonist as some beautiful, fantastical, strange and surreal sea creature that has come to live among us, but wants to go home,” vocalist Trenton Woodley says of the fantasy element to “The Water”.

“I feel like the voice of this song is one that has done its best to make a place to belong, but knows it doesn’t, can’t or won’t, and is trying to say a heartfelt, honest goodbye.

“Of course, that’s not to say there’s not a piece of me buried in that voice. I don’t think you get to come this far in life without wondering if you really belong to this particular path you’ve found yourself on, if there’s not somewhere else or someone else you’re meant to be. The harder the times, the bigger the question becomes in your mind. When it comes down to it, it’s a song about closing doors and opening new ones.”

The announcement of the new EP coincides with an upcoming livestream for Hands Like Houses, who will be performed a set alongside Sputnik Sweetheart and Aya Yves at 8pm AEST on Saturday, August 29th. Read on for more details.

Hands Like Houses’ “The Water” is out now, while the band will release their self-titled EP on October 23d, with pre-saves available now.

Hands Like Houses “Live in Ya Local” Livestream

With special guests Sputnik Sweetheart + Aya Yves

Saturday, August 29th, 8pm AEST
Streaming and more info: Official website