'SPLIT W / THE STICKS'
UTR009 | 10" | 17 tracks, 25 mins | 28 May 2007 | Sold out
Hands On Heads' debut release proper is this split 10" with their friends The Sticks. It's a meeting of messed up minds that documents a shared surpise at the expressive freedom pop music can yield, when it's adventurous and playful, and creating it's own thinking party sound.
The spooked lyricism and frantic spontaneity of Hands on Heads' music perfectly complements the heartfelt gooey blues of The Sticks, which leaks from the brake cables of this clattering runaway train of a record. These are two bands writing their own future in their awkward, instinctual, yet ever-involving compositions, and that daring bridge of kinship is the rationale for them to share these two sides of wax.
The split is released on green and red dipped vinyl, limited to 500 copies only, and housed within a hand-screened sleeve. The Hands On Heads side is also available digitally via eMusic Selects and includes Christmas bonus track "Witches & Lightning".