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Listen: Cut Off Your Hands - Hate Somebody

Listen: Cut Off Your Hands - Hate Somebody

Wednesday 16th November, 2016 8:50AM

It's been a long pause between drinks for Cut Off Your Hands, but the Auckland four-piece have just emerged with 'Hate Somebody' - their first new music in five years. The catchy yet acerbic cut was recorded and mixed by Jeremy Toy at his Spare Room Studios, and then handed to Dave Cooley (M-83, Common, J-Dilla, Matthew Dear, Die Die Die) for mastering treatment. Explaining the song's genesis Nick Johnston (guitar/Vocals) wrote in a statement:

"[It was] written a couple of years ago when living in Crummer Rd, Grey Lynn - noticing the change in character of the neighbourhood as the shitty villas in our street began selling up for 1.5 million plus... noticing how the new Crummer Rd (super rich) inhabitants responded to the old Crummer Rd inhabitants - i.e the Tongan Church, the renters, and Kim who stands on the corner calling out to the cats each night... I came home one night to see my neighbour (who had only recently moved in) standing at his fence spraying Kim from 1 metre away in the face with a watering hose...after which he received pats on the backs and high fives from my other neighbours for his act. That and countless other niggly anti-social, anti-community acts that I witnessed around the time inspired the title/chorus..."

'Hate Somebody' is the first taster of a new EP from the four-piece which is slated for release next year which will be the band's first release since 2011's Hollow. Check it out below, accompanied by visuals courtesy of Joel Kefali...


Cut Off Your Hands
are playing at Laneway Festival at Albert Park in January, head over here for more details on the festival.


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