Music Recommendation: HANDS LIKE HOUSES

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Another band I discovered through Outburn (same issue, in fact, as the one that led me to Polyphia), Hands Like Houses‘s new album — Dissonants — has also become a new, heavy-rotation favourite. The Australians’ third album has already spawned a handful of singles, with accompanying videos. Here are the best three:

“I Am” — this is also the first song on the album, and a good, strong intro to the band, with a hook/chorus that has embedded itself in my memory…

“Colourblind”

“Glasshouse”

Music: PVRIS

Pvris-WhiteNoiseI stumbled across PVRIS‘s music quite by accident. But, after just one listen, I’ve become rather hooked on the album. There’s definitely a more pop-sensibility than I’ve usually seen in a Rise Records release, but the band’s debut album — White Noise — is damn fine. It offers a nice mix of pop’s pristine melodies and production, some electronica flourishes, some rock and/or punk attitude (but not contrived). Quite excellent, really.

Here are the band’s two music videos to date:

“My House”

“St. Patrick”