Monday, February 2, 2009

Cut Off Your Hands: You And I

Cut Off Your Hands
You And I
Frenchkiss Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Cut Off Your Hands have all the elements of releasing a memorable rock record. They come from somewhere different (New Zealand), they get a hot shot producer (Bernard Butler of Suede Fame and Duffy), and their tracks contain big sprawling hooks that pop when you hear them and most importantly you remember them. The band offers a superb style of Britpop and can crank up the volume on bouncing tracks like "It Doesn't Matter" and "Let's Get Out Of Here" but shine on the somber ballad "In The Name Of Jesus Christ" and the catchy slow charmer "Heartbreak". Cut Off Your Hands may not hit the big time in the States but should make some noise elsewhere enough that we hear from them again!

Key Track: "Heartbreak"

Band With Similar Fire: Glasvegas

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael