GroundCulture, a hardcore act from the UK, just announced their signing to Hopeless Records. The band has been hyped for quite a while, as their debut EP has made waves in the music scene, and now they’re ready to take the next step.
Hands Like Houses have released their fourth full studio album -Anon via Hopeless Records. Containing some of the band’s biggest singles to date, it’s their first new record since 2016’s coming out party, Dissonants. The new album is being supported by a two month US tour with support from Emarosa, Devour The Day, and The Faim.
The album is currently available on all platforms for purchase and streaming.
When Hands Like Houses made their debut in 2012 with Ground Dweller on Rise Records, they immediately stood out. At the time, Rise’s roster of new signings was filled to the brim with dime-a-dozen metalcore bands that did little to distinguish their stereotypically angsty and melodramatic music from the then-dominant groups of the Warped Tour scene… or from each other. With their label dominated by so much sonic homogeny, it was downright refreshing to see Rise take a chance on an Australian sextet who flipped the script, crafting a progressive sound where sonic intricacy meshed with nuanced lyrical storytelling, a combination that could reach genuinely riveting heights.
New York rock band Sylar have become one of the bigger stories in the music scene as of late. While 2014 debut album To Whom It May Concern delivered a solid dose of nu-metalcore, there was plenty more bubbling on the surface. It was on 2016’s Help! that the band truly came into their own, refining their sound to become more accessible, but also quite a bit more distinct. With their 3rd full-length, Seasons, Sylar refines their sound in mostly positive ways, engaging the listener in the process.