Hands Like Houses - Drift

By:  Nicole Juliette Hetlyn

Aussie rockers Hands Like Houses are back, and better than ever!  Yesterday, Hands Like Houses announced that they have officially signed with Hopeless Records (as well as signing to UNFD in Australia and New Zealand).  Along with this announcement, they celebrated this signing with the release of their newest single/video for “Drift.”  From the first listen, I was already hooked on “Drift.”  Hands Like Houses have such an electrifying sound that sets them apart from the rest.  Trenton Woodley’s voice can go from pure, smooth rock, to the perfect falsetto, to screaming alongside of bassist/backing vocalist Joel Tyrrell and guitarist/backing vocalist Alexander Pearson.  Lead guitarist Matt "Coops" Cooper shreds like no other, and Matt Parkitny is one hell of a drummer.  The whole band compliments each other so well, they are so energetic and are always a blast to see live.

The lyrics in this song definitely hit home, I feel like this song came out right when I needed it.  Trenton says "Drift" is about finding the connection: "Drift is about a momentary lapse in momentum, where everything is still long enough to question where you're going, where you've been and how they are somehow supposed to connect in the middle."  A lyric that really stands out to me is “Wandering, weightless, empty, faded… I won’t fade away to nothing. If I say a prayer for someone, who will say a prayer for me?”  I think we can all relate to a time of our lives - maybe even right now - where we all are questioning life.  What’s next, and when will it happen?  We all have our questions and doubts, and sometimes you need to scream it all out.

The overall sound on this song is heavier than the previous HLH songs, and I am absolutely in love.  I must have listened to this song at least a dozen times already.  The dissonant and screams helped to really drive these lyrics to my core.  We’re excited to hear more new music from Hands Like Houses, and we can’t wait to see them on Warped Tour!

Check out the official video!!

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Tour Dates:
2017 Vans Warped Tour

June 16 - Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field North Lot

June 17 - Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds

June 21- Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park

June 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds

June 23 - Las Vegas, NV@ Hard Rock Hotel

June 24- Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

June 25- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

June 27- Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville

June 29- Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre

June 30- Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field

July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park

July 2- West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

July 4 - Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium

July 6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

July 7 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

July 8 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

July 9 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

July 10 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

July 12 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 13 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC

July 14 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion

July 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 16 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

July 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

July 20 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

July 21 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

July 23 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park

July 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)

July 26 - Maryland Heights, MO@ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis

July 27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

July 28 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion

July 29 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

July 30 - Houston, TX @ NRG Park - Main Street Lot

August 1 - Las Cruces, NM @"New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)

August 4 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

August 5 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field

August 6 - Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona