Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Rubens


band members

Andrew Martin - Vocals/Guitar Luke Hanlon - Guitar/Keyboard Jordan Brodie - Lead Guitar Max McLachlan - Bass Ned McLachlan - Drums


Influences

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gang of Youths , Boy and Bear, Matt Corby


Bio

HANDLES started when best mates Andrew Martin and Luke Hanlon formed the band at the beginning of 2017, and now, with the addition of Jordan Brodie, Max McLachlan and Ned McLachlan, the five-piece look poised for pretty big things.

Across their new track, HANDLES saunter through a captivating blend of soulful indie-rock to deliver a sound that’s uniquely their own. The new single is a slow-burning rock number that simmers away before bursting into a dynamic groove.

With a searing guitar solo that cuts like a hot knife through butter, Selfish Lover climaxes in the most raucous way possible. The song ropes you in, holds your attention, and leaves you no choice but to dance. Selfish Lover is an exciting listen from start to finish.

Following up their debut single, Selfish Lover, which received some huge online love and many solid reviews on Triple J Unearthed. The north QLD outfit return with another solid pop-rock gem, Guilty.

Opening out with some soft swinging guitars and some gentle vocal delivery, we’re quickly thrown into a sing-along ballad about a new romance. The tune is quite catchy and you’ll find yourself having it stuck in your head for some time after listening for the first time.

While these are still early days for the Northern Queensland band, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes courtesy of HANDLES. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear what they deliver next.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Nov 2018

Triple J
30

Pacey little rock work out from this act. Early days for them but they're showing signs of promise.

Pacey little rock work out from this act. Early days for them but they're showing signs of promise.