Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Bring Me The Horizon, Hands Like Houses, Ocean Grove, Stand Atlantic


band members

Emmy Mack (vocals) Craig Wilkinson (guitars & programming) Alex Powys (drums)


Website

www.weareredhook.com

Featured Gig

14

May

RedHook

Prince of Wales Hotel

South West WA, WA

8:00pm

Gig

RedHook

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

15 May

Amplifier

Perth, 6000

Perth

7:30pm

Bio

Sydney heavy mutants RedHook officially spawned in 2018 with the arrival of their debut singles ‘Minute On Fire’ and ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’, which clocked up over 2 million streams across YouTube (largely through fan-generated content) and garnered rave media reviews, including two 5 star triple j Unearthed reviews from ‘Good Nights’ presenter Bridget Hustwaite and ‘Short.fast.loud’ host Josh Merriel. The strength of these first two releases was also enough to attract the attention of the promoter of one of the biggest rock & metal festivals on earth, Sean Ryman of Download UK, who swiftly booked RedHook to play the 2019 instalment of the festival.

Featuring the core songwriting duo of Emmy Mack and Craig Wilkinson, two strangers from opposite ends of regional NSW whose paths collided after moving to Sydney in 2017 and bonding over the role that music has played in both of their lives, RedHook combine with the young gun drummer Alex Powys to create experimental, heartfelt and attitude-filled alternative music that fuses multiple genres including rock, rap, metalcore and electronica, with lyrics that aim to inspire listeners to keep fighting against the forces of darkness - both in the real world and inside their own heads.

2019 saw the trio release three more singles - ‘Paralysed', ‘Only Bones’ and most recently 'Fake' - all of which have been added to full rotation on triple J and exploded on Spotify with over one million combined streams and multiple editorial playlist adds (New Music Friday, New Core, Heavy Queens, Rock Out & more). These releases also propelled RedHook to be named triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, as well as the UK's Kerrang! Radio Feature Artist, and go on to win the triple J Unearthed competition to open Download Festival's inaugural Sydney event in March.

The RedHook whirlwind continued across 2019, seeing the band sign on with the Hen House Management (worldwide) and ink booking deals with New World Artists (AUS) and Paradigm (UK/EU), while in the live arena they played the debut instalments of Sydney’s two brand new rock festivals (Good Things and Download), completed their debut international tour (supporting metal titans Three Days Grace across the UK & Europe), made their Download UK festival debut, launched their own gender diversity-inspired alternative festival in Sydney - 'UsFest', showcased at BIGSOUND 2019 and undertook four full Australian tours (supporting the likes of Hands Like Houses, The Faim and US rock legends Sevendust before selling out the Melbourne and Sydney legs of their own debut headline tour in September).

RedHook were the ninth most-played artist on Triple J Unearthed in 2019, and 2020 was shaping up to be huge for the band prior to the global pandemic, kicking off with a bucket list gig hosting ABC’s esteemed music video program 'rage' and a tour supporting The Amity Affliction.

RedHook have spent their pandemic downtime recording stacks of new music, with their long-awaited debut EP 'Bad Decisions' dropping in April of 2021.

Unearthed in 2019

Download Festival

17 Feb 2019

Winner

RedHook

RedHook

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

it's a bit deranged and possessed and the heat is immediate. and yeah that added destruction from windwaker doesn't miss!

it's a bit deranged and possessed and the heat is immediate. and yeah that added destruction from windwaker doesn't miss!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Apr 2021

Triple J
45

Josh from Short Fast Loud said this was RedHook's heaviest song yet. No word of a lie! Emmy and the band go all out with this track sending the turbo-emo chaos into overdrive.

Josh from Short Fast Loud said this was RedHook's heaviest song yet. No word of a lie! Emmy and the band go all out with this track sending the turbo-emo chaos into overdrive.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

29 Mar 2021

Triple J
45

"These bad decisions haunt me / but they make good stories" READING ME WITH THIS LINE.

"These bad decisions haunt me / but they make good stories" READING ME WITH THIS LINE.