Artist info

Genre

Metal, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

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


band members

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


Website

www.weareredhook.com

Bio

Sydney alternative rock 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 earned rave media reviews, including two coveted 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, 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 young gun drummer Alex Powys to create experimental, heartfelt and attitude-filled alternative music with a powerful message that consistently defies classification. They’ve been dubbed everything from pop-punk to death metal and that’s just the way they like it, with a forward-thinking and elastic approach to their craft that revolves around each individual song as a piece of art, in defiance of antiquated genre constraints.

The RedHook whirlwind continued across 2019, with the band named triple j Unearthed Feature Artist and Kerrang! Radio Feature Artist before winning the triple J Unearthed competition to open Download Festival's inaugural Sydney event. RedHook released three more singles - ‘Paralysed’, ‘Only Bones’ and ‘Fake’, all of which were added to full rotation on triple j. Behind the scenes, they signed on with the Hen House Management (worldwide) and inked 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 complete Australian tours (including a support slot for Hands Like Houses & Ocean Grove, as well as their own sold out headline tour).

They were set sharing the stage with emo legends My Chemical Romance on the bill for Download Festival 2020 before returning to Europe to perform at Reading & Leeds festival, before the global pandemic crushed all touring plans.

Despite this, RedHook have stayed active throughout the COVID era, releasing more music, performing as part of Rock Sound UK’s Summer Show, Emmy guest-hosting triple j's 'short.fast.loud' and the band ticking off a bucket list gig hosting ABC’s rage.

2021 has seen them release their long-awaited debut EP ‘Bad Decisions’, which has already racked up more than 2 million streams on Spotify, as well as selling out their biggest national headline tour to date, including double headers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

RedHook have consistently been one of the most-played artist on Triple J Unearthed across 2019, 2020 and 2021, with more music on the way very soon.

Unearthed in 2019

Download Festival

17 Feb 2019

Winner

RedHook

RedHook

Review

Kamikaze (feat. Will King)

RedHook

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

Kamikaze (feat. Will King)

RedHook

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

Bad Decisions

RedHook

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.