As music has become increasingly global, it’s essentially impossible to ignore bands reaching our airwaves from overseas. From Canadian rockers like Three Days Grace to Swedish band GHOST to Australian up-and-comers Hands Like Houses and The Faim, our favorite tunes are coming from all over the world.
Hands Like Houses have introduced the burning question of whether their hands are similar to houses or if they just enjoy them with their perfectly unique band name and continually evolving music. After a recent switch to Hopeless Records to join a roster that includes Avenged Sevenfold, All Time Low, and Sum 41, the guys have been laser focused on introducing themselves to new audiences.
The release of their latest album Anon. has allowed the band to stick closely to longtime fans while presenting their biggest sonic shift yet, taking to the airwaves and becoming WWE Super Show-Down’s official theme song with pure rock single “Monster.”
Their current US run is their first trek through the states since Warped Tour 2017, leaving a year-and-a-half gap that felt like they never left once they took the stage. Energetic head banging, thrashing, and even crowd-surfing to the bar ensued during the band’s diverse and comprehensive set. Spanning from 2013’s Unimagine to the brand new Anon., they balanced old favorites with the live debut of new songs.
On tour with Hands Like Houses is another Australian band with a fairy tale beginning fit for the digital age. On Instagram, producer John Feldmann started his search from an unsigned band with touring experience. The producer behind blink-182, 311, and Good Charlotte connected with a group of high school friends from Perth, who began sending him demos of songs they had written.
Thirty songs later, the band was invited to Los Angeles to work with Feldmann, and The Faim was born. The band got access to all of Feldmann’s famous friends and began writing with artists like Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Before the show, we had the chance to talk with bassist Stephen Beerkins about The Faim’s star-studded list of co-writers and their first tour of America. You can hear the full interview below.