No matter how good the good times get, the bad times still bite.
Creating a positive channel for the pent-up aggression and bitterness left in the wake of each failure and betrayal is what the melodic hardcore scene is made for.
Enter Savage Hands, delivering a feast of sincerity and spitefulness that will doubtlessly satisfy long-time fans of the genre and newcomers alike.
With a bellyful of hardcore punk fury and just a touch of sinister dissonance, their forthcoming debut EP “Barely Alive”, out March 2, will be required listening in 2018 for all lovers of heavy music.
The band has shared the video for the first single Red.
“‘Red’ — it’s got a ‘F**K this’ and ‘F**K that type’ vibe,” said Savage Hands’ Mike Garrow. “Not letting a ‘so called’ loved one beat you down or constantly run your life into the ground. The funny thing about life is that when it’s beating down on you, you can decide when to pick yourself back up. Realization and knowing what your worth is key. That’s what defines ‘Red.'”
SharpTone Records is very pleased that the five-piece has joined the family, saying, “The moment we heard Savage Hands we were instantly hooked. They have everything we love about music, great energy, impactful lyrics and anthemic melody for days. Barely Alive is a great introduction into the rock music landscape.”
The band echoes that sentiment, saying, “Ever since SharpTone became active as a label, the band as a whole was very excited to pursue a relationship which eventually led us to this point. SharpTone has an amazing team and we are very happy and proud to now be apart of the family. SharpTone has been very supportive in all our creative decisions which is what we love the most. This type of music is who we are and something we all love. Sharptone understands that and backs us 100%. We can’t thank them enough! Here’s to 2018!”
Born from the ashes of now defunct bands in Maryland and Virginia, Savage Hands are already racking up the achievements, alongside stacks of touring experience already under their communal belt. They’ve written and recorded a powerful first release, with Andrew Baylis (My Enemies & I, Sylar) bringing his experienced ear and accomplished technical skills to the production stages. The “Barely Alive” EP boasts visceral song writing, lyrical wit, and gut punching musicianship. Filled with catchy hooks that weave in and out of blood-pumping, adrenaline spiking verses and visceral, gut-busting breakdowns, Savage Hands’ debut effort is one that makes the ground shake and inspires an emotional, energetic uproar.
The single Red is available as an instant grat with all digital pre-orders of “Barely Alive” which you can get here.