Right Hand Left Hand, who are due to support Future Of The Left on their UK tour, have announced the release of a digipak gatefold CD version of their recently released self-titled album.
The band started shipping at the end of March due to the overwhelming demand of the critically acclaimed album. It has been a whirlwind few months for the two-piece after embarking on their own headline tour of the UK to coincide with the release in February. They also picked up support from the likes of Punktastic, Stereoboard, Drowned in Sound and Visions as well as a brilliant New Band of the Week feature in Team Rock.
The video for single Seat 18c premiered on Visions and is now available to watch on the band’s YouTube channel.
Right Hand Left Hand will be supporting Future Of The Left throughout the UK during April and May. You can catch them at the following venues:
April 16th – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich April 17th – Bodega, Nottingham April 19th – Riverside, Newcastle April 20th – Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool April 21st – Electric Ballroom, London May 13th – Night and Day, Manchester
Despite the obvious post-rock influences, Right Hand Left Hand are much, much more than an experimental instrumental band. Intense, powerful yet melodic, Right Hand Left Hand defy the confines of one specific genre as they embrace elements of Krautrock, space-rock and electronica, as well as innovatively incorporating live loops and vocals to great effect.
The result is an immersive, technically brilliant record filled with layer upon layer of riffs that subvert the quiet/loud dynamic of post-rock into a loud/louder burst of action. Album opener, and single Seat 18c, kicks off proceedings beautifully and lays the cards on the table for what to expect throughout the 11 track album, as the expertly picked guitar pieces trade punches with meaty riffs, augmented by metronomic drumming. Nightmares In The Afternoon illustrate the bands unpredictable nature as the brooding, unnerving track builds slowly, incorporating vocals alongside their customary love of powerful riffs. Tracks such as the free downloads Tarts and Darts and Fermat’s Last Theorem along with Cliff Young Shuffle would make the likes of the Fucking Champs nod in appreciation.
Despite their unerring ability to sonically pulverise your eardrums, Right Hand Left Hand are in fact a two-piece band. Comprising Andrew Plain (drums/guitars) and Rhodri Viney (guitars/ vocals/ drums) and hailing from Cardiff, Wales, the duo played in a number of Cardiff based bands over the years. Having played a show with one of their former bands in a club in Groningen, Netherlands the pair, having heard Trans Am played by the DJ, were inspired to break out on their own, embracing an experimental set up of two members playing guitar, two drum kits, centered around a loop station, incorporating instrument swaps and all the while attempting to find out how heavy is too heavy.
Their decision to do so was inspired, as well as supporting Future Of The Left the band have headlined Swn Festival as well support the likes of Dead Meadow, Errors, The Mahjonng, The Mae Shi, Super Furry Animals, Funeral For A Friend and Los Campesinos.