Cut Off Your Hands
With such a sporadic kineticism, Cut Off Your Hands are definately ones to watch out for. Not just because they look like they could get big but because you never know where they're going to spring out from. All of a sudden you could be ambushed by their noise as you turn a corner or it will jump at you from the trees as you walk through a wood...ok maybe not so primitive but their angular, dancey punk can be quite surprising. Comparisons will be made to their recent tour-buddies, Foals, but whereas Foals are triangular, COYH sound more like a parallelogram with rounded edges, smoothed with a some "pop" sandpaper. Although i haven't yet seen them live, this Kiwi band have begun to pick up a glowing reputation of blowing even the most stubborn cobwebs from venue ceilings and leaving foot prints on many a bar-top. Sounds like they just can't stop moving and you can't when you listen to their tunes.
You can get their latest ep, Shaky Hands, from I Am Sound records now and they're touring the UK as we speak.
Cut Off Your Hands - You And I
Cut Off Your Hands - Expectations