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RedHook Join Forces With Yours Truly On Astronomic Break-Up Anthem "Imposter"

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Taken From Upcoming Debut Album

Postcard From A Living Hell

Available on April 21 | Pre-Order HERE

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Friday, March 17, 2023 - Two of the most prominent women in the Australian heavy music scene, RedHook's Emmy Mack and Yours Truly's Mikaila Delgado, join forces on 'Imposter' – the flagship single from alt-rock shapeshifters RedHook’s forthcoming debut album 'Postcard From A Living Hell', which is slated for release on Friday, April 21 and available for pre-order here. Watch the new video for 'Imposter' here or at the link below.

Produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore), 'Imposter' is a dark, empowering break-up anthem driven by alien synths, heavy guitars, and striking lyrics. Packed with memorable one-liners such as "Never believed in lizard people / Til I discovered your scales", "Hearts change like the weather / And now it's raining on you", and "We used to freak / But now you freak me out", 'Imposter' uses the sci-fi trope of body snatching as a metaphor to articulate a traumatic experience that both Emmy and Mikaila share; watching someone you love change into a completely different person, before a heartbreaking trail of their past lies and deceptions starts to unravel before your eyes.

Emmy explains the inspiration behind the track:

"There's no head-fuck quite like discovering that the person you love most, and who you think you know better than anyone else, has been lying to you and manipulating you the entire time. At first, it feels like death, you grieve for the person you loved as if they've died, and yet somehow they still exist. It's almost as if some kind of evil, alien life force has taken up residence inside their body and is walking around wearing their skin. Eventually, it causes you to question your own sanity; you question whether that person who meant so much to you ever really existed at all."

On the topic of tapping Yours Truly for the collab, she adds:

"This song was already so special to me and one of my absolute favourites off the record. We approached Mikaila to be involved because we love Yours Truly so much and thought her voice would sound amazing on the track. But what I didn’t realise was that she'd actually been going through an eerily similar situation to mine in her own personal life. We trauma-bonded a lot during the process of putting 'Imposter' together and the extra vocal parts and lyrics that Mikaila added still give me goosebumps every time! She took this song to a whole new dimension and I'm so grateful to her for it. This is our joint break-up anthem and we hope it empowers other people who've been through similar nightmarish bullshit to stay strong."

The song also comes packing a quirky, science fiction-inspired music video directed by Colin Jeffs of Ten of Swords Media (Make Them Suffer, Alpha Wolf), which takes its cues from cult sci-fi flicks like 'Species' and 'Jennifer's Body', as both women slowly morph into deranged lizard monsters with a taste for human flesh.

'Imposter' follows on from 'Off With Your Head', 'Soju' feat. Sly Withers, 'SAY' and 'Jabberwocky', which will all feature on the forthcoming 'Postcard From A Living Hell' LP, available for pre-order here.

Postcard From A Living Hell

Track Listing:

  1. Postcard

  2. Jabberwocky

  3. Off With Your Head

  4. The Critic

  5. Imposter (Feat. Yours Truly)

  6. Soju (Feat. Sly Withers)

  7. Psyche vs Psyche

  8. Low Budget Horror

  9. Intervention

  10. Inarticulate

  11. SAY


RedHook are a fiercely independent, shapeshifting alt-rock foursome from Sydney, Australia who’ve quickly accumulated a global fanbase and tens of millions of streams through their powerful songwriting and captivating live show.

Featuring the core creative duo of Emmy Mack and Craig Wilkinson, two strangers from regional New South Wales whose paths collided after moving to Sydney in 2017, RedHook combine with young gun drummer Alex Powys and seasoned bassist Ned Jankovic to create heartfelt, attitude-filled and relatable alternative rock music that consistently defies classification.

The strength of their debut single ‘Minute On Fire’ in 2018 was enough to attract the interest of one of the lead promoters of the UK’s iconic Download Festival, who swiftly invited RedHook over to play. The band were then snapped up by The Hen House Artist Management (worldwide) and inked booking deals with New World Artists (AUS) and Wasserman (UK/EU), going on to conquer some of Australia’s biggest music festival stages (Download, Good Things, Stonefest, BIGSOUND). They also completed their debut international tour (supporting metal titans Three Days Grace across the UK & Europe), launched their own gender diversity-inspired alternative festival in Sydney, 'UsFest', and undertook four complete Australian tours (selling out the Melbourne and Sydney legs of their own debut headline tour).

As RedHook’s global fan base grew steadily with each single release and live show, many big things followed. The band were named triple j Unearthed feature artist, Kerrang! Radio feature artist and were invited to host the ABC’s iconic rage program. They’ve consistently featured as one of the top 50 most-played artists on triple j Unearthed every year since 2019.

2021 saw RedHook release their long-awaited debut EP ‘Bad Decisions’ which has ticked over 13 million Spotify streams and had its two lead singles added to rotation on triple j. The record earned praise from Kerrang! (UK), Rock Sound (UK), Rolling Stone (AUS) and many more, even scooping a 2022 AIR Independent Music Awards nomination for best punk EP or album.

RedHook continued their steady rise across 2022 with their debut performances at Australia’s UNIFY Gathering, Groovin’ The Moo and boutique festival Rolling Sets, as well as playing one of the world’s most iconic rock festivals Rock AM Ring/Rock im Park in Germany alongside the likes of Green Day and Muse, accompanied by a second tour of Europe supporting The Faim.

Their own headline ‘Bring Ya Mates’ tour was also a huge success with multiple sold out shows around Australia as it emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a mammoth 28-date, two-month-long regional Australian tour as main support for metalcore titans In Hearts Wake and a triumphant return the Good Things festival stage alongside Bring Me The Horizon and Deftones, where RedHook made history as the first band to grace the lineup twice.

In May 2022, RedHook returned with ‘Jabberwocky’ their most gut-wrenching single to date, which was immediately added to triple j high rotation and added to the cover of Spotify’s popular ‘All New Rock’ Playlist. Follow-up singles ‘SAY’ and ‘Soju’ Ft. Sly Withers have both since been added to full rotation on triple j.

These singles will feature on RedHook’s long-anticipated debut album, Postcard From A Living Hell, which is due to arrive on April 21st, 2023. The band will support the release with a monster Australian tour joining international grunge icons The Smashing Pumpkins at the debut of their travelling The World Is A Vampire Festival throughout April, before embarking on their own 11-date Australian headline tour in May.

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