Redhook Release Debut Album "Postcard From a Living Hell"
Eora/Sydney-based alt-rock shapeshifters RedHook have just unleashed their long-anticipated debut album 'Postcard From A Living Hell' – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) in collaboration with band member Craig Wilkinson, and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore). Fans can stream the album HERE.
'Postcard From A Living Hell' is eleven charismatic, hook-laden tracks forged in RedHook's particle collider of sonic influences, smashing together elements of metalcore, pop-punk, nu-metal, alt-rock, and classic metal with trap, EDM and pop. The LP is stacked with radio singles, including the femme-powered, EDM-inflected breakup anthem 'Imposter' feat. Yours Truly, saxophone-powered pop-punk self-roast 'Soju' feat. Sly Withers, and the self-produced one-two punch of diabolical emo-meets-drum and bass banger 'Low Budget Horror' and incendiary anti-misogyny manifesto 'SAY'.
Focus track 'Postcard Xo' opens the LP, taking us “down that rabbit hole” into a nightmarish hellscape of trauma and self-sabotage. Written as a letter from rock bottom where vocalist Emmy Mack ruminates on struggles with depression and intrusive thoughts of self-harm, the song is also RedHook’s boldest and wackiest musical composition to date. Watch the video HERE or at the link below.
Speaking on the 'Postcard Xo' single release, Emmy shares:
"'Postcard Xo' is a pretty dark song, both musically and thematically. It's about finding yourself back in the familiar landscape of rock bottom after a string of preventable fuck-ups, wrestling with feelings of guilt, shame and worthlessness, and wishing the worst for yourself - because that's exactly what you feel like you deserve."
From the sucker-punching hard rock of 'The Critic', to the chaotic rap-fuelled metalcore of 'Psych Vs. Psych’, to the darker synth-pop deviance of 'An Intervention' and the heartfelt alt-rock balladry of ‘Inarticulate’ feat. The Faim, 'Postcard From A Living Hell' is a unique and expansive body of work that showcases the full spectrum of RedHook's colourful musical multiverse. Emmy's superlative bravery in the fan-resonant 'Jabberwocky' is complimented by the savagery of breakbeat rave monster 'Off With Your Head', as the album hits out against injustice and our most persuasive demons while expressing a slew of relatable ordeals that make life feel like a living hell.
Previous singles 'Imposter' feat. Yours Truly, 'Soju' feat. Sly Withers, 'SAY' and 'Jabberwocky' were all added to full rotation on triple j, and have received immense support from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, BBC Radio 1 (UK), Kerrang! (UK) triple j Unearthed, NME, Hysteria Magazine, Kill Your Stereo, MANIACS and Wall of Sound.
"Postcard From A Living Hell" Track Listing:
Off With Your Head
Imposter (Feat. Yours Truly)
Soju (Feat. Sly Withers)
Psyche vs Psyche
Low Budget Horror
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:
"Intense, poignant and raw."
"This maximal pop punk vibe sounds enormous in RedHook’s hands. Big banger!" – ★★★★★
Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
"RedHook at their heaviest?! And I am literally obsessed. Tapping into that power and Emmy sounds like a dark goddess. I love those 'I'm angry' attitude moments and that belter of an ending." - ★★★★½
Claire Mooney - triple j (AUS)
“RedHook continue to go from strength to strength.”
Kill Your Stereo (AUS)
"RedHook is unapologetically authentic and their fanbase loves them for it."
You Make The Scene (US)
RedHook are set to embark on their biggest national headline tour yet, presented by triple j. The band will be visiting fans across eleven regional and metro cities in May, with support from Bad/Love, Belle Haven and Grenade Jumper. Tickets available HERE.
May 4 | Solbar, Jinibara/Maroochydore QLD
May 5 | The Brightside, Meanjin/Brisbane QLD
May 6 | Burleigh Bazaar, Jellurgal/Burleigh Heads QLD
May 11 | Prince Of Wales Hotel, Goomburrup/Bunbury WA
May 12 | Amplifier, Boorloo/Perth WA
May 13 | Enigma Bar, Tandanya/Adelaide SA
May 19 | UC Hub, Ngunnawal/Canberra ACT
May 20 | The Corner Hotel, Naarm/Melbourne VIC
May 25 | La La La's, Dharawal/Wollongong NSW
May 26 | The Cambridge, Mulubinba/Newcastle NSW
May 27 | Crowbar, Eora/Sydney NSW
Following this, the band will head to the UK and Europe to support luminaires Stand Atlantic across seven dates in June, as well as returning to the iconic Download Festival*, and juggernaut rock extravaganza Rock for People** in Czech Republic.
June 6 | Southampton,UK
June 7 | Brighton, UK
June 8 | Bristol, UK
June 9 | Download Festival, Leicestshire, UK*
June 11 | Rock For People, Hradec Kralové, CZE**
June 14 | Strasbourg, France
June 16 | Eindhoven, Netherlands
June 20 | Boghum, Germany
June 21 | Trier, Germany
In 2022, RedHook completed a 28-date regional Australian tour as main support for metalcore titans In Hearts Wake. They also made their celebrated return to Australia's Good Things Festival, becoming the first band ever to grace the lineup twice, going from Eora/Sydney openers in 2018 to national Stage 5 headliners in 2022. The band also made their critically acclaimed debuts at Australia's Groovin the Moo and UNIFY Gathering festivals, and two of the biggest heavy music festivals on the planet, Germany's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park; a feat few Australian bands can claim.