Midlands trio Human Hands are unashamedly, unabashedly an emo band. Although probably not the kind you’re thinking of. Harking back to an era that pre-dates (or runs parallel to) the tired sounds of the current ’emo revival’ trend, before the pop-punk-masquerading-as-emo emo of the mid 2000s, their sparse, slow and shifting music recalls the likes of Duster, Indian Summer, Codeine or UK contemporaries Bob Tilton (with the occasional bit of Neil Young thrown in for good measure). Songs may start quiet and delicate, looping and building into a frenzy before breaking apart into nothingness, or they may just chug along staying crushingly sad and slow. Either way, it’s going to be emotional.

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