Review: ‘Bed of Dolls’ by Animal Hands

Australian Grunge band Animal Hands give us a glimpse of their up-and-coming EP with a new single in the form of Bed of Dolls. Excited by the prospect of a new,...

Australian Grunge band Animal Hands give us a glimpse of their up-and-coming EP with a new single in the form of Bed of Dolls. Excited by the prospect of a new, female fronted, grunge band we sat down and had an ear full.

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Listening to this new single from emerging grunge band Animal Hands made me feel nostalgic for all those amazing 90’s post-punk grunge bands with beautiful (with the exception of Hole obviously) female leads. Soaking up the stains left by great bands such as Letters from Cleo, Medicine  and of course Garbage, these guys are stirring a pot that has been left untouched for some time.

Bursting free from the the clutches of Melbourne’s rock music scene, beautiful singer/songwriter Danielle Whalebone formed the band in 2011 and the guys, who include Drummer Tom and Bassist Dave, have hammered down an EP which will be released later on in the year.

The track itself is pure grunge, with it’s slow cumbersome riffs and weary vocals beautifully stitched together to create an ambience that, in my humble opinion, has been missing from the music scene for well over a decade. The track is beautiful in it’s own post-punk angst way, almost a sneaky peek at what Type-O Negative would have been like with a female lead.

Catch up with Animal Hands on their website or on FaceBook

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