Canberra post-hardcore outfit Hands Like Houses have shared their take on Linkin Park’s 2003 emo-classic Numb. No doubt rollicking the emotions of all 20-somethings the world over, the band abandoned their heavy sound and opted to present the song in an acoustic format, accompanied by drummer Matt Parkitney grooving on the Djembe.
Given Linkin Park’s own skill at creating dark, beautiful melodies, the acoustic setting was well suited for the song, with vocalist Trenton Woodley putting his soaring vocal range to good use. Watch below.
The cover comes as part of a performance the band did for APTV’S Zippo Sessions in the States whilst being apart of the Carolina Rebellion festival alongside Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive.
The cover is stylistically similar to their contribution to Triple J’s Like A Version segment last month, with the group choosing to acoustically perform their original New Romantics and Don’t Speak by No Doubt.
Whilst the band has been exploring their tender side of late in the live arena, they still pack plenty of power with a pair of electric guitars at the helm, as they proved on their recent tour with Northlane and In Hearts Wake.
With their new album Dissonants being their heaviest work to date, the band have made a serious case for punters to open up their wallets to see them on their Aussie headline tour next February. Dates below.
Hands Like Houses ‘Colourblind’ Tour 2017
Friday 3rd February- Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 4th February- The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 10th February- Uni Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 11th February- Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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