Fresh from wrapping up their debut UK/ European tour, including a critically-praised performance at Download UK, Sydney-based screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants RedHook have returned with their new single ‘Only Bones’ and announced their debut national headline tour. The track was produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic) and Dave Petrovic (Northlane, Tonight Alive) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).
Fuelled by an exotic grooving beast of a guitar riff, 'Only Bones' combines the band's signature cocktail of guitarist Craig Wilkinson’s EDM-influenced production and thumping metalcore breakdowns, with huge melodic hooks from singer Emmy Mack and a performance that evokes the dark pop theatrics of Marilyn Manson, Billie Eilish and Panic! At The Disco.
Mack admits: “I scribbled down the lyrics to ‘Only Bones’ when I was feeling helpless and desperately shit. Sitting on platform 22 at Sydney’s Central Station with my mind, body and soul worn down to a nub, I was hit by this delirious vision of the people in my life as vultures swooping in to rip off chunks of flesh until there'd be nothing left.
'Only Bones' is me venting my frustrations at the bloodsuckers in our lives who don’t care if we're OK or not as long as we give them what they want, but also at myself for being somehow incapable of standing firm and telling them to kindly fuck off,” she continues.
“It’s for anyone who’s ever felt taken advantage of and wished they could be stronger.”
‘Only Bones’ arrives on the heels of RedHook’s third single ‘Paralysed’, which exploded on Spotify with over 370K streams, scored full triple j rotation and propelled RedHook to win the triple j Unearthed Download competition, triple j Unearthed feature artist slot and Kerrang! Radio feature artist slot earlier this year.
It also comes packing an explosive music video compiled of live footage filmed across RedHook’s debut UK and European tour, including their gig at Download UK, directed by the band’s close friend and collaborator David Owen Blackley of Her Name Is Murder Productions (Ocean Grove, Norma Jean, The Amity Affliction).
After a whirlwind 9 months that have seen RedHook play the debut instalments of Sydney’s two brand new rock festivals, Good Things and Download, complete three national tours supporting the likes of Hands Like Houses, Ocean Grove, The Faim and US rock legends Sevendust, and now returning home from their debut international tour and Download UK festival debut, the hard-working RedHook are psyched to step up with their first ever national headlining tour.
Going down across August, September and October, RedHook’s ‘Only Bones’ tour will see them visit fans in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, as well as slam stages at Port Hedland’s North West Festival and further dates TBA.
‘Only Bones’ is available worldwide now