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Cut Off Your Hands CMJ Dates / Release First Single "Happy As Can Be" / EP Out Now On Frenchkiss Records / Look Out For US Debut Release In January 2009

posted Oct 17, 2008, 6:33 PM by Vu Nguyen
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Cut Off Your Hands Announce CMJ DATES & Release First Single “Happy As Can Be
Happy As Can Be EP Out Now On Frenchkiss Records, Available Digitally & In Limited Edition CD
 Look Out For US Debut Release In January 2009

“Joyful” The Guardian UK     "Honestly, what’s not to love? "- NME        “Pop-punk charm” FACT UK

“Swoonsome” Shortlist Uk                    “Infectious rock’n’pop” The Fly UK

“(COYH's) hit with the pop energy of Hot Hot Heat, the angular bouncing madness of Les Savy Fav, and slow down occasionally to the pace of The Hives”- Drowned in Sound

Cut Off Your Hands present Happy As Can Be, the new EP Out on Frenchkiss Records this October. The self-titled single will also be featured on their much anticipated, Bernard Butler produced debut album, You and I, to be released in January 2009.
A carousel of layered melodies and rhyming couplets, soaring over an insistent, cavalry-like drumbeat, Happy… follows the successful Expectations, Cut Off Your Hands’ lead single released in last September. Expectations has not only received high rotation on Australia’s premier radio station, JJJ FM, but it recently featured as the Australian iTunes Single of the Week (SOTW). The track currently sits as the second largest download in iTunes SOTW history.
This comes as no surprise really. In their short time on both record and stage, Cut Off Your Hands have built both their fanbase and media hyperbole on a slew of melodic and downright memorable offerings. From the romantic naivety of songs like Oh Girl, to the speeding, hyper-love balladry of the pop-paean Still Fond, the four-piece have shown they’ve got what it takes to grab the world by it’s collective scruff and shake them into spinning, lovesick action. Happy As Can Be continues this impressive mode.
Fresh from being nominated for the "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” Award at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards - an annual awards ceremony being the New Zealand equivalent of The Brits - the band will be returning to the UK to begin the second half of their current tour as part of the "Freshers" tour. Buoyed by the flattering opportunity to have been judged alongside the best of their homeland’s artistic peers, such as Flight Of The Conchords and Liam Finn, not to mention the release of their debut album in both New Zealand and Australia, this UK tour will see the band attacking the stage with unparalleled zeal. 


10/21 - 8pm - The Delancey New Zealand Showcase
10/23 - 4pm - Continental Army Plaza Todd P Party
10/24 - 9pm - Cake Shop New York Noise Showcase
10/25 - 4pm -Glasslands Daytrotter/Snowghost Party
10/25 - 12am - Public Assembly Crashin' In Party

 1) You Still Love Me
 2) Happy As Can Be
 3) Shorelines
 4) Nostalgia
5) (Hidden Track)