All five of us met in our high school years with the exception of Gordy and Evan, who long before then met as brothers. Early on in high school, Ben, Pat and Spence met through a friend and their mutual love of music spurred a band. Within a year, they met Evan. After an initial mix-up had been settled he became the next member of the band. For one reason or another, Evan was misled to believe we were a Christian-rock band. We practiced and played around town, fine-tuning our songwriting skills and our performances. After a year or so of collaboration and several recycled songs, we invited Gordy to jam with us on a whim. Hearing what he could do with our songs, we all knew we had found our drummer. Again, this time with the help of Gordy, we worked on our song writing and performances. Finally finishing two songs we are truly proud of, we decided to take things seriously and have them professionally recorded.
For four weekends in August/ September we kept Michael Keire company in his studio. While at Threshold recording studio, Mike produced, recorded and mixed our singles and we realized that recording is one of the most fun things you can do. We got along fantastically with Mike and really appreciated the relaxed environment and his pro-experimentation take on recording. We never once felt the pressure to get things done quickly, which allowed us to fiddle around with everything from recording in stairwells to messing around with mooger foogers. With the completion of our double A-side, “This I’ve Heard”, we decided to name ourselves NEW HANDS, influenced by a lyric in our song "Through the Woodwork". Now with our single released, we will play wherever we can to get more music to you.
Hamilton has been great to us, with an abundance of guidance from a number of fantastic local bands. Still based in Hamilton, we intend to play wherever we are welcome. We love playing shows and above all we love when people come to our shows and dance. We are New Hands. There are five of us. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.