Wits End / Human Hands – split 7″
Wits End is back with a slight new line-up which now also consist of Terje from Death Is Not Glamorous. They have one song on this 7″ which is a epic emotional hardcore song with the usual dynamic build-ups and desparation bringing bands like Yaphet Kotto and Portraits of Past to mind. On the flipside, UKs Human Hands deliver some of the best emo from the last decade! This song has it all..spoken words over fragile melodies, build ups, breakdowns and more build ups. Chaz from Human Hands / Eat A Book Records made a perfect cover to follow this – hand typing 300 paper-bags on his old typewriter, photocopied inserts, hand-stamped labels. emo as fuck!
Some nice reviews:
This is a killer split and pulls together two bands making some really cool music and really makes them feel at home together on record.
Emo as the 90s defined it is still a thing being done in the year 2013. Who’d have thought?”
Wits End / Trembling Hands – split 7″
Wits End shows of their softer side with two tracks reflecting seasons. The opener ‘summer’ is Wits End at their least depressing. Mellow guitars, dual vocals and the mid 90s all over again. ‘winter’, albeit a slow song, brings back the heavier lyrical topics. Trembling Hands delivers one song from the same recording session as the self titled 7″ last year. Heavy emotional stuff like Majority Rule or Malady. The Trembling Hands guys outdid themselves with regards to artwork. Those lucky enough to catch the few copies available from the Ödebygd store got a diecut version of a butterfly. Regular copies comes in a nice screenprinted cover.
Some nice reviews:
It is not quite mid-February yet – if that first Wits End song is not in my top 5 songs at the end of this year I will nbe shocked.
This split is short and sweet, and definitely benefits from that as it leaves me wanting to look up more releases from both of these bands.