SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘ONLY BONES’
“We have a feeling you’re gonna like RedHook”.
– Rock Sound (UK)
“Eff yeah! Love the fiercer side of RedHook gnashing their teeth on this one”. – 4.5/5 stars
– Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“Think my jaw dropped when I first heard this on triple j for the premiere. Emmy! Your vocals!!!! That demon goddess within comes out to play and there’s no mucking around. This is fkn sick.”- 4.5/5 stars
– Claire Mooney – triple j (AUS)
Premiered on triple j’s Good Nights w/ Bridget Hustwaite
Added to Spotify’s New Music Friday (AU/NZ), Rock Out., Heavy Queens and New Blood
Fresh from selling out multiple dates on their debut Australian headline tour, Sydney’s heavy rock mutants RedHook have released a sonic curveball in the form of a furious cover of the classic Rage Against The Machine track ‘Guerrilla Radio’, in honour of its 20th anniversary this week.
“When I was a kid and first heard this song, it changed everything for me. Rage became my gateway drug to the worlds of both metal and rap”, explains vocalist Emmy Mack.
“The powerful message behind the music is just as relevant now as it was in 1999 when ‘The Battle Of Los Angeles’ first dropped. Injustice, inequality and abuse of power are still rampant. Our political systems are corrupted by big business and vested interests at almost every turn, and even in the face of the freedom of information brought on by the internet age, the wealthy puppet masters who control the mass media still exert a terrifying amount of influence over the democratic process. Not to mention, the planet is dying! We have a lot to be concerned and angry about”.
Produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic) and mixed and mastered by Andrew Wade (The Ghost Inside, A Day To Remember), RedHook’s ‘Guerrilla Radio’ provides a fresh and thought-provoking take on the original. Snarling, down-tuned guitars crunch Tom Morello’s legendary stomping riff with dissonant, deranged flourishes, while chaotic drumwork builds with a haywire intensity.
As for the vocals, Mack spits pure venom, scream-rapping Zack de la Rocha’s iconic bars with fury and layering a new melody under the rabid chorus to transform it into something uniquely their own.
“We didn’t want to try to copy what Rage did, nobody could ever hope to replicate de la Rocha’s swagger or Tom Morello’s pioneering guitar solos”, Mack insists.
“So we did our own thing. I even tweaked some of the lyrics in verse 2 to reflect something that was really pissing me off at the time we tracked it – the NSW Government’s protracted war on music and youth culture. I hope Zack, Tom, Tim and Brad don’t mind”!
The song also comes packing an explosive music video that sees the band destroy and deface the interior of a house, directed and filmed on a Central Coast demolition site by David Owen Blackley of Her Name Is Murder Productions (Ocean Grove, Norma Jean, The Amity Affliction).
The remainder of 2019 will see them perform at Brisbane’s Halloween Hysteria festival (Dead Letter Circus), Canberra’s Stonefest (Mallrat, Thelma Plum, British India) and play a handful of northern NSW and Queensland shows alongside iconic progsters COG.
‘Guerilla Radio’ is available worldwide now
‘GUERRILLA RADIO’ SHOWS
All tickets via www.weareredhook.com
SAT 19 OCT | STONEFEST, CANBERRA ACT
FRI 25 OCT | HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 20 DEC | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY QLD *
SAT 21 DEC | SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE NSW *
SUN 22 DEC | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE NSW *