HANDS OF INDUSTRY
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Hands of Industry have once again connected with our music friends in Manchester, where historically they’ve attracted a huge following, packing out venues such as The Dry Bar, The Night and Day Café, Band on the Wall, The Roadhouse (Supporting Charlotte Hatherley from Ash), and Moho, where HOI were proud to have been asked to support Leeds Dance band The Music, and The Courteeners. Look out for details of a Radio interview which will be done as an outside broadcast, and a number of gigs with some big names in the Electronic Music Scene.
Posted 1st July 2019
LUCKY IN LEEDS
Leeds hosted Hands of Industry on the 25th June, and saw the band supporting Insurrectionary Neo Futurists, and all round good eggs The Jan Doyle Band, and also Los Angeles based band Lucky+Love!! It was a fantastic night for all concerned.
Posted 29th June 2019
Keep a look out for regular details and links for radio plays, with Hands of Industry being played worldwide, including USA, Mexico, Australia, Italy, Germany, UK(obviously), and Eire. Huge thanks and much love to the radio stations who have championed the band from early in its conception, and continue to do so now. We hope to have many more radio plays in the future.
Posted 26th June 2019
PEOPLE LOVE IT - I SWEAR!
The sinister alternative dance track “I Swear”, was so well received, we had offers from all over the globe to produce remixes of the track. One of which, the Jake Neutron Night Remix, has had nearly 7,500 plays!!! Check out the track on Soundcloud, listen, like, and comment.
Posted 8th June 2019
WE LIKE BEING LIKED
Hands of Industry are now fast approaching 3000 likes on our Facebook page. We would love you to like the page if you haven’t already done, and please LEAVE A COMMENT!! We love to interact with fans of the band, and would love to hear your suggestions, remarks, critiques, and anything else you’d like to contribute to the page. It’s good to talk!
Posted 30th May 2019
Hands of Industry are never ones to just live in the moment. We’re always planning, always looking to the “what next”, and we’re so lucky to be around like-minded people. HOI are currently planning for next year’s festival season, with some hugely productive discussions underway to play across the country, and beyond!
Posted 27th April 2019
SYNTHETIC CITY RELOADED
Hands of Industry were delighted to play Synthetic City Reloaded in London. An all-day event, that saw us play alongside a fair few great bands from the scene, including: HiltiPop, Marlow, Androids In The Mist, Caroline Mclavy, Battery Operated Orchestra (BOO), The Rude Awakening, Shiny Darkness... It was also great to connect with HOI friends such as Rob Harvey. The reception was fantastic as we finished our set with a brand new cover of Cars. Definitely an event we'd like to play again so stay tuned.
UPDATE: fantastic review by Electricity Club HERE
Posted 30th September 2018
We were delighted to have been asked to compose a piece of music for a TV Pilot, hosted by some absolutely huge names from the music business. Not only that, but the music was showcased in Hollywood!!!!! Stay tuned for development as we hear them!!!
Posted 2nd Sept 2018
IN THE STUDIO
Never taking time to rest, Hands of Industry have been hard at work in the studio recording new tunes! You'll be able to hear some of these at our upcoming GIGS before they find their way to the radio.
Posted 30th July 2018
TWO FESTIVAL GIGS IN ITALY THIS AUGUST
We are extremely excited to announce we will be playing at two festivals in Italy this august; the Vita Nelle Vie Festival, and the Castaldi Festval. Please see the LIVE section for details.
Posted 19th June 2018
NEW LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED
Hands of Industry are pleased to announce a series of summer dates including a number of shows in London and Yorkshire. Also keep an eye out for upcoming announcements for several European festivals this summer. See the LIVE section for details.
Posted 17th June 2018
ARE YOU LISTENING - MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE
Hands of Industry are delighted to announce our latest video for our upcoming single "Are You Listening", recorded with the legendary Ian Curnow. The video features the model/actress Mollie Ashcroft, who was a whole lot of fun to work with.
We had a terrific time filming the video with the best cameraman in the business. Thank you so much to David Reyes, Dave Scattergood, Frizzby Fox, and the people of Brick Lane and surrounding areas for making the video shoot a thoroughly pleasurable and rewarding experience.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch the full video.
Posted 14th June 2018
HUDDERSFIELD CHARITY GIG
We are delighted to inform you that HOI will be performing at a special charity night in Huddersfield on May 4th. It is memory of Dean Stead with proceeds going to the charity MIND. The venue is St Patrick's Club and while there is no admission fee, a minimum donation of £5 is requested. Also appearing will be Paul Nolan and Klammer. Doors open at 7pm and anyone wanting further details can contact us here or on our Facebook page.
Posted 2nd March 2018
BIG IN THE FAR EAST
Big thanks to HOI fan Dazzer from Sowerby who has got in contact to tell us of an extraordinary shock he received whilst on a recent holiday in Thailand. He was lounging at a beach bar in Phuket, when what should come on over the sound system but the Jake Neutron remix of the HOI song 'I Swear'! Apparently he almost spat his beer out, and needless to say all three of the band are now very keen to add Thailand o to their touring schedule.
Posted 12th February 2018
A QUICK JAUNT EAST
As seems to be the tradition at this time of the year, HOI are just back from another trip to eastern Europe, this time for a private gig in the sunny (but rather chilly) climes of Poland. It may have been the vodka but it all seemed to go down pretty well with the locals. And a big thank
you to Lukas and Piotr for making it all happen.
Posted 29th January 2018
NEW YEAR, NEW HOI
As seems to be the tradition at this time of the year, HOI are just back from another jaunt to eastern Europe, this time for a private gig in the sunny (but rather chilly) climes of Poland. It may have been the vodka but it all seemed to go down pretty well with the locals. And a big thank you to Lukasz and Piotr for making it all happen.
Posted 2nd January 2018
NEW YEAR, NEW HOI
We may have said this before but we are genuinely excited about the year in store for Hands of Industry. We're lining up plenty of gigs and festivals for the spring and summer and that's quite apart from several new releases on the cards. More when we have it!
Posted 2nd January 2018
A very Merry Christmas to you all (and a very Happy New Year if we don't male it back on here before 2018. Thanks for all your continued support – and we promise you, we'll never forget it.
Posted 24th December 2017
A BIG THANK YOU
Thanks to all of you who made it to our last-minute gig in Mansfield on Saturday and apologies for the lack of notice. We weren't planning any gigs as we've been concentrating on creating our new live show and working on material for our new album. However, it was a favour for a dear friend and we were all overwhelmed by the positive reception we were given – thanks again to you all.
Posted 16th October 2017
Just to let you know that the boys have been busy shooting the video for their next single release. They've been on location in both London and West Yorkshire and are looking forward to seeing the finished result.
Posted 9th September 2017
HOI HARD AT IT
We hope you've been enjoying the summer. Despite suggestions to the contrary, the band have not been lying on sun-kissed beaches (unless you count a day trip to Bridlington). Rather, they have been hard at it both in the rehearsal and the recording studio working on a lots of new material. Expect some exciting new reworkings of old songs, plus a raft of new material coming your way in 2018.
Posted 14th August 2017
WELCOME STEFAN DRAPAN!
We are delighted to officially announce that drummer Stefan Drapan has joined Hands of Industry. Stefan has been the sticksman for a number of Yorkshire bands and recently filled in for Bravado Cartel on their US tour. He has already been hard at work with Paul and Brad in the studio and will be making his live debut with the band at The Brudnell in Leeds on 29th June.
Posted 28th June 2017
HOI'S SUMMER LOVE SENSATION!
Just to let you know that 'Team HOI' have been hard at it in preparation for what for promises to be a spectacular summer of electronic bliss! In the wake of the massively positive response to the single 'I Swear', the band have spent much of the spring in the studio (and the pub) working on new material and mapping out their plans for world(ish) domination. New releases, new remixes, gigs, videos and a new arrival are all lined up over the next few weeks and months, and we will be keeping you fully up-to-date on here and across all social media!
Posted 5th June 2017
PLAYING MANCHESTER ON FRIDAY!
We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Fac251 in Manchester this Friday (14th April) to play a gig in support of the excellent The Society. Any of you hoping to see us at the now-cancelled date in Liverpool can always hop on the M62 and enjoy a night at one of our favourite venues.
Posted 11th April 2017
LIVERPOOL DATE CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Saturday's gig at the Zanzibar Club in Liverpool has been cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience but we will be back in Liverpool later this year.
Posted 11th April 2017
'I SWEAR' OUT NOW!!
Our new single ‘I Swear’ is now on general release on Right Track Records/Universal Music. It is available from all the major sites and outlets but if anyone has any trouble finding it just let us know. There also two extended versions – Jake Neutron Night Remix and MGT Germon Remix. Get it now and enjoy!
Posted 31st March 2017
This is just to let you know that sadly our drummer Adam has left the band. We wish him all the very best for the future. However, we will be announcing a permanent replacement very shortly – it's very exciting, and we're sure it will be a make the band even better than before.
Paul and Brad x
Posted 28th March 2017
BAND INTERVIEW ON BCB 106.6FM
This Saturday, 11th March, the band will be taking about their new single 'I Swear', on the Philmein Show on BCB 106.6FM. The show begins at 6pm and you can listen live by visiting bcbradio.co.uk.
Posted 10th March 2017
'I SWEAR' OUT IN MARCH!
Following the success of our promo-release 'joined', we can now exclusively announce that Hands of Industry's debut single for the Universal family, 'I Swear', is slated for release on 31st March.
Posted 13th February 2017
SKY TV PRIVATE LAUNCH PARTY
The band have been asked to perform a special set at a launch party for Nub TV, a music show broadcast on Sky TV channel 212.
Posted 13th February 2017
PLAYING WITH THE SOCIETY
Hands of Industry are to be special guests for two shows being headlined by The Society (formerly known as Dance Society) during April. These are at The Doghouse, Nottingham on 8th April and The Zanzibar in Liverpool on 15th April.
Posted 12th February 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR & HERE'S TO 2017!
We hope everyone has enjoyed a jolly festive season and here's to 2017 being the best year yet! More I've gigs, a potential residency in London and a new singe release are a in the offing over the next coupe of months so please keep 'em peeled.
Posted 2nd January 2017
IN THE STUDIO AND IN EUROPE!
Following the fantastic reaction to the band's two November gigs in Leeds, Hands of Industry will be spending December combining intensive songwriting work in the studio with a couple of private performances in Europe. Sorry we can't say any more at this stage, except to say very exciting times are ahead!!!
Posted 6th December 2016
'JOINED' AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
The single 'Joined is due for release on Friday 14th October but can be pre-ordered now from iTunes. Visit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joined-single/id1153335030
Posted 12th October 2016
BIRMINGHAM GIG CANCELLED
We are sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Hands of Industry's gig supporting Sex Gang Children at the Rainbow Venues in Birmingham on 11th October has been cancelled. A full refund is available for anyone who bought tickets. Sorry once again.
Posted 8th October 2016
H.O.I. @ GOTH CITY FESTIVAL IN LEEDS
We are delighted to announce that the band will be playing at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on the closing night of the Goth City Festival – The Main Event on Saturday 26th November. Celebrating the best in gothic, alternative and post-punk music in Leeds and Yorkshire, the festival will be donating all proceeds to the local charity PAFRAS (Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers). For further information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/983669615044767/.
Posted 29th September 2016
SALFORD CITY RADIO INTERVIEW
Hands of Industry are going to be recording an interview for The Monty Show on 94.4FM Salford City Radio. It will be broadcast on Tuesday 4th October, 9-10 pm and you’ll be able to hear a few of our favourite tunes as well as the premiere of our new single ‘Joined’. For those of you out of range, you can listen live at http://www.salfordcityradio.org There’ll also be a podcast available and we’ll post you the details when we have them.
Posted 26th September 2016
ELECTROWERKZ THIS SATURDAY
Just a reminder that the band are playing at the fabulous Electrowerkz in London this Saturday, supporting the mysterious post-punk band Arms of Cicero. Also on the bill are Healthy Junkies. The boys will be on stage at 7.45 pm. Make sure you are there and enjoy a great night at a great venue. Advance tickets for £5 are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/songsofpreysgigs £8 on the door.
Posted 25th September 2016
A big thank you to everyone who came to see the band's stunning showcase at The Alleycat in London on Monday night. Everyone there seemed to have a good time and some exceptionally interesting contacts were made!
Posted 20th September 2016
Negotiations are underway for Hands of Industry to play some live dates in Russia in the New Year. Watch out for further announcements!
Posted 11th September 2016
'JOINED' OUT ON 14 OCTOBER
Hands of Industry will be releasing a special version of fan favourite 'Joined' on Nub Records through The Orchard. It will be available for download from 14 October. Pre-order and download details will be announced shortly.
Posted 9th September 2016
SINGLE RELEASE IMMINENT
While our new material is being prepared for release later in the year, we are delighted to reveal that we have been working overtime on an updated version of an audience favourite to release as a single. Keep 'em peeled for an imminent announcement!
Posted 30th August 2016
NEW LONDON DATE IN OCTOBER
The band will be playing at a special London performance by Arms of Cicero on 1 October at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ. Also on the bill are Healthy Junkies. Advance tickets for £5 available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/songsofpreysgigs £8 on the door.
Posted 29th August 2016
SEPTEMBER SHOWCASE IN LONDON
We are pleased to announce that Hands of Industry are performing a special showcase evening on 19 September at The Alleycat Club in Central London. The club is situated in the basement of the legendary Regent Sound Studios at 4 Denmark Street, London WC2H 8LP
Posted 18th August 2016
HOPE AND ANCHOR GIG
Just a reminder that Hands of Industry are returning to the capital tonight to play at the legendary Hope and Anchor, Upper Street, London N1 and also features sets from Healthy Junkies, Unstoppable Achievers and Wormhead. The evening is in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Trust and tickets are £8.
Posted 23rd July 2016
BRADFORD GIG SATURDAY
Hands of Industry are supporting The Golden Age of Nothing at the Black Swan, 150 Thornton Road Bradford this Saturday 16 July. And it's Free Entry!
Posted 10th July 2016
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED
It has just been confirmed that Hands of Industry will be supporting Sex Gang Children for four dates – in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham – on their Jezebel Tour this autumn. See our LIVE page for further details.
Posted 7th July 2016
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