Australian band RedHook has unleashed its long-anticipated debut album “Postcard from a Living Hell” and has shared a music video for the record’s opening track, “Postcard Xo.”
“‘Postcard Xo’ is a pretty dark song, both musically and thematically,” vocalist Emmy Mack said. “It’s about finding yourself back in the familiar landscape of rock bottom after a string of preventable fuck-ups, wrestling with feelings of guilt, shame and worthlessness, and wishing the worst for yourself–because that’s exactly what you feel like you deserve.”
The album, which can be streamed or purchased here, was produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) in collaboration with band member Craig Wilkinson and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore).
“Postcard from a Living Hell” track listing:
- Off with Your Head
- The Critic
- Imposter (Feat. Yours Truly)
- Soju (Feat. Sly Withers)
- Psyche vs Psyche
- Low Budget Horror
RedHook is an independent alt-rock foursome from Sydney, Australia, that’s quickly accumulated a global fanbase and tens of millions of stream.
Featuring the core creative duo of Emmy Mack and Craig Wilkinson, two strangers from regional New South Wales whose paths collided after moving to Sydney in 2017, RedHook combines with young gun drummer Alex Powys and seasoned bassist Ned Jankovic to create heartfelt, attitude-filled rock music that defies classification.
The strength of its debut single “Minute on Fire” in 2018 attracted the interest of one of the lead promoters of the U.K.’s Download Festival, who invited RedHook to play. The band then was snapped up by The Hen House Artist Management (worldwide) and inked booking deals with New World Artists (AUS) and Wasserman (UK/EU), going on to conquer some of Australia’s biggest music festival stages (Download, Good Things, Stonefest, BIGSOUND).RedHook also completed its debut international tour (supporting Three Days Grace across the U.K. and Europe), launched its own gender diversity-inspired alternative festival in Sydney, UsFest, and undertook four complete Australian tours (selling out the Melbourne and Sydney legs of its debut headline tour).
As RedHook’s global fan base grew steadily with each single release and live show, many big things followed. The band was named triple j Unearthed feature artist and Kerrang! Radio feature artist, and was invited to host the ABC’s iconic “rage” program. They’ve consistently featured as one of the top 50 most-played artists on triple j Unearthed every year since 2019.
2021 saw RedHook release its long-awaited debut EP, “Bad Decisions,” which has ticked over 13 million Spotify streams and had its two lead singles added to rotation on triple j. The record earned praise from Kerrang! (UK), Rock Sound (UK), Rolling Stone (AUS) and many more, even scooping a 2022 AIR Independent Music Awards nomination for best punk EP or album.
RedHook continued its steady rise across 2022 with its debut performances at Australia’s UNIFY Gathering, Groovin’ the Moo and boutique festival Rolling Sets, as well as playing one of the world’s most iconic rock festivals Rock AM Ring/Rock im Park in Germany alongside the likes of Green Day and Muse, accompanied by a second tour of Europe supporting The Faim.
RedHook’s headline “Bring Ya Mates” tour was also a huge success with multiple sold-out shows around Australia as it emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a 28-date, two-month-long regional Australian tour as main support for In Hearts Wake and a triumphant return the Good Things festival stage alongside Bring Me the Horizon and Deftones, where RedHook made history as the first band to grace the lineup twice.
In May 2022, RedHook returned with “Jabberwocky,” its most gut-wrenching single to date, which was added immediately to triple j high rotation and added to the cover of Spotify’s popular “All New Rock” Playlist. Follow-up singles “SAY” and “Soju” Ft. Sly Withers have both since been added to full rotation on triple j.
The band will support the release of “Postcard from a Living Hell” with a monster Australian tour joining The Smashing Pumpkins at the debut of its travelling The World Is a Vampire Festival throughout April, before embarking on its own 11-date Australian headline tour in May.