Continuing with the theme of curated spaces - like the already announced Room of Doom and Freak-Funk Fale - The Others Way are pleased to present ‘Cut Off Haus’ - which is a specially selected group of bands and DJs chosen by Cut Off Your Hands to perform alongside them.
The 'Cut Off Haus' grand finale - and likely a highlight of the festival - will see Cut Off Your Hands rewinding the clock back to 2008 and playing a selection of tracks from the brilliant album ‘You and I' along with some other favourites. If the shows of old are anything to go by; this will be a performance not to miss.
The other acts selected to play ‘Cut Off Haus’ are Yumi Zouma, Fazerdaze, Mermaidens and Nadia Reid. Downstairs in the Galatos basement things will be bumping, sweating and swooning with Ghost Wave, Scuba Diva, Miloux and Purple Pilgrims. DJ's will be Young:Pretender, and Dick $miff.
It was while ago in the UK that Cut Of Your Hands found themselves working with ex Suede guitarist and producer de jour, Bernard Butler, for the first time. Their second EP, titled Blue on Blue (released in 2007) included lead tracks, Still Fond and Oh Girl, settling quickly into the top of the radio charts things were continuing to roll for the band abroad.
The release of their debut English 7” - the double a-side Still Fond/Closed Eyes - on indie vinyl-ists Fandango, was followed almost overnight by the inking of a deal with 679 recordings (home to The Streets, Mystery Jets and Death From Above 1979). The single ‘Oh Girl’ hit #1 on the UK’s influential NME chart, and the single sold out in less than 24 hours.
Throughout this steady rise, the group’s dedication to the live arena never waned. Incessantly on the road, Cut Off Your Hands forged solid friendships through tours with the likes of Foals, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Friendly Fires and the legendary Edwyn Collins. They also paid attention to the festival circuit, playing 8 shows in three days at New York’s CMJ festival and Iceland’s epic Airwaves festival in late 2007 before returning to Australia for NYE 2008, playing Falls Festival before joining the full Australasian tour of Big Day Out - alongside Bjork, Arcade Fire, Dizzee Rascal and LCD Soundsystem.
It was back in London, where the band finished the recording of their debut LP in 2008 - working once again with Butler. After touring ‘You and I’ extensively throughout Europe, UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, the band moved back home to record sophomore album ‘Hollow’.
Last year The Others Way sold out a week before the festival and this year tickets are moving even faster - so don’t wait. Tickets are available now from www.flyingout.co.nz, www.undertheradar.co.nz and the Flying Out Shop (80 Pitt St, Newton).
Stay tuned for more information and announcements as September is just a stone’s throw away.