Fans of Canyons rejoice! Idle Hands, a brand new band for the North East rise from the embers of the dreamy ensemble that have been slowly disappearing since the band called it a day last year.
‘Swarm of Fear’ the debut single from the four-piece (cat not included), is a deeply personal introduction to the band. Idle Hands manage to wrap up the lofty and emotive subject matter with fresh flowery acoustic guitars and touches of melancholy strings, delivering a comfortingly soft serenade.
Speaking about the track with Obscure Sound, Idle Hands have explained their motivations:
‘Swarm of Fear’ is a deeply personal song that is informed and inspired by the conflict, pressures and emotions felt by Helen through her work as a caregiver and psychiatric nurse and the struggle of trying to stay creative and passionate whilst working in high-pressure environments. The song considers these elements from Jim’s perspective; as a partner concerned about the strain of an emotionally strenuous vocation on a loved one and the challenge of switching off and offering affection or thoughtfulness when you have already given so much to others.’
Watch Idle Hands at their upcoming date on 22nd April at The Cluny for Farm Aid with Headclouds and Paul Smith.