This Right Hand Left Hand article was written by Simon Carline, a GIGsoup contributor
Who? A duo of multi-instrumentalists. Long-time friends Andrew Plain and Rhodri Viney both play Guitar and Drums, aided only by a looping station.
Where are they from? The duo originated from Cardiff, Wales where they record and rehearse but one of them has since relocated to the South Wales Valleys.
Songs to get you started: ‘Bugatti’ (2011), ‘Stanislav Petrov’ (2011), ‘Seat 18c’ (2016), ‘Tarts and Darts’ (2016), ‘Broken Hill’ (2016)
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What are they doing now? The guys are preparing to release their self-titled second album on February 16th via Jealous Lovers Club and are set to play a trio of dates around the release. Those dates include a Record Release show at Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach on February 20th which is sandwiched in-between appearances in London and Nottingham.
Bonus Points Facts:
- The pair were first discussing playing as a duo whilst on tour with their old band, Vito. During the discussion over a post-gig pint, a song by Trans AM called ‘Slow Response’ came on and grabbed their attention. The band would eventually end playing a cover of that same song during their first gig as Right Hand Left Hand.
- They booked their first gig almost immediately after coming up with their band name despite having no songs written yet. In fact, they left that writing process until 10 days prior to the show making very speedy work of penning the 6 songs performed that night.
- The band has provided tour support for a number of well-known bands including Super Furry Animals, Los Campesinos! and Funeral for A Friend.
- The band name is taken from a movie called ‘Night of the Hunter’ in which a character played by Robert Mitchum describes the conflicting emotions of love and hate, otherwise known as the right hand/left hand story. The words are tattooed on his knuckles with the right hand displaying love and his left hand showing hate.