Cut Off Your Hands
|Cut Off Your Hands|
Cut Off Your Hands performing at Falls Festival, 2007
|Also known as||Shaky Hands (until 2006)|
|Origin||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Genres||Indie rock, indie punk|
Speak N Spell
|Past members||Michael Ramirez
Elroy Finn
Cut Off Your Hands (COYH) is an indie pop band from New Zealand influenced largely by post punk and indie pop groups such as The Smiths, Gang of Four, Orange Juice, Talking Heads, as well as NZ post-punk of The Mint Chicks and This Night Creeps.
- Nick Johnston – lead vocals
- Philip Hadfield – bass, backing vocals
- Brent Harris – drums, backing vocals
- Jonathan Lee – guitar, backing vocals
- Michael Ramirez – guitar, backing vocals (2006–2009)
The band formed in Auckland in 2006, originally comprising lead vocalist Nick Johnson, guitarist Michael Ramirez, bassist Phil Hadfield and drummer Brent Harris. They were originally called Shaky Hands but were forced to change due to the Portland band of the same name (and lost a pre-booked gig on a children's show in the process).
The band released a number of EPs and in 2008 released their debut album You & I which reached number 21 on the New Zealand music charts.
In 2009, Michael Ramirez left the band, which lead Jonathan Lee to take his place.
- You & I (2008) #21 NZ
- Hollow (2011)
- Shaky Hands (August 2006, October 2007 in North America)
- Blue on Blue (July 2007)
- Happy as Can Be (October 2008)
- Happy as Can Be#Digital Download - Live at Lime performance|Live at Lime presents Cut Off Your Hands (November 2008; digital download)
- "Still Fond/Closed Eyes" (8 October 2007; 7", digital download)
- "Closed Eyes (Remix)" (12 November 2007; 12", digital download)
- "Oh Girl/Turn Cold" (January 2008; 7")
- "Expectations/The Witch (Sonics cover)" (18 August 2008; 7")
- "Happy as Can Be" (2008)
- "Turn Cold" (23 January 2009)
- "You Should Do Better" (2011)
- "Fooling No One" (2011)
- "Hollowed Out" (2011)