Shaky Hands

Exciting post-punk type group (ala the Mint Chicks) that formed out of the indie-rock leaning Nova Echo with former guitarist Nick Johnson taking over the reigns as vocalist from the departing Jason Schoushkoff.

An exciting frontman known for his dramatic stunts like climbing walls and leaping from stages, Johnson leads a tight punky, but indie-influenced troop with a Smiths swagger (the group cover This Charming Man at pace) with the lineup of Phil (Bass), Michael (Guitar) And Brent (Drums). The group eventually changed their name to Cut Off Your Hands to avoid legal issues with an American group, and found even more success.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Cut Off Your Hands [2006 Self-Released]


The Shaky Hands [15/12/05]

w/ pig out, the tiger tones @ the jetset lounge [15/12/06]
well the tiger tones were a bit rusty, but won over a pretty good opening crowd anyway; after virtually no one at the jetset at the late starting time of 10pm; by the time they were 2 songs in it was mostly full! mark had a busy night in store, playing down the road at the shocking pinks show too…
next up was the shaky hands, now sporting a cover-free set and a really sonic set that got my ear drums rattling. nice to see they’re mixing it up with slower songs later in the show, the boys are an exhausting, exhilarating experience, and a whole heap of fun.
pig out were showing off their new bassist will; who seems to have the metallic disco bass thing down pretty well. i had fun on the cowbell before giving in to the night. good stuff.
see more photos from this show at flickr

The Shaky Hands [17/12/05]

w/ pig out, not so experimental all-ages @ the jetset lounge [17/12/06]
see more photos from this show at flickr

Nova Echo

Auckland based post-punk outfit. After the group dissolved in 2005, 4 of their original members reconvened with guitarist Nick Johnstone now on vocals to become shaky hands, who eventually changed their name to Cut off Your Hands…

picks in bold

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