21 May 2022

Redhook release new single Jabberwocky

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REDHOOK

CONFRONT SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAUMA ON POWERFUL NEW SINGLE ‘JABBERWOCKY’

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Fresh from making their critically acclaimed live debuts at Australian festivals UNIFY Gathering and Groovin’ The Moo and polishing off their biggest ever national headlining tour, Eora/Sydney alt-rock force RedHook have returned with their most gut-wrenching single to date, ‘Jabberwocky’, produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore).

Listen to Jabberwocky by clicking the image below.

‘Jabberwocky’ is an intensely personal song that addresses vocalist Emmy Mack’s experience of being sexually assaulted while on RedHook’s first ever overseas tour.

Using the metaphor of the Jabberwocky (a fictional monster from the Alice In Wonderland mythos which in the Irwin Allen film adaptation Alice is ultimately able to vanquish by convincing herself it doesn’t exist) the song centres on Emmy’s coping process of denying her own trauma and the monster who inflicted it in order to effectively “go on with the show”.

Menacing guitars and frenetic synths charge beneath Mack’s powerful vocals, building into a psychotic dubstep-inspired breakdown before the vulnerable chorus lyrics take centre stage.

Emmy explains the inspiration behind the track:

“As difficult as this song was to write, I felt like it was something I had to do.

One of the main ways I cope when horrible things happen in life is by listening to music. But when this happened to me, for the very first time, I couldn’t find a song that resonated with what I was going through. Isn’t it strange that we’ve heard so many stories about high-profile male predators in the heavy music space over the past few years, and yet there are so few songs in the genre that deal with sexual assault itself from a female perspective? I really wanted to help change that.”

RedHook will support the release of ‘Jabberwocky’ with their second ever tour of Europe in June, including their debut appearance at one of the world’s most iconic rock festivals Rock AM Ring/Rock im Park alongside the likes of Green Day, Muse, Weezer, Turnstile, Gang Of Youths & Spiritbox, as well as multiple dates supporting The Faim throughout the UK, followed by a 28-date, three-month-long regional tour of Australia as main support for In Hearts Wake, and an appearance at Sydney All Ages festival Shoreshocked alongside Beddy Rays and The Rions.

This continues on from a freshly completed national ‘Bring Ya Mates’ tour with The Dead Love and appearances at UNIFY Gathering, Groovin’ The Moo and Halloween Hysteria. The band have previously sold-out national tours and performed at festivals Download (UK), Download (AUS), Good Things, BIGSOUND and Stonefest.

2021 saw RedHook release their long-awaited debut EP ‘Bad Decisions’ which has ticked over 7 million Spotify streams and earned praise from Kerrang! (UK), Rock Sound (UK), Rolling Stone (AUS), Hysteria Magazine and has been nominated for AIR’s Independent Music Awards 2022, with multiple video clips being added to rotation on ABC’s Rage. Lead single ‘Bad Decisions’ has also clocked 5 million Spotify streams and has just been announced as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and featured on Spotify’s ‘The Best Of The Rock List 2021’ alongside huge songs by Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD & more. Previous singles have been added to rotation on triple j, along with further radio support from SiriusXM (USA), Kerrang! Radio (UK), triple j Unearthed, The Faction, 4ZZZ and Aussie Music Weekly.

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FESTIVAL DATES

FRI 3 JUN | ROCK IM PARK, NURENBURG, DEU
SUN 5 JUN | ROCK AM RING, NURBURGRING, DEU
SAT 6 AUG | SHORESHOCKED FESTIVAL, SYDNEY NSW

SUPPORTING THE FAIM

TUE 7 JUN | LE TRABENDO, PARIS FRA
FRI 10 JUN | SIN CITY, SWANSEA UK
SUN 12 JUN | STEREO, GLASGOW UK
TUE 14 JUN | REDS BAR, NEWCASTLE UK
WED 15 JUN | OMEARA, LONDON UK
THU 16 JUN | ENGINE ROOMS, SOUTHAMPTON UK

SUPPORTING IN HEARTS WAKE

THU 18 AUG | PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, PINJARUP/BUNBURY WA
FRI 19 AUG | MAGNET HOUSE, BOORLOO/PERTH WA
SAT 20 AUG | FREO.SOCIAL, BOORLOO/FREMANTLE WA
SUN 21 AUG | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL, BOORLOO/SCARBOROUGH WA
SAT 27 AUG | THE LANDMARK, GARRAMILLA/DARWIN NT
WED 31 AUG | HARVEY ROAD TAVERN, GURENG/GLADSTONE QLD
THU 1 SEP | SEABREEZE HOTEL, YUWI/MACKAY QLD
FRI 2 SEP | OTHERWISE, BINDAL/WULGURUKABA/TOWNSVILLE QLD
SAT 3 SEP | GILLIGAN’S, GIMUY/CAIRNS QLD
THU 8 SEP | COOLANGATTA HOTEL, YUGAMBEH/COOLANGATTA QLD
FRI 9 SEP | ELEVEN DIVE BAR, GUBBI GUBBI/MAROOCHYDORE QLD
SAT 10 SEP | BLANK SPACE, BARUNGGAM/TOOWOOMBA QLD
THU 22 SEP | DRIFTERS WHARF, KURING-GAI/CENTRAL COAST NSW
FRI 23 SEP | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 24 SEP | MANNING BAR, WARRANG/SYDNEY NSW (EARLY SHOW)
SAT 24 SEP | MANNING BAR, WARRANG/SYDNEY NSW (LATE SHOW)
THU 29 SEP | UNI BAR, THARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW
FRI 30 SEP | UC HUB, NGUNNAWAL/CANBERRA ACT
SAT 1 OCT | BEER DELUXE, WIRADJURI/ALBURY NSW
WED 5 OCT | VOLTA, WATHAURONG/BALLARAT VIC
THU 6 OCT | SOOKI LOUNGE, WURUNDJERI/BELGRAVE VIC
FRI 7 OCT | THE WOOL EXCHANGE, DJILANG/GEELONG VIC
SAT 8 OCT | PIER BANDROOM, BOONWURRUNG/FRANKSTON VIC
FRI 14 OCT | ALTAR, NIPALUNA/HOBART TAS
SAT 15 OCT | LION ARTS FACTORY, TARNDANYA/ADELAIDE SA
SUN 16 OCT | NORTHERN SOUND SYSTEM, KAURNA/ELIZABETH SA (LICENSED ALL AGES)
FRI 21 OCT | VINNIE’S DIVE, YUGAMBEH/GOLD COAST QLD
SAT 22 OCT | THE NORTHERN, CAVANBAH/BYRON BAY NSW

‘Jabberwocky’ is available worldwide now