In the European winter of 2011, two Australians met in a typically smoky and tiny bar in Germany. They were Alex Badham of experimental pop band Aleks and the Ramps and lyrical folk songstress Lucy Roleff.
Fast forward to now, and they are Magic Hands, a dream-pop duo inspired by traditional music cultures, modern electronic music and 1970’s psychedelia. Their songs are woozy folk compositions informed by the aesthetic of modern pop music.
Having just launched their new video ‘Limosine’, the duo are now preparing to release their debut album Let Me Hold You While You Fail through boutique label Fingerwave Records on September 5.
The music video for ‘Limousine’, directed by Alex Badham, is a glamour meets gore ode to contemporary dance and the at times sinister competition of gymnastic sports. Filmed over two days during winter in a frigid basketball stadium, the clip is Magic Hands’ most ambitious to date, featuring professional dancers Hana Dawson and Jack Traylen.