Animal hands are an indie rock band formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Danielle Whalebone. Her bands music has been described as “Authentic underground punk/wave” by Lords of Metal (NED). Having already received international acclaim with highly praising reviews and earning airplay from Australia to USA, UK, Germany, around Europe and being nominated for two Cherry Awards in 2015 and 2016 the band has made allot of progress in a short time. Music Beacon (UK) said that “considering Danielle only formed the band in 2011 she has covered allot of ground very quickly”. The band have supported both “The Troggs" and “Dallas Frasca" on their 2016 world tours at their shows in Melbourne and have just finished the final touch’s on their debut album “Tonic Clonic”.
Described by The Dwarf (AU) as “a woman with all the strength and grace of Adalita Srsen of Magic Dirt”. Writing songs, creating film clips and managing her band, Danielle has proven that she continues to be a productive member of Melbourne’s music community. Her bands upcoming album features lead guitar recorded by Kleber Croccia who's previous band “Volver” (BRA) received the Rolling Stone Magazine award for 12th Best Song and 24th Best Album of the year in 2012. Bass guitar recorded by Jamie O’Shea and Drums recorded by Nigel Judd.
Since the release of the the bands E.P and previous singles Danielle has continued to work with prestigious Australian producer Lindsay Gravina also going it alone recording with the band in studio B at Birdland Studios. The bands upcoming debut album will be one of the final albums to be released from a space that produced recordings by artists such as Rowland. S Howard, Mick Harvey and Adalita Srsen.
Tone Deaf (AU) reviewed Animal hands E.P as "garage, grunge sounds that work in juxtaposition to front woman Danielle Whalebone’s crooning vocals, a great combination”. The upcoming album possesses all of the same qualities whilst demonstrating Danielle’s development as a songwriter. “Tonic Clonic” is a strong album that proves to be a great debut for a promising group of artists.