Mmmfuckingyes. After spending a good chunk of June playing sold-out shows across Oz for their 25th anniversary ‘Middle of Everywhere‘ world tour, Hanson will be back – in spirit and visual form, at least – hosting Rage this Saturday.
This is literally nostalgia wrapped up in a little bow and will probably make you feel older than Aaron Carter‘s mugshot. That being said, things have changed since the Goldilocks trio first entered our lives and bedroom walls. And I’m not just talking about facial hair, even though I’d like to take this opportunity to say the three have aged like bloody fine wine (amazing that both of those things are legal now, too).
We’re pretty much talking about everything. Forget everything you thought you knew about Hanson. Watch the below video (which, for the record, does not mention ‘Mmmbop’ once. Good one, Rage.) for yourself:
Taylor, Zac and Isaac promise to drop bangers from Blondie, Alanis Morisette, Foo Fighters, Depeche Mode, Björk and even …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
What? Hanson dropping tunes from an indie band? Mate, I’m sorry to inform you that Hanson are an Indie band.
After their ‘Mmmbop‘ success with Mercury Records, Hanson were shifted to Island Def Jam as a result of the merger between Universal and PolyGram before fucking that off and creating their own independent label, 3CG Records. They’ve continued to release four studio albums under it.
WHAT YOU LEARN, AYE.
I digress. If you’re keen on getting in on the action, press record from 10.30am and again from 11.47pm this Saturday.
I, for one, welcome this inclusion to my Saturday hangover.