Australian post-hardcore band Hands Like Houses formed in 2008, made up of members from disbanded groups Eternal Debut and So Long Safety. The group comprised singer Trenton Woodley, keyboardist Jamal Sebet, drummer Matt Parkitney, guitarists Alexander Pearson and Matt Cooper, and bassist Joel Tyrrell. The band released a few singles in 2011 before the release of its 2012 debut full-length, Ground Dweller. The album charted on the Billboard Top 200 charts, as did its 2013 follow-up, Unimagine. In September 2014, they released the remix EP Reimagine. A couple months later, Sebet parted ways with the group. In April 2015, the band began work with producer James Paul Wisner (Underøath, Paramore) on its third LP. After some minor setbacks, Dissonants was released in February 2016.