The Good China Icecream Hands Dust Devil Music/ Stomp IT’S a little ironic that this album, Icecream Hands’ first in five years, comes just as another classy pop band with Melbourne roots, Crowded House, is reclaiming its poprock throne. The Hands didn’t get the big breaks, for whatever reasons, that might have led to them headlining today’s Live Earth festival, but for the past 14 years they have been writing and performing quality songs that drink from the same well as Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Matthew Sweet, to name a few. The Good China is awash with great hooks and a barely disguised passion for the Fabs and their ilk. It doesn’t hurt that three of the four members are accomplished songwriters. Charles Jenkins’s Say That You Want Me Some More combines overlaid harmonies with off- the- dial guitars and a thumping backbeat, while his closing My Mother was a Dancer echoes the Beach Boys in Brian Wilson’s more melancholy moments. Marcus Goodwin’s This is What I Want rides along on a harmonic wave from beginning to end, while Douglas Lee Robertson’s Everyone’s Waiting adds a mellower but just as addictive dope to the band’s irresistible chemistry.