Handsome Distraction, a four-piece rock band from Victoria (BC), has taken a steady approach toward breaking into the rock music scene since the formation of the band in 2009. Doing what so many bands attempt, Handsome Distraction have an original and refreshing sound with an authentic and energetic stage performance to coincide.
Handsome Distraction have successfully self-recorded and self-relea
sed numerous EP√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s over the years. Most notable, is their newest EP "Fight or Flight" recorded at The Noise Floor Recording Studio with producer/engineer Jordan Koop (You Say Party!, Bu?an Bu?an, The Mohawk Lodge). While unfolding the potential for the bands place in rock music, as well as their ever-growing online presence this release is capturing the awe of their fans and attention of industry representatives.
Devin Perfect sings with passion and power while blazing his two-step around the stage, Joey Mono's leads stay with you like a well placed catch phrase, while Chris Weaver dances his fingers over the bass√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ fretboard, all being held up by Kyle White√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s robust nerve pulsing rhythms. A talented quartet that successfully combines the eclectic influences of its members (such as Weezer, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and the Pixies).
2012 has been a very successful year with the release of their new EP √¢‚Ç¨≈ìFight or Flight√¢‚Ç¨¬ù which has received high acclaim and sales, and a solid Canadian tour in August that had fans, promoters and managers across the country requesting their return along with many packed local shows including an appearance on the main stage at The Vancouver Music Festival in December! 2013 sees the band embarking on a western Canadian/US tour slated for the early spring, a slot at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and a new full length album!
With tight arrangements, natural flare, and catching songs, this band has it all. Keep your eyes on these guys and your radios dialed in as Handsome Distraction makes their way to a city near you!