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Bio: Originally formed in 2009, Handsome Distraction weathered many member changes before finally stabilizing in 2012. With the release of "Fight or Flight," the band embarked on its first tour across Canada in a 1960's hardshell camper towed by a minivan. After a month on the road making contacts and...See Full Bio
“Handsome Distraction claims to be influenced by modern American rock bands such as Weezer, Foo Fighers, and Kings of Leon. While all that's true (check out the huge, catchy choruses and riffs), their most appealing characteristic comes from their borrowing of swagger seen in early 21st century Scandinavian rock from bands like The Hives and Turbonegro and especially The (International) Noise Conspiracy, who's influence is especially prevalent on "No False Alarm" -- a catchy, urgent, and up-tempo jam. Handsome Distraction has been plenty busy, releasing three EPs over the same number of years. Their most recent, A Mighty Roar, was released in May 2013. The album follows 2012's Fight or Flight, which they supported with a tour across the country. Their plans for the near future include a Western Canadian tour in September and a U.S. tour throughout the winter and fans of rock and roll with some intense immediacy should take note.”