HANDSOME releases new single + video ‘No Cowards’

by the partae
Remote Control Records and Dot Dash Recordings are excited to share brand new single and video from HANDSOME, titled ‘No Cowards’. Today she also announces her debut EP No Hat No Play will be released on Friday 21 September. Catch HANDSOME celebrate the release with a tour over September and October, including debut BIGSOUND showcases. Full tour details can be found below.

It has been a whirlwind year of growth for HANDSOME, introducing herself in late 2017 with her debut single ‘Late Night Ball Game feat. Joyride’, it was quickly received as an indie queer anthem that struck a chord with many.

HANDSOME followed up in early 2018 with her second single ‘Save Some Love’. Described by LNWYas “Stunningly vulnerable” and Pilerats as “Elegant, uplifting and jaw dropping”, the song was premiered on triple j, and found itself championed by community radio across Australia, officially added to double j,and spun on KEXP (Seattle).

“The title is a rule that we all grew up with in Australia, that was a playful way of reminding children of the dangers of the sun, and the damage that can be caused if you don’t cover up your skin. Not that I defy this rule – but it carries a certain agenda with it that cannot be ignored, and that is that simply older generations know better.

I started HANDSOME to question this entirely, and No Hat No Play explores this in depth.”

She continues, “I feel like the world is having a moment of celebrating one’s self-expression, it is powerful at this time to be yourself and I guess this also comes at a time when I know myself better than ever. It took time for me to know who was, and now its here I want to do whatever I can to encourage and support others to be brave and proud of who they are through my music.”

HANDSOME welcome’s the growing visibility of queerness in music and art, saying “now more than ever the expression of sexuality in music is loud, proud and admired as a strength… its about time, isn’t it? I feel so privileged to write and produce music that celebrates a community I feel so grateful for.”

The new video for ‘No Cowards’, embodies all of this with its vibrant, joyful and defiant feels. The celebration of self-expression beams with every wry smile, every swift movement and every playful cut.

HANDSOME ‘No Cowards’
Stream / Purchase – https://handsome.lnk.to/nocowards

Saturday 1st September – Rainbow Mountain, Thredbo
Tuesday 4th September – BIGSOUND, Heya Bar, Brisbane

Wednesday 5th September – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane

Thursday 6th September – BIGSOUND, Woolly Mammoth, Mane Stage, Brisbane

Friday 12th October – Red Rattler, Sydney

Thursday 18th October – The Old Bar, Melbourne

Tickets at iamhandsomemusic.com/shows

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