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. With an authentic and energetic stage performance to coincide – This is a band that you can’t help but pay attention to as they creatively blend sounds like Weezer, Foo Fighters, and Kings of Leon to form an eclectic set of original music.
Handsome Distraction have successfully self-recorded and self-released numerous EP’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!, Bučan Bučan, 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 sure to captivate the awe of their fans and industry representatives.
Devin Perfect sings with passion and power while blazing his two-step around the stage, Joey Arthur’s leads stay with you like a well placed catch phrase, while Chris Weaver dances his fingers over the bass’ fretboard, all being held up by Kyle White’s robust nerve pulsing rhythms.
After teaming up with management company, Higher Ground Productions at the start of 2012, Handsome Distraction has kick-started a very busy new year. Releasing their newest EP “Fight or Flight” in May, and a Cross-Canadian tour for August.
With tight arrangements, unique 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!
Where: Fernando’s Pub, Kelowna
With: Yes Bear and City of Sparks
When: Wednesday, August 1st – doors open at 8:30 PM
How Much: $8
Where: VooDoos, Penticton
With: Yes Bear and White Dress Star
When: Thursday, August 2nd – doors open at 5:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM
How Much: $7
Where: The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops
With: City of Sparks and The Counter Culprits
When: Friday, August 3rd – doors open at 7:00 PM
How Much: $7