Sydney-based artist HANDSOME is excited to share her debut EP No Hat No Play, out today. Catch HANDSOME celebrate the release at Sydney’s Red Rattler & Melbourne’s Old Bar this October – supported by the freshly announced Sam Bluer, Geryon, Flower Boy, Kid Heron & Stereogamous. More info below!
HANDSOME on No Hat No Play:
“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.”
Stream / purchase No Hat No Play: https://handsome.lnk.to/nohatnoplay
HANDSOME – NO HAT NO PLAY EP TOUR
Friday 12th October
Red Rattler, Sydney
supported by Sam Bluer, Flower Boy, Kid Heron & Stereogamous
Thursday 18th October
The Old Bar, Melbourne
supported by Sam Bluer & Geryon
Tickets at iamhandsomemusic.com/shows