“11 tracks worth of songs about love, irony, coverup, scandal, folklore and tradition all with a Canadian twist.”
“Short, to-the-point, poppy skate punk which “has been refined to the purest form of the genre.”- Exclaim!
“Undeniably excellent”- Powered By Rock
For Fans Of: Face To Face, Bad Religion, NOFX, Rise Against, and Millencolin
Ontario Canada skatepunk band Handheld is debuting a new video for “Flip The Scrip” off their recent album “A Canadian Tragedy”– their first LP in 14 years.
Of the video the band says, “It may be getting a little cooler outside these days up here in Canada, so we thought it would be a good idea to bring back some summer vibes, kickflips, pole jumps, craft beer and punk rock. This video for “Flip The Scrip” is a glimpse of all the fun we’ve had during our shows this summer.”
Handheld formed in 1998 in Ontario, Canada. Fast punk rock, CHECK. Sing along melodies, CHECK. Single kick pedal, CHECK. For fans of Face To Face, Bad Religion, NOFX, and Millencolin. Handheld released 6 Albums/EPs from 1998-2008 and then took a 10 year hiatus. A few members went on to form Curbside. Handheld reformed with the same line-up +1 in 2018 with the goal of playing a few reunion shows. Cue the Pandemic and the inability to play live shows, so the band wrote and recorded a new album, which brings us to ‘A Canadian Tragedy’ , which is out now.
Of the new LP, the band says, “Yes, Sorry we know we are friendly folk full of maple syrup and cheese curds. But Canada is not without its fair share of issues. A Canadian Tragedy is full of songs about love, irony, coverup, scandal, folklore and tradition all with a Canadian twist. 11 Fast melodic punk songs written with sing-along melodies and lyrics that make you go hmmm.”