HANDSOME is an artist crafting a mix of Tomboy pop and brooding electronica, based in Sydney, Australia. The bold and new sounds announce a celebration of self-expression and carefree creativity, but is still accompanied by obsessive perfection.
The name HANDSOME is a nod to her queer identity and is inspired by strong friendships, falling in love, kissing girls and defying people’s expectations of who they want you to be and celebrating who you want to be.
HANDSOME has seen previous success under the moniker Caitlin Park, garnering critical acclaim, winning the SOYA award in 2013, landing a nomination for the Australian Music Prize in 2014 and playing shows with the likes of The Japanese House, SOAK, Courtney Barnett and more.
Signing with Dot Dash / Remote Control in mid 2017, HANDSOME joins a unique family of artists such as Methyl Ethel, Banoffee, Donny Benet and Sui Zhen.
HANDSOME introduced herself in late 2017 with her debut single ‘Late Night Ball Game feat. Joyride’, an indie queer anthem that struck a chord with many. Landing at a heavy moment for the queer community in Australia (around the 2017 Gay Marriage Plebiscite), the song extended a feeling of hope when people needed it most. The song soared past 100,000 plays in its first fortnight on Spotify, which indicated the songs impact worldwide.
HANDSOME followed up in early 2018 with her second single ‘Save Some Love’. Described by LNWY as “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). HANDSOME later joined forces with Kitsuné (France/Japan) to re-release ‘Save Some Love’ to a new audiences and territories.
In the midst of selling out headline shows and merchandise on the road, HANDSOME released her debut EP NO HAT NO PLAY, on September 21st, 2018. Announcing the EP with the bright and vibey new single/ video ‘No Cowards’ (August 22nd), the EP landed with much anticipation. With incredible streaming support for a debut release, songs were featured on some of the biggest playlists worldwide, including New Music Friday’s in the US, AUS/NZ and in the UK.
A little time off writing saw the newest edition to the family fly out of the gates with ‘Delete You’, a sad dance banger for the ex-lovers out there. Premiering a powerful new video on UK’s The Line Of Best Fit, HANDSOME burst back on the scene, in June, 2019.
More music coming soon!