Boasting a polished sound, with no shortage of catchy hooks, it’s not surprising that The HandGrenades cite The British Invasion as a primary influence. Additionally, prominent two and three-part harmonies are reminiscent of early Motown and undoubtedly contribute to the band’s rockin’ retro feel.
“Whoever writes it, sings it.” If you’re digging a particular tune, be sure to check out who’s singing lead vocals, and you’ll instantly uncover the song’s mastermind.
Undergoing an evolution in both their physical makeup and sonic composition since forming in 2008.
With 2011’s debut EP Three Cheers For the Wonder Years, the group established their trademark Beatlesesque melodies and three-part vocal harmonies, served with some garage rock edge and a bit of Motown flavor thrown in for good measure. The paradigm continued in a more refined manner with 2012’s full-length The Morning After, singer-songwriters Nick Chevillet and Andrew Pawelski (also on guitar and bass, respectively) alternating and merging vocals, Tom Pawelski on second guitar and vocals, and Joby Kaslowski manning the drum kit. In 2014, Jesse Shepherd-Bates stepped in when TomTom moved on and Joel Sanders joined to add keys to the mix. The newly configured quintet’s guitar-driven structures surge with galvanizing immediacy while displaying some more some ethereal, experimental tones.
- Handgrenades on Audiotree Live - EP (2017) iTunes Amazon Bandcamp
- Tunnels (2016) Bandcamp iTunes
- The Morning After (2012) Bandcamp
- Three Cheers For The Wonder Years EP (2011) Bandcamp Amazon
- Easier (2012) Bandcamp
- Pathetic Sounds of Detroit (2013) Song - In Your Eyes Bandcamp