The HandGrenades

The HandGrenades

 Allen Park, Michigan, USA

Indie rock influenced by Motown and the british invasion, featuring three part harmonies and shimmering guitars.


“Whoever writes it, sings it.” Listen to The HandGrenades, and you’ll quickly understand. With three contributing songwriters out of a four-man roster, The HandGrenades are a talented bunch. Brothers Andrew & Tom Pawelski, along with Nick Chevillet, take turns sharing lead and backing vocalist duties (along with lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass), while Joby Kaslowski provides a consistent backbeat on the drums. 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.

With at least 5 years of songwriting under their belts, Detroit natives Andrew Pawelski and Nick Chevillet began to look for others to join in making music. In 2007, the elder Pawelski brother, Tom, joined the duo and shortly after, they snatched up the talents of drummer, Joby Kaslowski. This foursome quickly became known to local audiences as The HandGrenades.

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. The HandGrenades’ high-energy live shows are a definite must-see—as a staple of their engaging performance, they distribute instruments to the audience and invite them to play along.

The HandGrenades were signed to Sound Artifacts Music in August 2009. They released their debut, self-titled, full-length record in late 2009, and it is currently available in the US and EU via digital distributors. The HGs spent most of 2010 writing, recording, and mixing their Three Cheers for the Wonder Years EP (their first release with Sound Artifacts Records)...AVAILABLE NOW! Pick up an EP locally, in hard copy, or online in the US and EU via digital distributors.


The HandGrenades (self -titled) 2009
Three Cheers for the Wonder Years EP (2011)

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Set List

A Little Something
Every Single Night
What Makes You Feel Good
Don't Need Em'
Oh Babe
Love Ain't Easy, Love Ain't Free
Get You In My Life
Waitin' On You
Need Someone
See You Round
When I Wake Up
So Down
Over You