The Handsome Scoundrels // FEST Feature Friday

Written by: Kayla Lee

For our second installment of Fest Features (only 10 more Fridays to go in case you were counting) we are happy to introduce you to The Handsome Scoundrels. This three piece pop punk group formed in Alabama back in 2010. They released a new EP this morning though OutLoud! Records, titled Thick Cuts which you can listen to right here

WIth a total DIY punk vibe, their influences easily shine through, including The Ramones, The Smiths, and Descendents. All of their current releases are comprised of short and to-the-point tracks that are reminiscent of cramped basement shows and carefree summer nights. 

The Handsome Scoundrels have also released a six track self titled EP, The Handsome Scoundrels, and a full length, Street Legal. You can watch the video for the track 'Pizza Face" off of their split with Florida based band, Rushmore, right here

This year, the Handsome Scoundrels will be closing out Durty Nelly's on Sunday, October 29 at FEST-- what a perfect way to wrap up your FEST experience! You can check out the entire FEST schedule as of now right here to see what other artists you want to add to your list if you're lucky enough to be making the trek to Florida this fall! 

Something interesting that The Handsome Scoundrels offer that most bands don't is a Podcast. Every Monday, they have a new episode up for you to listen to, so you can pop in your headphones and pretend that it's still the weekend while you're at your 9 to 5. 

Photo credit: Harris Porter

We asked Michael, the bassist / vocalist for The Handsome Scoundrels, our FEST questions-- check out his answers below! 

Q: What do you believe sets FEST apart from other music festivals?

A: Probably the main thing that sets FEST apart from other festivals is the community aspect. Even though there's going to be thousands of people, you're going to feel welcome wherever you are.

Q: Some people are nervous about going to FEST alone! What advice do you have?

A: It is so easy to meet cool people at FEST! There is about a 99.9% chance that anyone you talk to is going to be super nice and want you to hangout with them. There are literally thousands of people in a small area that are into the same stuff as you.

Q: What are you the most excited about for this years FEST?

A: I never ever ever thought I would be able to see Atom and His Package. I'm pretty stoked about that. I'm also into wrestling so I'm stoked to see that again this year, and the million other bands I'm going to see. I'm also excited to see all my friends! Friends are the best. Dogs are pretty good too.

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