Ontario, Canada’s HANDHELD Releasing ‘Live at 25’ Full-Length Album May 10


Ontario, Canada’s HANDHELD Releasing ‘Live at 25’ Full-Length Album On May 10

Now Available for Pre-Order

Third Single “A DAY IN MY SHOES” Out Now

Stream Single/Pre-Order Vinyl/CD Here

“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: Fast Punk with Lots of Melody, Face To Face, Bad Religion, NOFX, Rise Against, and Millencolin

In a landmark celebration of their 25th anniversary, Ontario Canada’s Handheld, the dynamic fast melodic punk band that might have escaped your radar, will release ‘Live at 25,’ an extraordinary live album. Captured in a jammed packed small sold-out club, this record is a journey through their discography, brimming with energy.

Celebrating a quarter-century, Handheld’s performance showcases their passion and evolution, delivering an unforgettable experience for fans and new listeners alike.

‘Live at 25’ out May 10th, via Thousand Islands Records and Pink Lemonade Records.

Stream the album’s third single “A Day My Shoes” and pre-order the album on vinyl/CD here:

Speaking on the single, lead vocalist Andy Dietrich says, “I wrote this song when we were kids. Sometime around 1998. I think it’s about a kid that was a shithead to me in grade school and then when we went to high school he wasn’t popular anymore. Conversely, this song sounded terrible on our first release, but with a little extra time and wisdom, it actually sounds a little better… but still sounds like it was written by a 16 year old. I don’t know???…. Get off my lawn!”

A Day in My Shoes (Live)

On the upcoming live album: “Sure, it’s been an incredible 25 years of Handheld, playing fast, melodic punk rock (some even call it skatepunk). Surprisingly, half of the band members don’t seem to have aged a day since they first formed in 1998. As for the other half? Well, let’s just say they’re living the good life.

“From 1998 to 2008, Handheld tore up stages all across North America. Then, they took a 14-year hiatus, only to return with their most powerful album to date, “A Canadian Tragedy.” The boys are back to their old tricks again, this time recording a high-production, top-notch full-length live record during a sold-out, intimate club show for all of us to enjoy. Now that they’re back, there’s no stopping them at this point; they might as well play until they’re dead. Expect more new records and more shows on the horizon. Keep it fast, play power chords with your pinky, and unleash forbidden beats with a single kick pedal. Love, HH”


  1. Once Again
  2. A Day In My Shoes
  3. Get A Grip
  4. Ode To Europe
  5. TV Nice Guy
  6. One Hour Photos
  7. Corrugated Ideas
  8. No Footsteps To Follow
  9. Countless Hours
  10. Disassociate
  11. On The Fly
  12. Coming Home
  13. Leaving Candyland
  14. Lightbulbs

Recorded by Pat Dietrich on October 8th, 2023 @ The Revive in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Mixed and Mastered by Matt Gauthier @ This Place Needs a Name Studios, Hamilton, Ontario
Artwork by Seb @ Sterio Design

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