POWER ft HANDSOME: Women and Non-Binary Artists in Music

POWER: Women & Non-Binary Artists in Music

POWER is held over two nights at Chapel Off Chapel 24 and 25 of Jan as part of Midsumma Festival. Catch the unsung heroines and queer indie influencers of music. Midsumma recognises that women and queer musicians are underrepresented, and with POWER will highlight the powerful contribution queer female and non-binary musicians make to the Australian music industry.


POWER night #2 >>

HANDSOME is an artist making tomboy pop and brooding electronica, representative of the bold new sound of Australian queer music - playing one night only at POWER, which runs over two nights, and recognises the powerful contribution queer female and non-binary musicians make to music.

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. The song extended a feeling of hope when people needed it most, and it 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, in 2018. 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 fly out of the gates with ‘Delete You’, a sad dance banger for the ex-lovers out there.

To view the line up for POWER night #1 visit POWER ft imbi the girl event listing.


HANDSOME is supported by Melbourne pop artist Essie Holt, channeling the likes of Lykke Li, Bat for Lashes and Cat Power the Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist brings a different depth to pop, sure to make you dance and maybe cry.

"“Elegant, uplifting & jaw dropping.”"
— Pilerats

The City of Stonnington proudly supports POWER: Women and Non-Binary Artists in Music.



by Anna Hay

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

When Sat 25 Jan 8pm
Duration 2hrs


Full $27.00
Concession $24.00
3 ticket deal 10% off all 3 eligible shows
Early Bird 15% off if purchased prior to 10 Dec


Chapel Off Chapel - Chapel

12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

Get directions


Sandringham line to Prahran


72 to stop 31 | tram 78 to stop 47

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