The project was born in March 2015 as a rock duo that consisted of Giulio Vannuzzi (guitar & main voice) and Lorenzo Burgio (drums, keys and backing vocals). Jam by jam they managed to record their first self-entitled ep, with the support of the producer Samuele Cangi.
Tommaso Giuliani (drums and electronic pads) joined the band later this year to bring this project on tour.
Since 15th December 2017, Handshake EP is available everywhere. After their first appearances in the florentine underground, Handshake were chosen between 700 italian bands for Controradio’s Rock Contest. They succesfully partecipated getting the third place. Later on they won the national contest ‘’Il Rock è Tratto’’ getting the opportunity to open The Zen Circus’s gig.
In May 2017 has been released the video of the first single Mark, made by Gastón Viñas, already author of two very successful Radiohead’s videos. Handshake’s music is based on coexistence of psychedelia merging into space rock and grunge, energic and powerful riffs combined with dreamy melodies.
In 2018 Handshake released “Crawling”, a new single accompanied by a surrealistic video, before entering the studio to produce and record the follow up to “Handshake EP”. The new album “An Ice Cream Man on the Moon” will be released in 2020.