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The Handcuffs

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Led by acclaimed drummer Brad Elvis and vocalist Chloe F. Orwell, Chicago’s The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. Bold, sexy songs deliver memorable melodies & unexpected twists. Inhabiting some of the same musical frontiers that have delivered the Ting Tings & Duffy to the top of the charts, The Handcuffs layer sultry pop vocals over a rock/pop-hop backing track. Their songs have seen feature placement in “Gossip Girl,” “The Hills,” “The City,” "Roadtrip Nation," "Free Radio," "Jersey Shore" and dozens of other television shows and films on networks such as MTV, VH1, the CW, Showtime, A&E, E!, PBS and more. They also provided the soundtrack for the Sundance and SXSW award-winning documentary “The Education of Shelby Knox,” which aired on the prestigious P.O.V. series on PBS. Songs from their first two CDs, “Model for a Revolution” and “Electroluv” have received airplay on college, community, satellite and commercial radio stations worldwide, including KROQ (Los Angeles), Q101 (Chicago), M3 Radio (New York City), WXPN (Philadelphia), KOPN (Columbia, MO) and InterFM 76.1 (Tokyo).


Top Songs

Total plays on over the last 6 months
  1. Baby Boombox  -  6,289 plays
  2. I Just Wanna' Be Free, Man  -  5,096 plays
  3. All Shine On  -  1,756 plays
  4. Car Crash  -  640 plays
  5. Sex and Violins  -  489 plays
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