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After years of playing music that wasn’t loud enough with 4 or 5 other musicians, Brandyn James Aikins and Daniel Brandon Allen decided to just do it themselves the way they wanted to.
Aikins and Allen have been making music together for nearly a decade. It started with their band Fox Jaws, formed in 2003, releasing two full lengths with Toronto indie label Nevado Records. In December 2009, Aikins (drums and vocals) and Allen (guitar and vocals) began writing songs as a duo to satisfy their need for volume and velocity, and Indian Handcrafts was born. Since then they’ve released an 8-song album recorded in their hometowns of Barrie and Alcona Beach, Ontario.
In March 2011, the band was selected to open for SUM 41 at a sold out show at the Opera House in Toronto. Later that month they shared the stage with Black Lungs, Cancer Bats and Billy Talent at the benefit concert F.U.MS — a charity event organized by Billy Talent drummer Aaron Solowoniuk to help raise money for youth battling MS.
The band continues to write and perform, and enjoys when crowd members head-bang.