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Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1991 (1991)–1997 (1997)
Labels I.R.S.
Past members Noah Mintz
Brendan Canning
Jason Ray
Mark Bartkiw
Roland Rainer
Zak Hanna

hHead were a Canadian alternative rock band in formed in 1991 in Toronto.[1] The band consisted of Noah Mintz, Brendan Canning and a succession of drummers. They were originally known as Head, but added the second h after discovering that another band was already recording as Head.

The band's first album, Fireman, was released independently in 1992. It became popular on Canadian campus radio, and the band landed a contract with IRS Records in 1994, releasing their second album, Jerk, that year. However, IRS Records was at this point in financial trouble, and the band was not well-promoted. The band then moved to the Canadian independent label Handsome Boy Records for their final album, Ozzy.

The band broke up in 1997.

Mintz is now a mastering engineer for artists such as Hayden and The Dears, and has recorded solo material as Noah's Arkweld. Canning joined By Divine Right for that band's third album Bless This Mess, and then formed the bands Broken Social Scene with Kevin Drew and Cookie Duster with Bernard Maiezza.[2] Broken Social Scene's album Bee Hives includes a song titled "hHallmark", alluding to the unique typography of hHead's name.


  • Noah Mintz - Guitar/Vocals (1991–1997)
  • Brendan Canning - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals (1991–1997)
  • Jason Ray - Drums (1996–1997)
    • Mark Bartkiw - Drums (1992–1995)
    • Roland Rainer - Drums (1991–1992)
    • Zak Hanna - Additional Guitar (on Fireman) (1991–1992)