Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond.
Tropical Fuck Storm, Soft Power
Laura Sauvage, Monkeys in Space
Contrast, The Cure
Blush Response, Without You
Hello Seahorse!, Dónde Estabas (Azul)
Tapas (feat. Jeepz, G. Grand & Hyf), Havana Nights
Land of Talk, This Time
Brutal Poodle, Amateurs of the Universe
Family Video, Year Without at Summer
Camp Cope, The Opener
I first saw Candy in 2009 at a music festival in Mexico City (I also saw Chromeo for the first time, playing in front of a small crowd at 3 am – the festival got off to a late start – so it was a particularly memorable day out). They seemed to be the only punk band playing the reggaeton stage, so they would’ve stood out regardless, but they also exuded cool, and they ripped through an energetic set.
I bought their album the next day and have been following them ever since. Atlas, their crowd-funded third album (yep, I donated), has a lot going on. You can tell they’re pushing themselves musically, and their efforts pay off, big time. One of the best parts of being a music fan is watching a band grow into their sound, and with Atlas, Candy do just that. Go listen.