Posts Tagged ‘Candy Says’

Candy Says - Not Kings Not Kings is the title song of the forthcoming debut album from Candy Says, Oxford’s lo-fi recording collective, Camilla closes the record.

The album is out on the 28th May and is a twelve song collection of off-kilter, experimental garage pop that defies categorisation (despite all our best efforts in this same sentence). It is quirky, sometimes jaunty, sometimes maudlin, often perplexing and undeniably affecting.

Listen to the opening and closing tracks below. Order the album from Bandcamp here.

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Candy Says Curate Compilation for Alzheimer's Research

This started out as a CD-R that Candy Says gave away for free on their Space Tour – they wanted to introduce people to the the music their friends make. Fifty copies were burned, and they were gone before they knew it.

So they asked all the bands if they could put the compilation online, and everyone thought it was a great idea (well almost – they dropped a couple of tracks and added one). It includes Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, She Keeps Bees, Bleech, Dark Furs and more – nine excellent tracks in all.

Like they say – “It’s a free download – help yourself! But if you want to donate a couple of quid for the album, all money (after Bandcamp and PayPal fees) will go to charity. Juju’s grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s and she has often been involved in raising money for the research that will help find preventions, causes, treatments and possibly a cure for dementia.

Please don’t go and grab this for nothing – do as they say and put a couple of pounds in the pot because it is the right thing to do and Alzheimer’s is a dreadful disease.

You can get it from their Bandcamp page here. All monies raised will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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The Gathering - A Playlist

This weekend sees the annual Gathering festival in Oxford – a brilliant event that takes in seven venues around the city and runs from the afternoon into the wee small hours.

This year the line up includes such MM luminaries as Local Natives, Drenge, Waxahatchee, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Pyyramids, Port Isla, Wolf Alice, To Kill A King, Cheatahs and a whole host more.

For a very reasonable £25 you get a wristband that gives you entry into all the events and venues and you just pick and choose whatever takes your fancy. Tickets are almost all gone, but you may be able to snap up one of the last few by clicking here.

If not, console yourself with this rather good playlist of tunes…