Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

The Drums, Day Wave, DIIV, The Goon Sax


band members

Calum Newton


Influences

Sonic Youth, The Cure, Beach Fossils


Unearthed artists we like

LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS, Cry Club, Moaning Lisa


Website

candy-band.bandcamp.com/

Bio

My mother texted me awhile back saying she was packed and ready to go if the fires found their way to her farm. I’ve never really known of collective anxiety and found myself, along with many others I know, really overwhelmed with the whole situation of Australia’s crumbling climate and lack of government intervention. ‘Clean’ stems from my scared and defeatist mindset. I think as individuals we need to take action and try our best, however it’s hard not to feel like whatever you do is in vain as we're slowly being strangled by the lack of empathy from these huge corporations purely focused on their pockets. With the recent events of this pandemic i find this song remains pertinent to the times and maybe you'll find some solace or enjoyment from it. who knows?

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

yer a wizard, Candy. Cal hitting us with a potent post-punk patronus on this one.

yer a wizard, Candy. Cal hitting us with a potent post-punk patronus on this one.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

26 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Cal's vocal is such a standout on this song. It's not super clean or perfectly produced but it's memorable and works so well when layered with his own BV's. Punk meets pop, but decidedly not pop-punk.

Cal's vocal is such a standout on this song. It's not super clean or perfectly produced but it's memorable and works so well when layered with his own BV's. Punk meets pop, but decidedly not pop-punk.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

No surprise here, but love this new one from Candy! So realised and awake.

No surprise here, but love this new one from Candy! So realised and awake.