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Rock, Roots

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Scott Candlish


Bon Iver, Silverchair, Novo Amor, Ben Howard, Angus and Julia Stone, Jeff Buckley



Singer songwriter Scott Candlish is preparing for the launch of his third EP, 'A Little While, a Bit of Time' at Sneaky Pete's before embarking on his first European Tour.

After making the big move from his hometown of Melbourne to Scotland, the singer songwriter has been refining his alt-folk style with regular shows in the vibrant city of Edinburgh. The year and a half away has been an enriching and stimulating experience involving exciting travels through Europe and capturing the attention of the local music scene.

In August 2018 Candlish was busy during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, heavily involved in the PBH Free Fringe events performing to and reaching a wider international audience.

Through writing and collaborating with local musicians he is now gearing up for the release of his third EP and a follow up European tour launch. This upcoming EP will focus on the Australian’s personal journey settling into a new home.

Candlish began writing in his hometown and in 2014 quickly became involved in the Melbourne music scene. Since then he has released 2 EP’s in ‘Elusive’ and ‘Home Away From Home’, both launched at the Workers Club. His debut EP solidly identified his earlier rock influences while his sophomore record saw the embellishment of a more diverse instrumentation and embodied a new wave of folk influence.

‘Dulcet acoustic sing-alongs dripping with meloncholy’ – ‘Home Away From Home’ Tone Deaf Premiere

While experimenting with new sounds, Candlish continues writing with his favoured blend of folk fingerstyle and alternative rock. He has drawn much influence from the likes of Ryan Adams, Lindsey Buckingham, Angus and Julia Stone and Ben Howard.

His most recent singles released in November 2017 were ‘Halfway’ and ‘Stranger’ both available online continue to articulate this blend.

Heading into 2019 the release of the brand new EP will see Candlish breaking new territory with a run of UK launch shows and his first European tour.