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New Music: Mowbeck

New Music: Mowbeck

Nottingham-based four piece Mowbeck have delivered something truly refreshing with their latest single Vaseline. Their debut EP Talkabout has been getting a lot of attention lately, having earned some serious hype courtesy of BBC Introducing and eventually gaining themselves a spot at Reading & Leeds Festival this year, which is a massive accolade. Given all...
Kano: Made In The Manor at Brixton Academy

Kano: Made In The Manor at Brixton Academy

In a grainy home video from 2004 that was later distributed from car boots around East London as the first “Lord of the Mics” DVD, we see a baby faced Kano alongside an equally youthful-looking Wiley battle it out on a stairwell, spitting their lyrics with fierce determination to a soundtrack of scuzzy beats that...
Focus: Symmetry

Focus: Symmetry

Just to start, I need to say how absolutely thrilled I am to write about this band. Los Angeles band Symmetry have been working to the bone over the last few years, touring the world and pumping out utterly addictive pop rock. Including tours with Third Eye Blind, James Arthur, Don Broco and McBusted, Symmetry...
New Music: Banks

New Music: Banks

Banks returns with her sophomore album The Altar, bringing us her bold and brooding take on the alternative pop genre. Written and creatively controlled by Banks herself, the record is a confrontation of complicated love, longing, betrayal and self-doubt. The overall thematic for the LP seems to be a rally cry for women – I...
Focus: Tuska

Focus: Tuska

Fresh from a recent move to London are psychedelic-rock heroes Tuska, putting out their first official single, Da Da Da, which is a trippy and atmospheric banger, kept grounded by an addictive hook and some truly fantastic drumming. We caught up with them for a quick chat and to see what really makes Tuska so...
New Release: Sia 'This Is Acting' Deluxe Version

New Release: Sia ‘This Is Acting’ Deluxe Version

If your hips are swaying, your lips are smiling and you’re feeling some serious female admiration vibes, then you’re probably listening to Sia. right back from her days featuring on garage tracks such as Little Man, through to her unique vocal tones making the sound of Zero 7 what it is, right up to today...
New Music: Anteros

New Music: Anteros

It is fair to say self titled albums aren’t uncommon. Self titled songs, on the other hand, are more of a rarity. It is definitely an interesting way to open a record, and it’s what London four-piece Anteros have opted for on their new EP, Breakfast. Following a succession of singles, Breakfast is their five-track...
New Music: Animal House

New Music: Animal House

Screaming out of Brisbane, Australia, are garage-rock four piece, Animal House. If Animal House are new to you, to put it simply – they are more uplifting than PUP, as catchy and memorable as the White Stripes, and belt out their tracks with all the snarling enthusiasm of Youth and Young Manhood era Kings of...
New Music: EMILIE

New Music: EMILIE

Edinburgh based Emily Atkinson, who goes by the stage moniker EMILIE, brings her take on brooding electro pop with new single Eyes for You, taken from her debut EP I See You in The Darkness. EMILIE tells a beautiful story of limitation and having a defeatist attitude that can seemingly put things out of reach....
Single Review: Cally Rhodes

Single Review: Cally Rhodes

With the voice of an angel and the attitude of a rock chick, Cally Rhodes is an edgy, pop songstress with the world at her feet following her BBC Introducing accolade and track of the month on BBC Shropshire. Harking from West Wales, her passion for singing and composition started from an early age. The...
Focus: Will Joseph Cook

Focus: Will Joseph Cook

For those unfamiliar with the fantastic Will Joseph Cook, he is a young but incredibly talented chap from Tunbridge Wells who has been putting out irresistibly catchy and dance worthy tracks for a while now, gaining the attention of several Radio1 DJs, as well as the staff here at Candid. Comparable to Darwin Deez and...
New Music: Polina

New Music: Polina

Already a Grammy award winning vocalist and having worked with some of the most impressive and in-demand producers of the moment, it would be hard for this singer/songwriter to produce a track that isn’t attention worthy. Fortunately enough for Polina, the same can be applied to her newest offering, Little Babylon, a pop infused EDM...
Focus: Baby Queens

Focus: Baby Queens

They are a part of a music scene that exists in Cardiff which is, arguably by circumstance, finding its feet with a new generation of artists and groups who don’t conform to what has gone before them. Made up of sisters Cara and Estelle, cousins Monique and Ruth, and friend Vanity, to describe Baby Queens...
New Music: Jasmine Rodgers

New Music: Jasmine Rodgers

I will start this by saying that it is rare for someone like Jasmine Rodgers to come along. When this album appeared on my desk I had little to no idea who this London born singer songwriter was, but now I am utterly addicted to this album, and am currently scouring her back catalogue for...
Focus: Puzzle

Focus: Puzzle

Puzzle is a new innovative artist who is ready to take London by storm. His music brings a whole new vibe not only to the electro-pop scene, but also to the music world, with songs that have real meaning, going deep to the darkest levels of the human soul.  There is something so enticing and...
New Music: Empathy Test

New Music: Empathy Test

Some of you out there might already be aware of the London duo known as Empathy Test, an electronic group that draw heavily on the influence of the sci-fi aesthetic in their style (the band’s name is a reference to the machine used in Blade Runner to determine android from human). For those that don’t,...
Live Review: Obonjan

Live Review: Obonjan

It is something of a struggle to try and sum up an event like Obonjan. There was the initial ‘hiccup’ with the opening-that-never-was and a barrage of angry punters making their feelings known on Twitter. Then there came the first few reviews, most of which were overwhelmingly positive, to the point where it had the...
New Music: Shvllows

New Music: Shvllows

Throw your fingerless-gloved fists up in the air and hop into your convertible, because retro pop banger Zurich is a total call-back to the classic style of the ‘80s. Hailed as, “The UK’s hot new answer to 80’s electro pop“, Edinburgh born indie electro quartet Shvllows are officially kicking ass with this latest single. Zurich,...
New Music: July Talk

New Music: July Talk

Canadian rockers July Talk have just released their new track Strange Habit, taken off their sophomore album Touch due for release on the 9th of September. They are not the usual definition of rockers, as they are merging two genres together; indie rock and disco, yet their creations create a strange but definitely memorable result....
Review: New Order's New Beer

Review: New Order’s New Beer

There is probably only one thing that goes hand in hand more seamlessly than bread and butter; music and beer. So when One of Manchester’s most legendary musical exports decided to launch their very own beer to mark the release of their new album and their end of a summer of sell-out performances, the team...
Grime Returns: Red Bull Music Academy Presents: Dizzee Rascal’s Boy In Da Corner

Grime Returns: Red Bull Music Academy Presents: Dizzee Rascal’s Boy In Da Corner

  If Wiley is the God Father of grime, then Dizzee Rascal is the original prodigal son. Bow’s very own, Dizzee rose to fame while a fresh-faced 18 year old youth for his genre defying debut album Boy In Da Corner that won him the Mercury Music Prize. Nothing quite like it had ever been...
New Music: Leo Stannard

New Music: Leo Stannard

With his uniquely soulful style, Leo Stannard has come a long way since haunting the open mic circuit of Leicester, and his latest single really shows off how much progress he has made along the way. In My Blood is a touching and honest song written about the people who have become essential to Leo,...
New Music: Alexandra Saviour

New Music: Alexandra Saviour

At the tender age of 21 Alexandra Saviour has already had her demo track Risk feature on season two of TV show True Detective and has collaborated with Tame Impala bassist Cam Avery in a crooning, bossa nova number We’re Only Making it Worse all before the release of her first single Shades which premiered...
New Music: Dan Owen

New Music: Dan Owen

I would like to start by saying how excited I am to be writing about this guy. I have seen the unbelievably talented Dan Owen a few times, and his stage presence is just mesmerising. At Barn on the Farm this year he stunned crowds with his raw, husky voice, fantastic songwriting skills, and unparalleled...
Tyler Kenny Interviews DJ Severino at Eastern Electrics

Tyler Kenny Interviews DJ Severino at Eastern Electrics

One humid day in Hatfield, amidst throngs of festival-goers and nine stages we caught up with London-based Severino. Fresh from back to back gigs in London, we managed to sneak in some quick Q’s with Sev before took to the Eastern Electrics VIP stage. Read on to find out his favourite London hangouts, his ideal...
Kate Nash releases Good Summer

Kate Nash releases Good Summer

Your warm weather anthem has just landed in the form of Kate Nash’s new single and accompanying video, Good Summer. Visually reminiscent of her 2013 video for OHMYGOD!, fun under the sun is served up in style, along with a hefty dose of incredible headwear; but unlike the desolate undertones of OHMYGOD!, Good Summer is...
New Music: Bud

New Music: Bud

If you find yourself still on the search for the perfect summer anthem to lift you out of a slump, get those toes tapping, cocktails flowing and BBQ sizzling, look no further; because brand sparkly new songstress, multi-instrumentalist and BBC Introducing’s Bud has provided us with all we need to while away those hazy days. Favouring...
New Music: Natives

New Music: Natives

Coming straight out of the New Forest in the south of England, Natives deliver another sun-kissed summer tune guaranteed to have you on your feet. Stop the Rain is a song about cultural unity and was inspired by the band’s recent trip to Morocco, where they jammed with local musicians. Continuing their unstoppable return to...
Eastern Electrics Is One Of Our Top Summer Festival Picks

Eastern Electrics Is One Of Our Top Summer Festival Picks

This Saturday 6 August, comes Eastern Electrics, one of our top 2016 summer festival picks! Home to the wild and wonderful, the one-day festival boasts an expansive bill (including headliners Idris Elba, Groove Armada, Seth Troxler and the Martinez Brothers). In addition to an ever-expanding list of acts performing across nine EE stages, there will...
New Music: XamVolo

New Music: XamVolo

These are exciting times to be alive, musically speaking. In almost every aspect, there’s a fascinating development taking place in the production of contemporary music with an emphasis being put on melding together the acoustic and native with the electronic and the digital. Admittedly it is not something that can or should be solely credited...



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