New Candys

Venice, IT

Hailing from Venice, Italy, New Candys formed in 2008. Described as dark modern rock’n’roll, the band combines noisy, brooding sounds with distinct melodies while displaying a dynamic and symbiotic connection between their music and meticulously crafted visual imagery. Released in 2012, their first studio album ‘Stars Reach The Abyss’, mastered by Jon Astley, brought the band on tour in England and Italy. The song "Meltdown Corp." was included in the annual compilation 'The Reverb Conspiracy', co-released by Fuzz Club and The Reverberation Appreciation Society (Levitation Austin). In 2015 their second studio album ‘As Medicine’, mixed by John Wills of Loop, was released through Picture In My Ear and Fuzz Club and distributed by The Committee To Keep Music Evil too. In the next two years the band toured Europe three times, also performing at the Secret Garden Party and Liverpool Psych Fest. Their third album ‘Bleeding Magenta’ was released in 2017 by Fuzz Club and repressed in the US by Little Cloud Records, followed by its European promotional tour and a performance at SpaceFest in Gdańsk. In 2018 they toured Australia, headlining both Sydney and Melbourne Psych Fest and performing at the Adelaide Fringe. Next the band went on a US-Mexico tour and recorded a KEXP live session. In 2019 they completed a back to back tour of 50 shows in Europe, the US and Canada including Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree, Milwaukee Psych Fest, The Echo in LA, Hotel Vegas in Austin and Mercury Lounge in New York. A third European tour took place in September, including Levitation France and shows with The Warlocks and The Dandy Warhols and in January 2020 they played the Balkans for the first time. Some of their songs are featured on episodes of Showtime Networks original TV series "Shameless". New Candys’ fourth and latest album ‘Vyvyd’ was released on June 4th, 2021 via Little Cloud Records and Dischi Sotterranei, plus an exclusive vinyl edition on Fuzz Club. It’s the first record by the new line-up, mixed by Grammy Award producer Tommaso Colliva (Muse, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Damon Albarn). On March 16th 2021, New Candys released the first lead single "Twin Mime" with a music video which premiered on Post-Punk.com and the song ultimately featured on five Spotify editorial playlists, including "All New Rock". This was followed by the second single "Begin Again" on April 13th, 2021. The music video, directed by Ivana Smudja, premiered on CVLT Nation and the song was featured on the "Sacred Bones Now Playing'' playlist curated by the renowned record label. The third and final single "Zyko" was released on May 11th, 2021 and was added to six Spotify editorial playlists including "New Alt-Rock Mixtape", Apple Music’s "New in Rock" and Deezer’s "Hot New Rock", making it their most successful track to date. The song was broadcasted on BBC Radio 6 Music during Iggy Pop’s The Confidential Show hosted by Tom Robinson and on May 14th the band performed for the online edition of The Great Escape Festival. 'Vyvyd' was released on June 4th, 2021 accompanied by two music visualizers for "Factice" and “Evil Evil” and an interview for Beat Magazine. The song “Vyvyan Rising” was added to three Spotify editorial playlists including "Modern Psychedelia".
New Candys