CMU Approved

Approved: Candy Says

By | Published on Monday 7 April 2014

Candy Says

Having released a trickle of singles since the beginning of last year, lo-fi pop duo Candy Says release their title track of their debut album, ‘Not Kings’, today. The album is then due to follow on 5 May.

For all its lo-fi (recorded in a garage) charm, ‘Not Kings’ is actually a very well constructed pop song, with an infectious synth line and stabs of acoustic guitar beneath singer and guitarist Juju Sophie’s vocals. It shows a real honing of a sound that arrived pretty well formed with previous singles ‘Favourite Flavour’ and ‘Melt Into The Sun’.

Candy Says will be heading out on a short tour this week, supporting Chrysta Bell, with a headline show at Holywell Music Room in Oxford on Thursday (10 Apr).

Listen to ‘Not Kings’ here: