Artist: Candy Darling
Release date: 1st September 2014
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Wild Rumpus album which featured a ton of high-class collaborations including the imitable Emily Breeze who sang on the jumped up, disco, hoedown of a tune Apocalyptic Boogie.
Emily has a powerful voice and I’m pleased to be able to hear a track with her own outfit, Candy Darling, who are due to release their single Money in September.
The song is a heavy punk trash track with an 80’s vibe that comes from Adam Coombs on synth who completed the line-up in 2004. Emily Breeze and Rob Norbury both play guitar and describe themselves as having met during a licentious four-day drinking binge which led them to retreat to Bristol with a handful of records, some stolen stilettos and a primitive drum machine where they then began writing and performing as a two piece.
Emily’s vocals remind me of the searing, acerbic sound of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and the track has a lot of energy coupled with an extremely dark undertone. It is a revenge song about preoccupation with money and greed and is forcefully and incisively delivered by Candy Darling.
You can find out more about Candy Darling by visiting their:
Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp