Premiere: Meet Perth trio Candy Guts and their thumping debut single, Vax
A rollicking first salvo, one they launch this Wednesday at The Bird.
Perth-based punk/grunge/rock'n'farkn'roll trio Candy Guts are very bloody new to the scene, but if first single Vax is anything to go by, we're in for some good times with the group. We sent the guys a few questions to help you get to know the fellas right off the bat, but you can get really acquainted with them when they launch the single this Wednesday at THE BIRD. Until then, get stuck into Vax below:
Tell us about yourselves?
We’re three mates who like to make music together and order sausage rolls on Uber Eats. Well, Kane does… Seriously, who does that? Anyway, Kane plays bass, Jake plays drums and sings and I play guitar and sing.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Lots of fuzz and plenty of screaming. I’ve also been spending a lot more time on lyrics than I ever have before, which has made all the songs a lot more emotive and meaningful to me than any of my previous projects. The set itself is pretty dynamic, it would definitely be pretty hard to pigeonhole us, but the more we are writing as a band the more I see a clearer picture of what our ‘sound’ is becoming.
Generally I’ll come to the jam with couple of chords or a new riff. I pretty much hit record on my phone straight away and then we’ll flesh it out as a band. While we’re working on the song structure, I’ll be kinda mumbling/screaming vocal melody ideas into the mic. Then once the song structure is sorted I’ll spend a stupid amount of time writing and re-writing and re-writing lyrics.
Can you tell us about your new single, Vax?
Vax was actually was the first song we ever worked on properly as a full band. Jake showed me this weird chord shape and we just started jamming with it. I remember being so excited with how naturally everything just came together. Lyrically, it deals with some heavier personal issues. It’s so easy to let that voice in your head tell you that your worthless and weak, especially when it feels like nothing is going to plan. It’s important to try and get some perspective during those low points and realise that there’s always going to be something great waiting around the corner.
Any shows coming up?
We’re playing at The Bird this Wednesday, launching Vax with our mates Pat Chow, Sly Withers and Hussy. You can also catch us at WAMFest on the Badlands stage at 7pm.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
We’re super excited to be recording another single with Parko in November. We’re also writing a lot of new tunes, so hopefully sometime mid-next year we’ll be able to drop our first EP.
Where can we hear more of your music?
We’ve only got the one song out at the moment but you can find it on our SOUNDCLOUD and BANDCAMP.
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