Italians New Candys have become a household name on the international psych scene, garnering increasing popularity. When on a tour in the US recently they appeared on the notorious KEXP to do a live session which is now available for public viewing.
Formed in Venice, Italy in 2008, their influences have roots in The Velvet Underground and Syd Barrett. After a self-produced EP, in 2012 they released the album “Stars Reach The Abyss” on Foolica, a UK tour followed. In 2015 they took part in “The Reverb Conspiracy”, compilation curated by Fuzz Club/The Reverberation Appreciation Society (Levitation Austin). Later that year “New Candys As Medicine”, album mixed by John Wills (producer and drummer of Loop), has been released on both Picture In My Ear/Fuzz Club and added to The Committee To Keep Music Evil catalogue, receiving praises from Simone Marie Butler of Primal Scream and Stephen Lawrie of The Telescopes. Three EU/UK tours followed, including festivals like The Secret Garden Party 2015 and Liverpoool Psych Fest 2016. Their third album “Bleeding Magenta” has been released October 6th 2017 on Fuzz Club/Little Cloud Records, songs from it have recently been featured on episodes of Showtime Networks original TV series “Shameless”. After the release, they toured EU/UK for the fourth time, Australia (headlining both Sydney and Melbourne Psych Fests) and USA-Mexico, including a KEXP Session in Seattle. They shared the stage with The Warlocks, Dead Skeletons, Crystal Stilts, Slowdive, Savages, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Vaccines among others.
BLEEDING MAGENTA – SUMMER TOUR:
Jul 21 – IT, Padova – Il Chiosco
Aug 10 – IT, Eboli – Disorder. – Festival Indipendente / 8 – 11 Agosto | Eboli (SA)
Aug 23 – CH, Lugano – Lido San Domenico & La Buvette
Aug 24 – DE, AACHEN – Musikbunker Aachen
September 6 – UK, BRIGHTON – The Hope & Ruin – New Candys vs Julies Haircut ~ Hope & Ruin Brighton