London-based international acid rockers SWEDISH DEATH CANDY are pleased to present their storming new single ‘Green’. The track is the B-side from their forthcoming 7” single ‘A Date With Caligula’/’Green’ which is released 10th May via Hassle Records and available to preorder now.
The band have just finished work in the studio on their long-awaited second album, with further details of the release to be revealed over the coming months.
In the meantime, Swedish Death Candy will appear on an extensive run of EU/UK tour dates supporting Nashville stoner/blues rock outfit ALL THEM WITCHES throughout April/May 2019. The band will also be appearing at a host of other festivals this year including Raw Power Festival, Sonic Whip Festival, DesertFest Berlin, and more to be announced.
Commenting on the single and upcoming tour dates, SDC vocalist Louis Perry says: “The word ‘green’ can be used in many different contexts—other than being a colour associated with nature, grassy fields, freshness, health, or psychedelic plants, it’s considered good luck in some cultures, whilst being bad luck in others. It’s also used as an expression for someone who’s naive or new to something, and the colour of envy, greed, sickness and money. I thought it worked as a metaphor about perspective.
“Sonically, the song jumps around a lot, the riffs are kinda heavy, hectic and slightly ugly-sounding, whereas the verses have a sweeter, dreamy feel about them. It was actually the first new song we wrote after finishing the first album—it felt almost like a continuation and came together pretty quickly from jamming.
“We’re about to head on tour with Nashville duders All Them Witches, who are one of our favourite bands, and we can’t wait. Be sure to catch a date if you can!”
SDCs last single ‘A Date With Caligula’ picked up praise from the likes of Louder Sound, Planet Rock Radio, and Kerrang! Global Creative Director/MOJO contributing editor Phil Alexander.
Rounding out the end of last year with three exhaustive months of European touring, SDC kicked off 2019 on a short stretch of dates with Dutch psych rockers DeWolff, in-between sessions in the studio working on their forthcoming second album, details of which will be revealed over the coming months.
Green is out now on Hassle Records.
Swedish Death Candy 2019 Tour Dates:
13.04.19 – Folkestone – This Is Psych (UK) 15.04.19 – København – Hotel Cecil (DK) – tickets * 17.04.19 – Middelkerke – De Zwerver (BE) – tickets * 18.04.19 – Sint-Niklaas – De Casino (BE) – tickets * 19.04.19 – Hasselt – Muziekodroom (BE) – tickets * 21.04.19 – Angers – Joker’s Pub (FR) 22.04.19 – Paris – La Maroquinerie (FR) – tickets * 23.04.19 – Donostia, Gipuzkoa – Dabadaba (ES) – tickets * 24.04.19 – Madrid – Sala Caracol (ES) – tickets * 25.04.19 – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 (ES) – tickets * 26.04.19 – Nîmes – Paloma Club (FR) – tickets * 27.04.19 – Milan – Bloom (IT) – tickets * 29.04.19 – Vienna – Arena Wien – (AT) – tickets * 30.04.19 – Prague – Rock Cafe (CZ) – tickets * 01.05.19 – Lubeck – Mayfest Lubeck (DE) 03.05.19 – Aarschot – De Haven (BE) 04.05.19 – Nijmegen – Sonic Whip Festival (NL) 05.05.19 – Berlin – DesertFest Berlin (DE) 06.05.19 – Brighton – The Haunt (UK) – tickets * 08.05.19 – Manchester – Band on the Wall (UK)- tickets * 09.05.19 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (UK) – tickets * 25.05.19 – London – The Dome – Raw Power Festival (UK) 15.06.19 – Normandy – Biches Festival (FR) 26.07.19 – Neuensee – Rock im Wald (DE)
*w/ All Them Witches
Swedish Death Candy are:
Louis Perry – Vocals / Guitar Francesco Codardo – Guitar / Backing Vocals Jiwoon Whang – Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals Marco Ninni – Drums
Pulling influence from the likes of Black Sabbath to Queens of The Stone Age via Can and The Beatles to Oasis, SDC’s music ebbs and flows from beautiful soundscapes to hellish psychedelic trips, all focused through a barrage of increasingly crushing riffs slathered in distortion and utilising as many FX pedals as seems humanly possibly.
A live force to be reckoned with, anyone who’s seen them performing in the flesh will testify that SDC are capable of upstaging most bands they play with, no matter how skilled or established. Whilst out in Europe, not only were they selected for a filmed session with Seattle’s infamous KEXP at Transmuicales, but they also performed their debut album top to bottom for legendary French Music show ‘Album de la Semaine’ on CANAL+ (whose recent guests include Idles and The Breeders).
Early support slots with Wand, Yak and Kvelertak all opened the door to critical praise from Dan P Carter at Radio 1, NME, Clash Magazine, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, and The Metro, with performances at festivals such as Eurosonic, Transmusicales and Desertfest cementing their reputation as one of the most incendiary new live bands on the circuit.