Introducing: The Candescents

The Candescents will tomorrow release their debut EP Riverside Dr. which is sure to plant them firmly in the limelight. Get to know your new favorite band!

So, who are you?

The Candescents — we’re a rock’ n’ roll band from Ohio.

Describe your home/scene for someone who’s never visited?

Columbus, Ohio: painfully average, but a cool house show scene.

How long have you been together?

4-5 years.

How long have you personally been playing music?

Started when I was 16/17, so 6-7 years.

Elevator pitch: why should people listen to your band?

Why not?!

What is your ideal touring line-up?

Aretha Franklin (1967)
Kendrick Lamar (now)
The Strokes (2006)
Paul McCartney

What does music mean to you?

It’s my entire life.

What was the first record you bought when you were younger?

That Little Big Town album with ‘Boondocks’ on it [The Road to Here]. Which I used to think was embarrassing because now they’re pop-country but back then they were like a swampy Fleetwood Mac. Good stuff.

What artists first inspired you to start playing music?

The Heligoats (and especially his tiny desk concert) inspired me to write songs.

What’s the most aesthetically pleasing album cover that you have in your collection?

I love the cover of Lonerism [by Tame Impala].

What kind of movie genre do you think your music would best be the soundtrack for?

Coming of age.

Recommend us a record, a book, and a movie…

Daniel Caesar’s Freudian, East of Eden by [John] Steinbeck, and Pirate Radio.

Any last words for the readers of Highwire Magazine?

Just keep reading this sweet magazine 🙂


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