Our interest firmly piqued, we asked Candice to pick the three albums that most heavily influenced her musical direction.
Taraf de Haikdouks – Band of Gypsies
If you haven’t heard this album, I don’t think I could sell it to you, it’ll either be totally your thing, or you won’t get it. For me, I love the lurching rhythms, the smoky familiar voices, the spiralling polyphonies that twist my ears and the sound of this camaraderie within the band. The production sounds so raw, warm, and unadulterated. This album was one of my main production references when recording ‘Before the Sunset Ends’.
R.Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
The style is so friendly and familiar. I mean, these songs or something similar, have been piped into my brain since I was a bit older than embryonic. It’s no news that Robert Crumb is a living legend, effortlessly talented and with god-like potency as a cartoonist (I don’t think I’m exaggerating), and having created a whole unique visual world of his own, it’s wonderful to have a musical accompaniment to that. The band sounds like they’re all having a wonderful time.
Kraftwerk – Radio-Aktivität
The songs’ melodies are like lovely old fashioned children’s lullabies, innocent and earnest. And I can’t help but picture a sort of pastoral landscape in pastel colours like a German studio Ghibli.