Oxford four piece Candy Says are here with a bizarre, dreamlike video to their upcoming single 'Favourite Flavour' due for release on May 20th 2013 on a limited edition cassette tape.
The video opens with drummer Mike Monaghan eating ice cream on the couch before singer Ju Ju Sophie attacks him with a water pistol and runs away. He lassos her and tethers her to his pushbike, dragging her along. She appears to sprout large feathery wings and flies along with Mike while still attached to the bike. Along their journey through a partially special effect landscape, they are briefly chased by a drum band and encounter people of old-fashioned dressed in what looks like a floating art gallery suspended along the road. It sounds unusual because it is; it's difficult to imagine where this quartet's ideas come from. The song is just as dreamy and artistic, with catchy repetitive lines and a building, beautifully crescendo from the beginning. It's a lo-fi classically pop tune that perfectly encompasses the raw, DIY ethic of this band.
The band; who are Ju Ju , Mike, drummer and vocalist Elisa Zoot and organist Ben Walker; will launch the new single with their label Cool For Cats on May 22nd at Servant Jazz Quarters in London among a handful of other shortly upcoming dates across the UK.
May 21 - St Barnabas Church, Oxford
May 22 - Servant Jazz Quaters, London
May 24 - Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester
May 25 - Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
May 26 - Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
June 22 - Big brill Camp, Oxfordshire
Spet 01 - Lodestar Festival, Cambridgeshire
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