Oxford lo-fi DIY band Candy Says have unveiled a demo-style video for their upcoming single 'Kiss Kill' set for release on September 30th 2013 through Cool For Cats records.
The video is a fuzzy, pixelated performance, having been created on the now discontinued 80s machine, ZX Spectrum. It features various pixel animations and the band's performance of the track and includes retro synth undertones reminiscent of old computer games that really add to the vintage feel of the song. The four-piece remain genreless as the vocals here have an occasional punk edge to them, before going into an auto-tuned dance style - they may be difficult to categorise, but they're certainly still super catchy and unforgettable.
The single will be released as a limited edition coloured cassette ahead of their 'Space Tour' which will take them across the UK in September and October 2013. The video made its premiere at the D!Halt in Russia during what is known as a 'demoparty'; a gathering of fans of the demoscene which was an 80s subculture of computer programming and gaming. The band are currently working on their debut album in their own 'studio' - a bungalow garage in which they are armed with just two microphones and a Macbook.
01 Sep 2013, Lodestar Festival, Cambridgeshire
19 Oct 2013, Oxford, Gathering Festival
23 Oct 2013, London, The Lexington
24 Oct 2013, Manchester, Trof Fallowfield
25 Oct 2013, Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy
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