idobi SXSW Picks: Candy Hearts

By | March 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

What’s more infectious than pop punk guitar riffs, 90s angst, and catchy melodies? Add a female lead singer, and you’ve just fallen in love with Candy Hearts. We caught this band play by accident at the Topshelf Showcase, and we are sure glad we did. Isn’t that what SXSW is all about?

This quad pop-punk assault are starting to break big, as they’ve teamed up with New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, who served as producer on their latest EP The Best Ways to Disappear. They’re keeping busy all year long with a massive US tour featuring suppourting acts Pentimento, Allison Weiss, and What’s Eating Gilbert. It won’t be long before Candy Hearts are filing venues twice the size of what they’re currently playing.

Energy, up-tempo chords, and irresistible lyrics make Candy Hearts not only one of our favorite bands we had the pleasure of stumbling upon at SXSW, but they’re also a band that are going to be on our 2013 radar. We predict nothing but success for this breath of fresh air.


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