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candytree / Press

“Creative, well-crafted, strong compositions and compelling, well-executed performance!”

Kerry Leigh (via reverbnation) - Kerry Leigh

“A smooth rush of sound laps at the shores of distance as Candytree is picked up on, just as the waves of a hungering ocean are to a beach approached… Turn it up for a sure fire cause of elation…The wild is a calm roar, nature's tongue, nature's appetite… They take us back with passionate beating, raw reflections to the lyrics' flames from that raw sugar voice… Gorgeous. A tight sway woven by each talented part.. Candytree keeps it tight. and can't all be sweet but wakes a lasting appetite for more in raw moods, phasing in and through craving dances… Would that it be live that the Thin Veneer of Joy be felt and Radars and Crossed Wires… Each play is smooth sultry even at the hardcore edges… We love it all and yes, all that they give is wanted. We are moved and waiting. ~ © Reiny Pier, March 2012”

Reiny Pier (reverbnation) - Wordspill

“Achingly effervescent indie with some nice sharp Sonic Youth guitar and admirable My Bloody Valentine influence”

Bugbear Promotions, Feb 2012

“Cathode kills all comers. It has become weirdly and undeniably relevant. The power inherent in The Cathode Rain exceeds my pathetic and obsessive love of 90s Shoegaze with its losers, cold bitches, wet shoulders, and ridiculous conversations on Milan Kundera. It rounds out the trifecta of S.C.U.M and YUCK by its revolt of paisley, malcontent, social realism and saccharine sweetness. It's an album that is great for all the reasons that S.C.U.M and Yuck give us pause (and they're still good). We should uphold Candytree because they have made it through the otherside and have brought the nectar of hell with them, which makes this release so much the sweeter. ”

“Ul2raViolet LOVES Candytree. I have to go travel back a long way to recall an album that makes me feel like this (REM Monster, Pearl Jam No Code, Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream). This band are a sensation.”

Ul2raViolet - reverbnation

“it's a caressing anti-personnel manifesto carried by a tense jangly riff; imagine a glider with a turbo boost button; embracing, flurrying; snow globes; a daybreak croon propelled by an ambient rhythm trickling down like a digital rain; fierce pop noir thrash, vocals slipping between sweet smiles and sneering snarls; mid-breakup lullabies, with dawn melancholy; scrap yard metallic pop noire, with a gothic punch, followed up by a lush oceanic kiss-in-the-tail: a skating thrash anti drugs homily that could sneakily cross-over to a Vampire movie soundtrack; loud and grungy delinquent pop with taunting backing vocals.”

Eugene Brown, Epping, UK - The Cathode Rain's 9 cloudbursts - (edited version)

“Fix A Gun...I love this song...”

Ul2raviolet on reverbnation

““I love it which i can't often say about contemporary stuff. There is a fabulous synchronicity between the singer's voice and the band, could listen to it always. Also, the art direction/photography is brilliant, the right mood, the right speed, everything blends perfectly. Have seen lots of expensive promo videos which aren't half as good as this. They'll go far, no doubt.."”

Christina, Brighton, UK May 2010

“hello candytree ~ powerfailure ~ great energy and original”

pinksideofthemoon on reverbnation

“Power Failure, both song and video, is a major, major hit. You suprise me. You are a big fish in a big pond, or at least you need to be. Push that baby as hard as you can. Not everybody can create solid gold.”

Magnificat Sonnets on reverbnation

“'candytree' have had our single 'Power Failure' broadcast on Essex Introducing (BBC Essex local station). We can be heard at 39m50secs into the programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0078yd4 ”

“Here’s an interesting bunch. Candytree are a five-strong set-up from London with songs that skirt between romance, paranoia and euphoria. ”