Candy Says is a lo-fi chic pop DIY band from Oxford. They record their unique brand of home-made pop in a bungalow garage with a couple of microphones and an old MacBook. As well as being one of the most exciting new bands in the country, they're putting the most interesting spin on retro we've seen with their cassette single releases and their new ZX Spectrum-inspired video.
Candy Says are Juju (Sophie) and Ben Walker, both formerly of Little Fish, Elisa Zoot and Mike Monaghan. They've released a download single called Melt Into The Sun in March this year, which was followed a couple of months later by a cassette single Favourite Flavour and played their first sold-out live shows in Oxford and London as well as supporting Lady Lamb The Beekeeper and performing at Cornbury and Truck Festivals.
September sees them release their third single Kiss Kill on download, cassette limited to 100 copies and a super 20-only limited edition double cassette. The single is accompanied by a stunning video created using a ZX Spectrum. Like the previous two singles, it's a clever piece of electronic pop that doesn't take itself too seriously, but which could never be described as throwaway. Its centrepoint is the interaction between Sophie and Elisa's vocals, duelling at points, harmonising in others.
Black Casino and The Ghost's official website can be found here. They're also on Twitter, Facebook, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.