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Sugar Candy Mountain

Monday, April 01, 19:30
adv £7.50

"Sugar Candy Mountain's Mystic Hits is a space-age blast of psychedelic pop and Tropicalia that sounds like it could have reverberated right out of Phil Spector’s echo chamber.

If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this."

“Sugar Candy Mountain feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad's garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Reiter's woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Halsey's tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the bands sits comfortably between 60's Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).”

“Lush, near-narcotic with a wicked sense of humor” -Spin

“Psych that seems to pull equally from ’60s acts like The Free Design and modern purveyors like Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“Sugar Candy Mountain melds sweet harmonies, fill-crazy drumming, big pop hooks and the occasional jazz odyssey. Very groovy stuff.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“An absolute delight” - Impose

“AM gold from a parallel universe” - LA Record

“Sugar Candy Mountain have a subtle, slightly reserved approach to their brand of psychedelic rock. There is an ease to it that is difficult to find in the sea of this genre today. They tap into the hazy, free-energy '60s vibe. The music lilts you into place. It is an open invitation with no pressure but plenty of evidence you should take the trip. There is nothing forced and no anarchy. Everything is natural.” - The 405

“Teetering with perilous nonchalance between the suave and the narcotic, there is simply no better soundtrack for your next wanderlusting adventure into the Mojave fueled by martinis and acid.” - Stereo Embers Magazine

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