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Mexico City, The Federal District, Mexico | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Mexico City, The Federal District, Mexico | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
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"Cd review (November 2009)"

"[...] while listening to such a well achieved album as this one, one can’t help but think that each song could be a single […] there a lot of reasons to predict a promising future for these musicians, […] their project is sincere and unpretentious.”
(by Silvia V. Dueñas) - Indie Rocks Magazine


"Cd review (July, 2009)"

“Candy ventures into breaking ideological barriers that the Mexican “alternative” scene had established for us”
(by Rodrigo Rangel) - Bolten Inc. Blog


"Cd review (July, 2009)"

“…they seem harmless at first sight, but they are probably the most lethal music team of our country.[…] they came to renew the Mexican rock scene, that had been hijacked for decades, with a direct and noisy punk well lead by two intertwined voices […] it cuts to the chase and doesn’t pretend to be punk: it is punk.”
(by Emmanuel Caballero) - Diez a uno Blog


"Cd review (July, 2009)"

“…eclectisism meets an orinigal sound that doesn’t acknowledge borders…”
(by Sebastían Sigifredo) - El Vernáculo (Argentina)


"Cd review (August, 2009)"

“They shine because they venture and forget about the popular and proven trends. With only three members Candymx is pure dynamism and will surely be one of the important bands of Mexico”
(by Pam Hernandez) - Noisy Magazine


"Cd review (October, 2009)"

“Candy’s first album: addictive. A flawless and mature product with the musical quality of any New Yorker/English band which, at this moment, is saving the music. […] We have our new heroes in Mexico: three strangers who want to take us out to party”
(by Lilian López Camberos) - La Mosca en la red


"Cd review (November, 2009)"

“…Candy takes us from the eighties’ post punk over to dark territories of bands such as Ladytron…” - Círculo Mixup Magazine


"Dulce Punk (November, 2009)"

“they opened for the Misfits even though they are not part of the movement. They have a lot of addicts, but not in vane…”
(by Ruy Feben) - Chilango Magazine


"Best records of fall 2009 (December, 2009)"

“among the best 10 records of 2009” - Mercado Negro, Ibero 90.9 FM


"Cd review (December 2009)"

“A great start for a band that […] will give us something to talk about in the near future…”
(by Diovanny Garfias) - Warp Magazine


"Cd review (December 2009)"

“A great start for a band that […] will give us something to talk about in the near future…”
(by Diovanny Garfias) - Warp Magazine


"Esencia Marvin (April 2010)"

“a real revelation of expressiveness, technique, and good songs in the hands of these kids who promise to be one of the great bands of our scene”
(by Humberto Polar) - Marvin Magazine


"Esencia Marvin (April 2010)"

“a real revelation of expressiveness, technique, and good songs in the hands of these kids who promise to be one of the great bands of our scene”
(by Humberto Polar) - Marvin Magazine


"Le Baron y Candy mx (March 2010)"

“Candy’s success lies in their live performance”
(by Joselo Rangel, Café Tacvba) - Excelsior Newspaper


"Le Baron y Candy mx (March 2010)"

“Candy’s success lies in their live performance”
(by Joselo Rangel, Café Tacvba) - Excelsior Newspaper


"The best of the next decade (April 2010)"

“One of the bands to watch this new decade” - Warp Magazine


"The best of the next decade (April 2010)"

“One of the bands to watch this new decade” - Warp Magazine


"Me Hace Ruido Blog (Jul 29, 2009)"

“Intense songs in English, a contrast between the deep voice of the guitarist and the bit shrill voice of Valentina the bassist. They cover a wide scope of tones that are complemented by the drums…” - Roja


"Warp (Dec 23, 2009)"

“A great start for a band that […] will give us something to talk about in the near future…” - Diovanny Garfias


"New Single Atlas by Mexican band Candy (2015)"

With the delicate-turned-noisy single “Atlas”, the Mexican quartet Candy announce their upcoming third album of the same in the best possible way: intriguing, disorienting, and leaving us wanting more. - Beehype


"Single Tres Segundos (2014)"

While they still defy categorization, the song [Tres Segundos] does without the grit that has characterized some of their best moments, at least until the final stretch. They still practice their energetic brand of power pop with electronic tints. Above all is catchy as they come. – Remezcla - Remezcla


"Video Sin Control (2013)"

It’s hard to find a band these days that just plain rocks. Usually, we encounter artists more concerned with belonging to a certain scene and sound, leaving stuff like songwriting to the side in order to play what’s in. Thankfully, there are still people who care, like Mexico City’s own Candy. […] The band’s sound can be described as a mixture of gritty rock and luminescent pop melodies, all in the same song. They care about what matters most: writing good songs and rocking out. - Remezcla


Discography

LP "Stranger" released in 2009 by Diablito Records and distributed by Warner Music Mexico (nominated as best Punk/Garage album in 2010 at the Indie-O Music Awards).

LP "Control" released in October 2012 by Discos Intolerancia, and coproduced by Joselo Rangel (Cafe Tacvba) and Ro Velazquez (Liquits).

LP "Atlas" to be released end of 2015, by Discos Intolerancia. Produced by Phil Vinall.

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SINGLES

Salvajes (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkyxsel0TLk (Video by RK Legaspi)

Atlas (2015)

Tres Segundos (2014)

Sin Control (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8msp_cX0WJc (Video by RK Legaspi)

Te vas (2013)

Nada (2013)

Oxidando (2012) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzOSACUzSR8 (Video by Sakre)

El entierro (2011)

Despertar (2010)

Party with a Stranger (2009)


Candy is currently promoting their single Salvajes. Their upcoming third album "Atlas" was produced by Phil Vinall (Pulp, Placebo, Zoé) and coproduced by themselves. It will be launched in May 2016. Art direction is by Kraken.

Control (2012)

Produced by Ro Velazquez (Liquits) and Joselo Rangel (Café Tacvba). Recorded at Fresno Estudio in Mexico City. Mixed by Jason Carmer and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles, US. Distributed by Discos Intolerancia. Art design by Ciler. Nominated in the categories for Best Punk/Garage Album and Best Art Design at the Mexican IMAS Awards 2013. Candy was nominated for Best Mexican Artist at the Spanish Independent Music Awards (Premios de la Música Independiente) UFI 2013. Available on iTunes and Spotify.

Stranger (2009)

Recorded at SixSixSix in Mexico City, produced by Diego Aguirre, mixed by Jason Carmer, and mastered by Joe LaPorta and Emily Lazar at The Lodge, NYC, US. Distributed by Discos Intolerancia. Art design by Brigitte Richter. Nominated for Best Punk/Garage Album at the Mexican IMAS Awards 2010. Available on iTunes and Spotify.

THE BAND

Michael Klotz : guitars and vocals
Valentina Plasa: bass and vocals
Hector Villagomez: drums
Angel Vargas: guitars

MEDIA

Live appearances at Once TV (Especiales Musicales de Central Once), ExaTV, Telehit, TV Azteca, TVC Deportes, Televisa Laguna

Interviews at Ibero 90.9 FM, Reactor 105.7 FM, RMX, Radio UNAM, Coca Cola FM, Terra, Grita, Máxima 106.7 FM

Mentions and reviews at Revista Marvin, Indie Rocks, Filter, Playboy México, Publimetro, Rolling

Stone México, El Economista, Reforma, Warp Magazine, Remezcla, MeHaceRuido, La Jornada

Original score included in the short film “Aviéntame” by Haroldo Fajardo, official selection of the

International Film Festival of Morelia 2013

 LIVE SHOWS

Rock X La Vida 2015, Izcalli Fest 2014, Festival Vive Latino 2013, Taladro Fest 2012, Festival Vive Latino 2011, Festival Marvin 2011, Indie Fest Campeche 2011, Festival Goliath 2009, Hard Rock Live Mexico City (opening act for The Misfits) 2009, Festival Primavera Manifiesta 2007, among other festivals.

Several cities all over Mexico, San Antonio, TX (The Big Spill Festival 2012), Houston, TX and Austin, TX South by Southwest Festival 2012 (SXSW).


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