CANDYHEADS ‘Go Forth And Multiply’ Track Records T2001 (2003)
Formed by ex-Public Image Limited member Ted Chau on vocals/guitars,
along with Sergio Busato (drums), Mic Stoner (bass/vocals) and Hannah
Faultley (guitar). They have played extensively in the UK, including
supporting Sign of 4 (the Phil Mogg fronted band) last year.
‘Higher Ground’ sounds like classic Kingdom Come on the chorus - must be
my ears! Ted Chau has a very melodic vocal style, amply illustrated on ‘Just
Sleeping’. Very up-tempo backing and catchy too boot. ‘Open’ takes the
Pixies route of slow verses before exploding into a furious chorus. Slower
tunes work as well, ‘Small Town Dreams’ builds nicely to a melodic chorus.
Another slowie ‘Dog Dayz’ takes a more acoustic path but neatly tucked in is
a cool guitar solo. ‘With Me’ rounds it all off in style with lush backing
and another track with ‘radio’ written all over it - if only radio would
play some decent music like this.
Very accomplished debut album, containing plenty of radio friendly tunes.
Live they come across even heavier and a bright future beckons for this band
if there is any justice.