Named after the salty, sickly-sweet candy our Northern neighbours are famed for, Swedish Death Candy brings us a bit of everything rolled into one. Based in London, the four-piece group features members from the UK, South Korea and Italy: Louis on guitar/lead vocals, Francesco on guitar, Jiwoon on bass and Marco on drums.
They produce a heavy, psych filled sound laced with electronic, acid-bluesy components. The music radiates through your entire body, forcing you to acknowledge its sheer intensity-it feels good. Their sound incorporates different aspects from some of rock’s greatest groups: REO Speedwagon, Rush (who proved Canadians aren’t too polite to rock hard), Black Sabbath, and even elements of the Who. With so many influences, depending on the bands and genres you gravitate towards, you will be able to hear it in their music.
Swedish Death Candy is one of the few bands I can count on a single hand who sound better live than on their recordings. Not only that, but attending one of their shows is as much a visual experience as an auditory one. Next to their fierce sound, their shows are filled with psychedelic lights; moreover, you get to experience the sheer intensity of the band first hand. If you have the opportunity, really get yourself out to one of their gigs.
I sat down with Lou and Francesco before their show at the Sugar Factory to talk about the creation of their first album and initial tour experience. Take a look:
They have just released their debut album this past November. Show them some love by checking it out:
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