Passenger of the Month in October 2017: Candice Gordon
Having previously recorded an EP with punk legend and hellraiser Shane MacGowan,Candice Gordon is set to release her debut full length album ‘Garden of Beasts’ on the 8th of September 2017 via Proper Octopus Records.
Produced by labelmate A.S. Fanning, and mixed by Ingo Krauss (Swans, Iggy and the Stooges), the album was recorded in a country house in Ireland and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin. It presents a rich and brooding sonic landscape constructed using a variety of synthetic and natural instruments from Moogs to flutes, and Gordon even plays a one-string Kazakh instrument at times.
“Garden of Beasts is inspired by moving to Berlin and observing the very dark and heavy history that is visible and inescapable everywhere in the city. It’s an exploration of human nature, the hubris of identity, dispossession, and the conflict between the allure of savagery that is in all humans and the desperation for salvation from that.” explains Candice.
Candice Gordon grew up in Dublin, Ireland and after some years pursuing a nomadic lifestyle, is now settled in Berlin. She has previously performed at Bestival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic and Truck Festival, and supported and shared stages with the likes of Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Horrors, and Kurt Vile and the Violators. She has toured extensively in Europe and the UK over the last few years and since the release of her debut singles “Smoking Like the Barrel of a Gun” and “Cannibal Love”.
Buy now: Candice Gordon – Garden of Beasts
“Brooding atmospheric songwriting packed with ominous poetics and powerful vocals.”
“Agreeably bonkers slice of horror themed garage rock raucousness.”
“The greatest song never to feature on the Twin Peaks soundtrack.”
“Sweetly dark folk-tinged music, like ‘Murder Ballads’ era Bad Seeds.”
Time Out London
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