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1. Candidate were a French synth / electro / pop duo from the 80’s, made up of Cécile (vocals, composition, keyboards) and Bidou (guitars, composition, vocals, keyboards, programming).

Cécile’s sexy, sultry voice paired with Bidou’s acidic and driving guitar riffs, supported by the ever present, third permanent member of the band, a TR 707 drum machine is radiating the minimalist spirit and electric sounds.

In 1985 Candidate released split cassette and split 7inch with another French group Gangrène, on experimental French label Permis De Construire. Their most famous work is the LP Side By Side released by Dum Dum Records in 1987.

After few expressionist live sets, tours of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany; and appearances on local TV between 1987-1989, have earned them recognition and a reputable following at home and abroad.

Recently the German label Novatune released Vote don’t vote, a collection of unpublished 1987-1990 songs.

2. Candidate is a currently active Brooklyn, NY based rock band, often described as Bends-era Radiohead making out with The Replacements. To date they have released one album, A New Life. Candidate’s songs are catchy, poetic, passionate and concerned with heartbreak, heartache, survival and triumph.

3. Candidate are a folk-influenced indie band from the UK, comprising brothers Joel and Alex Morris, and Ian Painter; the band previously included drummer Chris White. They released five albums on their own record label, Snowstorm.


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