The Belgian alt-rock duo Candlebags released the EP Voyager on the 8th.
Candlebags – Voyager – artwork
With each track on Voyager offering something fresh as is the wont of Candlebags who approach songwriting and delivery with a completely open mind, resultingly each composition having its own distinctive quality. The first of the five tracks Do That Thing having a vaguely garage-dance feeling.
The Belgian grunge duo Candlebags were introduced earlier in the year.
Their latest single ALBERT, which came out on the 16th is a different side of their sound. The scruffy riffs of guitar are harangued by an omnipresent industrial percussion while the vocal threads from the coil to the ethereal giving the track a sense of the complexities of life and the emotional turmoil of the thoughts delivered within the track.
Candlebags create music which, on the one hand, is a railing against a soul destroying system with its brutal pressurisation whilst, on the other, discovering reasons for personal optimism and finding spaces where to express fragility results, not in harsher punishment rather, in compassion.