From the fresh cold climate of Scotland, singer songwriter Scott Candlish returns to his hometown of Melbourne after spending two and a half years in Edinburgh.
Making the big move and lifestyle change early in 2017, the songwriter began refining his alt-folk style with regular shows in the vibrant UK city.
An explosive start to 2019 saw the release of his third EP ‘A Little While, a Bit of Time’ before embarking on his first European tour. Beginning with a packed out launch show in Edinburgh, the launch tour included dates in Manchester, Glasgow and Sofar Sounds showcases in both London and Paris.
Earlier this year Candlish first went into the studio to make the record after writing and collaborating with local musicians.
While experimenting with new sounds, Candlish continues writing with a favoured blend of indie folk, fingerstyle and alternative rock that can now be heard in the new EP. The songs reflect upon both the challenges and rewards established in his time away from home with an output lending influence from favourites Bon Iver, Angus and Julia Stone and Ben Howard.
'Heartfelt harmonies, slick acoustics and great, gripping lyrics centred around his interesting life experiences and the natural fallout from those' Small Music Scene (UK).
The time away from home saw Candlish reaching a much wider audience heavily involved in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performing at Butefest in consecutive years.
Prior to his third record, he released 2 EP’s in ‘Elusive’ and ‘Home Away From Home’, both launched at Melbourne's Workers Club. His debut EP solidly identified his earlier rock influences while his sophomore record saw the embellishment of a more diverse instrumentation and embodied a new wave of folk influence.
‘Dulcet acoustic sing-alongs dripping with meloncholy’ – ‘Home Away From Home’ Tone Deaf Premiere.
Now with a fresh and revitalized repertoire of new music inspired by the big move, Candlish is gearing up to play a prominent part in the illustrious Melbourne music scene.
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