In the midst of a global pandemic, and what we can only call a crushing year for so many, four musicians got together to kill some time by making music. It had been their passion individually for decades. And with what felt like never-ending lockdowns, the one thing they had was time. With diverse experience and backgrounds in folk, rock, hip hop and reggae, the music started to take shape, and Kandemic was born.
With everything going on in the world, it became clear from the very start that Kandemic had a lot to say and a story to tell. As one lockdown was followed by another, the band kept writing and recording music. And six months and thousands of cans of beer later, Kandemic realised they had an album in their hands and a message from far beyond the stars. Rock, punk, hip hop and reggae, and swapping between English and Italian languages, Kandemics sound picks from the past and sets out to make something new. Band members from Helsinki, Milan, Rome and Venice now call Dublin their home.
The production team consists of Killabase (ShotgunMunkeyz, Sudalicious ) Zar Acoustic (Headtrip Acoustic Project, Counter Intelligence) J.P. Kallio (Sliotar, Boneyard Bastards, Liberty Hell) NikMartken (Headtrip Acoustic Project, Krude Band)
On the 28th of March 2021, on a day of a super full moon, Kandemic released their first single 2020. And for the following year, Kandemic will release a new track with every full moon.
First full moon 28th March first track “2020” out. Check it out on Spotify
Second full moon 27th April second track “Virus” out. Check it out on Spotify
Third full moon 26th May third track “Control” featuring Road Wives. Check it on Spotify
Fourth full moon 24th June fourth track “Going Down” featuring Andrea Spampinato
Dublin Rock, Reggae and Hip Hop Collide in Kandemic’s “2020”
“This is a little different to tracks that I usually review but the name of the band and all the unlikely elements colliding sparked my curiosity and I just had to give it a listen!There are so many eclectic things about Kandemic that I like. I wouldn’t have thought that all these sounds could fuse to create something so interesting. Kudos to Kandemic – for making the most out of 2020 and giving us something fresh to enjoy!”
Kandemic – Virus
“Their second single, Virus, is another catchy mix of genres with the lyrics cutting to the core. Lyrics that make you think not about what you hear but about the current situation and the world around us in general. Kandemic are nearly impossible to categorize but that’s where their strength lies. Innovative, experimental, hitting the nail on the head.”
Control – Kandemic featuring Road Wives
“Control is their third release and they are certainly going from strength to strength. Their newest offering is a dark composition with a mantra “I don’t wanna loose control” repeating over and over throughout the song. It will get into your bones and you realize how true these words are.”
Kandemic – Going Down featuring Andrea Spampinato. Out on 24th of July.
On this track, Kandemic collaborates with Andrea Spampinato. Kandemic’s gender-bending sound this time is leaning on hard rock, rap and even touch od soul in the chorus. The video plays with the idea of aliens landing on planet earth for the first time.
Download “Going Down”, “Control”, “2020” and “Virus” for Radio (Wav, or MP3) HERE