The Unlikely Candidates have released their follow up single to their #1 Alt Radio hit song “Novocaine” called “High Low” on Friday, May 29th. The song was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic in TUC singer Kyle Morris’ closet and is about the loneliness of returning home from touring and finding that friends have moved on with their lives. “Like you’re on top of the world with your success, but you’re kind of pining for the days when you had more people around. It’s that old story all about growing up a little bit,” states Morris about the track. Let me know your thoughts and if you would like to set up a feature.
Formed in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008, The Unlikely Candidates have released three EP’s since 2013, and are grateful that years of hardship and hard work finally yielded rabid fans and rave reviews. As the song goes: It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll and in the case of The Unlikely Candidates–one of the most energetic alt-rock bands to ever take a stage–their long journey includes years of crisscrossing the U.S. on tour; record label fiascos; bones broken on stage; and tour bus disasters. So the success of 2019’s impossibly catchy single “Novocaine” (#1 on the alternative charts; over 20 million YouTube views; over 55 million streams) is more than well deserved.
“Novocaine”’s huge success (it beat out Billie Eilish for the #1 spot on the Alternative Radio Chart), landed the track on Vevo’s “Most Watched Alternative Video List.” It was also featured in the Season 4 trailer of HULU’s Veronica Mars, and on Now That’s What I Call Music. Additionally, TUC tunes have been featured on Ray Donovan, ABC’s American Idol, FOX’s The Four, NFL’s Super Bowl 2018 playoffs, ESPN’s 2018 Indy 500 programming, Fox Sports and more. Along the way, on tours with Sublime, With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy, the band earned acclaim from The New York Times, Nylon, and Esquire.
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