The Long Weekend

After a prolonged pandemic absence from performing, Candi’s Dog returned to the stage at Harewood House last week.  With our last gig so far in the past we were a bit uneasy, wondering if we could still play (or if we ever could), but rather than dip our toes back in the water we wadedContinue reading “The Long Weekend”

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Review of 2016

It’s that time of year again; the time when we reflect on the ups and downs of the previous year.  You’ll notice Candi’s Dog have left it almost to the last minute, not the 12th December when Spotify gave me my music listening stats of 2016 or the tragically premature TV programme I watched beforeContinue reading “Review of 2016”

My Beautiful Launderette Gig

It’s been a few months since anyone reviewed a Candi’s Dog gig, so I thought I’d better do the job myself.  Obviously what you’re about to read will not be entirely balanced, but I’ll try to stay away from the ‘OMG THEY WERE SOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ end of things where I possibly can. A couple ofContinue reading “My Beautiful Launderette Gig”

Recording Again

Summer has seen Candi’s Dog back in the studio recording our new single and EP.  I say studio, I really mean Matthew’s shed and, believe me, there are few things less conducive to creativity than being trapped in a sweltering hot shed with two other sweaty people you already spend far too much time with. Continue reading “Recording Again”

I Couldn’t Ask For More

It’s strange when you finally decide it’s over; that enough is enough; you can do no more, a line has been drawn and you need to move on. Not the end of Candi’s Dog, of course, but of our recent recording sessions. The final mixes have been agreed on, artwork signed off and the wholeContinue reading “I Couldn’t Ask For More”

All About The Bass

I keep getting reminded that it’s been seven months since our last blog post.  I could think of all kinds of genuine excuses and fabricate more, but the simple reason is we’ve had a bit of a blockage. Time after time I’ve sat down with my laptop, waiting for something to happen, but nothing comes.Continue reading “All About The Bass”

Must Be Funny, In A Rich Man’s World

“Who writes your songs?” we are often asked at gigs. “We share songwriting credits between us” is the simple answer and sometimes this is enough. Sometimes not though and we are then asked, “but who actually writes your songs”. OK, so I’ll tell you, but first a cautionary tale. In our last blog I gaveContinue reading “Must Be Funny, In A Rich Man’s World”

Money, Money, Money

With the close of the financial year looming, I will soon be mired in the tedium of working out how much we have earned from our music. My feelings on completion of this task can be summed up in two questions: “Is that all we earned?” “Why do we even bother?” I’m reminded of aContinue reading “Money, Money, Money”

Matthew’s Mid-Month Moustache Memorandum

Matthew has been at this Movember thing for half a month now and, I must say, he has surpassed my very low expectations of his development. I had thought that seeing his moustache would require a Rosetta-like craft landing on his upper lip and beaming back close up pictures, but here it is visible toContinue reading “Matthew’s Mid-Month Moustache Memorandum”

Goodbye Jack

After our recent gig with R.J. Thompson we were interviewed by Dawn of Record Overplayed. Buoyed up by what we felt was a very successful gig, we had the exuberance of a four year old after a two litre bottle of Coke and a similar level of articulation. Editing that half hour of nonsense intoContinue reading “Goodbye Jack”