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Pop, Post Punk

Candy Opera – These Days Are Ours


Candy Opera are a 1960’s inspired pop band who originally formed in Liverpool as far back as 1982. Despite interest from a couple of labels nothing came to fruition and the band disbanded a decade later with demo recordings preserved for prosperity. Fast forward to 2017 and Uwe Weigmann, one of the founder members of German label Firestation Records which specialises in British music, heard some of the aforementioned demos. After tracking down band members the label collated the band’s output, releasing them on 2018’s 45 Revolutions Per Minute.

The band unsurprisingly reformed drawing on members from all eras of their existence and are now releasing their debut album almost four decades after forming, in the shape of The Patron Saint Of Heartache. The album will be released by A Turntable Friend Records on November 13th 2020. Unlucky for some maybe but not for us based on the preview single These Days Are Ours which has that quintessentially Liverpudlian sound which moi, despite being an East Londoner born and bred, has been so fond of all my life. It’s a glorious pop song and features Paul Simpson (Wild Swans) on backing vocals and is fast becoming a staple on my playlists.

The Patron Saint Of Heartache will be released on limited heavy green and black vinyl editions alongside CD and digital formats. It can pre-ordered from here.

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