- 11 Nov 22
Basing their sound on "imagining what would happen if Blindboy, Mike Skinner and Jamiroquai went for a boozy night out in Bray and wrote an album about it," the quartet are back with another fantastic single.
Hilariously talented Bray-based band, Scustin, have released another single in their series of "pub talk" tracks, this time titled 'The Candyman'.
Already part of their incredible live set, 'The Candyman' tells the tale of two argumentative patrons of the Irish music scene who meet at their favourite music venue. Pints are flowing, accusations are made and chaos ensues.
Immersing the listener in Scustin's world through interactive storytelling, atmospheric guitar textures, funky rhythms, spoken word and catchy melodies, 'The Candyman' adds another level to this band's incredibly unusual approach to recorded music.
Self-declared purveyors of post-funk, the quartet blend humorous storytelling with a jazzy funk take on indie rock throughout this track.
'The Candyman' marks a maturing in quality of the band's recorded work, with the energy of their live sets somewhat caught in this recording process. Unlike their other releases, this track shows off the dynamic energy and combination of craic and quality musicality the band aim to harness.
Beginning their gigging circuit in January, the band have quickly become renowned for their interactive, high energy live shows. Such energy saw them score slots at the major Irish festivals, All Together Now and Electric Picnic, also selling out dates around the country.
Becoming frequenters of the Windmill in Brixton, the group return to the UK for a weekend of gigging in London after their latest drop, which includes a Brixton date on November 25.
Following this, the four will return to the studio, with the hope of releasing more music early 2023 and return to an Irish tour in April/May time.
Check out the group's latest drop, 'The Candyman', below.