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candytree biography

This incarnation of 'candytree' formed in February 2008, comprising: Vince Cullen (drums, keyboards, songwriting and production) Anthony Holgate (guitars and songwriting) Jehanne Saaidah (vocals and songwriting) Matt Hill (guitars and songwriting) Carl Hansen (bass guitar)

Hair by aliens – whispers in a glass garden: There is no band philosophy. Philosophy plays with the mind – music with the soul; with our emotions - although we do like to play with both. You see, we are PLAYFUL! When you are single music is your lover – when you are in a relationship with another, she, or he, becomes your mistress or mister-ess; your secret.An intense affair filled with all that that brings.

We sprinkle our Duse in a glass garden so that she becomes drenched in verbena; waterfalls in sound – an immersion occasionally torn through and bled back with sonic mayhem. Atoms split; velcro rips, and there is the promise of something frenzied; the edge of ecstasy. Sex whispers, enticingly, and a heart fills with graffiti: she is redeemed!          

candytree philosophy

'candytree' is a band and not a 'brand'; a distinction that sometimes seems to have escaped the zeitgeist's attention. candytree curled up in our metaphorical 'queen size' in February 2008 and started dropping pixies in your static with increased verve and abandon.

We write songs, music (whatever you perceive it to be) that should cause you to throw furniture in a fit of ecstatic abandon or reel you into moments of quiet euphoric contemplation. It should RELEASE you from any state of torpor in which you may – and only may – at times find yourself, hopelessly helplessly confined. 

We do this for love-stuck and starstruck valentines.Feel the gentle and sometimes passionate brutality of these kisses of unconfined passion and desire as we aviate and avatar, towards you and with you.