The Unlikely Candidates’ songs have over 10 million listens on Spotify and the band has over 210,000 Monthly Listeners.
“The sonics range from Led Zeppelin to The Strokes, with sleek, infectious riffage and smart, catchy vocals.” – Fort Worth Weekly
“… Unlikely Candidates bring poppy adult alternative that you’ll love if you’re a fan of bands like Imagine Dragons or Grouplove.” – NBC San Diego
“…the Unlikely Candidates was the biggest surprise at last year’s City of Trees shindig at Bonney Field, peddling some ultra sharp, melodically blistering alt-pop rock with just the right amount of roughness around the edges.” – The Sacramento Bee
“…soaring, sing-along-ready earworms with sky-high ambitions. It’s indie rock made for stadium-sized crowds… moving from the Mumford-esque acoustic anthem ‘Just Breathe’ to the electro-pop of ‘Ringer.’” – Aspen Times
“…this new direction finds the band successfully becoming everything Panic! at the Disco tries so hard to be.” – Central Track
“’Ringer’ could be the most fun alternative rock song of the year…The Unlikely Candidates should be household names right now, the band’s always been that good. With their new EP, they get to prove it. Here’s hoping that in 2017 they earn the rep they deserve.” – Alternative Addiction 4.5/5 Star Review
- The Unlikely Candidates are currently playing throughout the US on their “The People’s Choice” headline tour as well as playing other select dates and big radio shows in support of their Bed Of Liars EP that was released on February 17, 2017.
- MySpacerecently named The Unlikely Candidates the “…number one pick for who you must see at SXSW this year.” In the past, they were mentioned in The New York Times and Esquire as a must-see band to see at SXSW as well.
- VEVO premiered the video their song “Ringer.” Watch it HERE. The video represents a massive global effort by the band who wanted to have people from all over the world participate in playing out all their interesting and weird ideas. With the help of Fiverr, the world’s largest marketplace for creative and digital services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, they helped the band achieve a first of its kind creation resulting in submissions from over 27 countries, including some as far reaching as Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Mozambique. Other submissions that made it into the video were from the US, France, Jamaica, South Africa, India, Australia, Germany, Philippines, Ukraine, Serbia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Venezuela, Haiti, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Argentina, and Greece. The video took Singer Kyle Morris over 200 hours over two and a half months piecing it together with director Adam VillaSenor
- The band has played Bonnaroo, Firefly, Riot Fest and have toured with St. Lucia, Nothing But Thieves, Weathers, and The Moth & The Flame. The Unlikely Candidates were selected as part of Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program, and “Ringer” has enjoyed extensive in-store play with major brands including Whole Foods and Guess Jeans stores nationwide.
The Unlikely Candidates Tour Dates (More TBA):
April 28 @ Atrium @ Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Cemetery Sun & Fame Riot
April 29 @ Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
May 1 @ Downtown Artery – Fort Collins, CO
May 4 @ Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
May 6 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
May 9 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
May 10 @ Middle East – Boston, MA
May 11 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 13 @ BB&T Pavilion / 104.5 Birthday Bash – Camden, NJ (w/Kings Of Leon, 1975, more)
May 14 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion / DC 101 Kerfuffle – Washington, DC (w/Kings Of Leon, Weezer, Fitz and the Tantrums, more)
May 16 @ The Basement – Nashville, TN
May 17 @ Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
May 19 @ Main at South Side – Fort Worth, TX
May 27 @ Vinoy Park / 97X BBQ – St Petersburg, FL (w/ Grouplove, Milky Chance)
May 28 @ Pompano Beach Amphitheaer – Pomano Beach, FL
June 10 @ Laurel School Campus / Laurelive – Novelty, OH (w/The Head And The Heart, Gary Clark Jr, Young The Giant, more)