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Swedish Death Candy Announce Second Album Are You Nervous? Released 27th September 2019 Via Hassle Records

Swedish Death Candy Announce Second Album Are You Nervous? Released 27th September 2019 Via Hassle Records

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) London-based international acid rockers SWEDISH DEATH CANDY are delighted to announce that their second album, Are You Nervous?, will be released later this year on 27th September 2019 via Hassle Records. "Environmental issues, technological advances…it feels like we're on the brink of massive change," says frontman Louis Perry of the new record, "so Are You Nervous? felt like an appropriate title..."

The album is available to preorder now, with separate limited colour vinyl pressings available via the band's official store and independent retailers:

Alongside the album, the quartet are also pleased to announce a huge run of live appearances including extensive EU tour dates and festival appearances, and a November 2019 run of UK headline tour dates, including their biggest London headline show to date at The Moth Club on 13th November.

To celebrate the news, the band have released lead single 'Modern Child'—a track about an orphaned child born in the future to robot carers, that weaves Perry's disparate interests together perfectly, illustrating how taking a creative approach to storytelling on the new record allowed him to examine topics from multiple perspectives.

"I'm a sci-fi fan," says Perry, "and for me the best science fiction is generally a social commentary based in a futuristic universe. I feel like we're living in that time. We aren't far from the future that a lot of the classic sci-fi novels refer to. This story doesn't feel that far fetched considering how large of an effect technology has on the youth of today," Perry continues to reason. "My six year old sister can use computers and tablets like it's second nature. The internet has had a huge influence on our upbringing, and even I can't imagine what a modern child's perception of technology is, considering that they've never lived without it.

Recorded with Tobin Jones and assistant engineer Lucas Mendez at The Park Studios in Wembley, Are You Nervous? is a deeper delve into the band's sprawling cultural influences than they've ever committed to tape before. Whilst retaining their core psych-sound, there's a heaviness to SDC that seems latent within the band; gut-twisting, rolling riffs, dripping in distortion, ooze naturally from their skin like psychoactive substances from a toxic frog.

'A Date With Caligula'/'Green'—SDC's previous stand-alone 7" single released earlier this year—picked up praise from the likes of Louder Sound, Planet Rock Radio, and Kerrang! Global Creative Director/MOJO contributing editor Phil Alexander. Rounding out the end of last year with three exhaustive months of European touring, SDC kicked off 2019 on a short stretch of dates with Dutch psych rockers DeWolff, and an extensive run of dates supporting Nashville rock band All Them Witches, with appearances at Raw Power Festival, Sonic Whip Festival, DesertFest Berlin, and more.

Are You Nervous? Is released 27th September 2019 via Hassle Records - preorder now:

Swedish Death Candy live dates:

Friday 19th - Leeuwarden, Welcome To The Village Festival
Saturday 20th - Loshausen, World Music Festival
Thursday 25th - Mank, Beserlpark Festival
Friday 26th - Neuensee, Rock im Wald
Saturday 27th - Minden, Weserlieder Open Air

Saturday 7th - Potsdam, Rock am Loschteich
Thursday 26th - Den Bosch, Willem Twee
Friday 27th - Den Haag, Zwarte Ruiter
Sunday 29th - Groningen, Plato Planet

Saturday 5th - Southsea, Dials Festival
Wednesday 23rd - Cologne, MTC
Thursday 24th - Leipzig, Ilses Erika
Friday 25th - Hamburg, Hafenklang
Sunday 27th - Dresden, Groovestation
Tuesday 29th - Munich, Milla
Wednesday 30th - Nurnberg, Z-Bau
Thursday 31st - Ulm, Kradhalle

Wednesday 6th - Brighton, The Prince Albert
Thursday 7th - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Friday 8th - Manchester, YES Basement
Saturday 9th - Bristol, The Lanes
Wednesday 13th - London, Moth Club
Friday 15th - Aldershot, West End Centre
Saturday 16th - Leeds, Headrow House
Sunday 17th - Sheffield, Record Junkee
Wednesday 27th - Nantes, Scene Michelet
Thursday 28th - Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
Friday 29th - Paris, Espace B
Saturday 30th - Lyon, Le Sonic

Tickets on sale now from

Swedish Death Candy online:

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Louis Perry - Vocals / Guitar
Francesco Codardo - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Jiwoon Whang - Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals
Marco Ninni - Drums

More info on Swedish Death Candy:

Pulling influence from the likes of Black Sabbath to Queens of The Stone Age via Can and The Beatles to Oasis, SDC's music ebbs and flows from beautiful soundscapes to hellish psychedelic trips, all focused through a barrage of increasingly crushing riffs slathered in distortion and utilising as many FX pedals as seems humanly possibly.

A live force to be reckoned with, anyone who's seen them performing in the flesh will testify that SDC are capable of upstaging most bands they play with, no matter how skilled or established. Whilst out in Europe, not only were they selected for a filmed session with Seattle's infamous KEXP at Transmuicales, but they also performed their debut album top to bottom for legendary French Music show 'Album de la Semaine' on CANAL+ (whose recent guests include Idles and The Breeders).

Early support slots with Wand, Yak and Kvelertak all opened the door to critical praise from Dan P Carter at Radio 1, NME, Clash Magazine, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, and The Metro, with performances at festivals such as Eurosonic, Transmusicales and Desertfest cementing their reputation as one of the most incendiary new live bands on the circuit.

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