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Best Ex

Ice Cream Anti Social

Alcopop! Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 
Best Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have signed to Alcopop! Records and their first release for the label is the wonderfully titled Ice Cream Anti Social EP, that is due for release on the on 14th July 2017. This six track EP is the first to be released under the band’s new moniker and sees the band heading into a new indie fuelled poppier direction, Ice Cream Anti Social is a glistening artistic re-imagination for the band, one that sees the band take the heartfelt lyricism and hooks from their previous punkier releases as Candy Hearts and bring them into their new looser and poppier direction.
 
Girlfriend opens things with a distinctly electro pop influenced opener, despite the change in style I can hear how this song would have sounded if it had been recorded in their previous incarnation, the whole EP has a poppy indie sheen that’s underpinned by an electro pop feel and the guitars are now very much playing second fiddle to the indie sheen and ethereal vocals. Whilst I preferred the more punky style of Candy Hearts the songwriting that characterised their previous releases is still very much alive, it’s just realised in a much more summery and poppy manner.
 
This is a summery blast of electronic indie pop, for me I personally preferred the sweet pop punk delivery of the previous albums, but if you were a fan of Candy Hearts then the melodies and shining vocals that were their trademark are still present and just as likely to melt your heart. It’s a brave move for a band to make such a dramatic shift in style, and after hearing the new direction the band has taken you can understand why they changed their name rather than continue as Candy Hearts. This new direction won’t be for everyone, but for those who enjoy a slice of summery indie pop then Ice Cream Anti Social may be just what you’re looking for.
 
Ice Cream Anti Social can be pre-ordered via Alcopop! Records here and via Bandcamp here
 

Best Ex To Release ‘Ice Cream Anti Social’ EP

Best Ex ICSBest Ex, formerly known as Candy Hearts, have signed to Alcopop! Records for the release of their new EP, Ice Cream Anti Social, that is due out on July 14th. The six track EP is the first to be released under the band’s new moniker and they have announced a lengthy US tour from 25th June to 21st July alongside The Promise of Redemption, Baggage and June Divided.

The Ice Cream Anti Social EP can be pre-ordered here and the track Someday can be streamed here

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Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) – Girlfriend

Candy-Hearts-band-2014NJ/NY pop punk act Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Girlfriend” and is the first new material since Acoustic Hearts, which dropped back in 2015 via Bridge 9 Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Promise Of Redemption Announce US Tour With Best Ex

promise_of_redemption_best_ex_tourPromise of Redemption, the solo project of Shane Henderson from Valencia, has announced a summer tour with Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts), the tour also features Kozie, June Divided and Baggage. Power Of Redemption‘s latest album, Where You Ought To Be, is an eclectic mixture of fully produced and raw emotional acoustic songs, the album perfectly captures Shane’s wide range of musical influences. 

Where You Ought To Be is now available here

Power Of Redemption and Best-Ex‘s tour dates can be viewed below Read More…