Alternative radio chart toppers The Unlikely Candidates drop their new radio single “Gemini” via The Orchard. Purchase and stream the track HERE.
“Gemini is about the face we show the ones we love and the face we keep for ourselves, and all that is lost in translation between the two,” states The Unlikely Candidates frontman Kyle Morris. “I was coming to the end of a relationship where I felt like I didn’t really know the other person because I never saw that true unfiltered side of them and they never saw that side of me. As the relationship fell apart the distance between those two faces got wider and it became a guessing game of what we were thinking and feeling. It finally ended and I never completely got to know who that other person was. We both had two faces but all we ever showed was one.’
We have never really cared what kind of song we wrote as long as it was good. We are big fans of The Beatles and Blur for that. So when we started writing for the album we took off all the filters and stopped caring what someone might want to hear from us and let our influences run wild. Out of that Gemini was born and it’s one of my favorite things we’ve ever done. Even though it may be one of the most different songs we’ve written in some respects, it also felt just as honest to who we are.”
“Gemini” follows the release of The Unlikely Candidates’ previous radio singles, “High Low” and the band’s breakout song “Novocaine”. Stay tuned for more details on forthcoming releases by following the band on socials.
Formed in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008, The Unlikely Candidates have released three EP’s since 2013, and are grateful that years of hardship and hard work finally yielded rabid fans and rave reviews. As the song goes: It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll and in the case of The Unlikely Candidates–one of the most energetic alt-rock bands to ever take a stage–their long journey includes years of crisscrossing the U.S. on tour; record label fiascos; bones broken on stage; and tour bus disasters. So the success of 2019’s impossibly catchy single “Novocaine” (#1 on the alternative charts; over 33 million YouTube views; over 55 million streams) is more than well deserved. “Novocaine”’s huge success (it beat out Billie Eilish for the #1 spot on the Alternative Radio Chart), landed the track on Vevo’s “Most Watched Alternative Video List.” It was also featured in the Season 4 trailer of HULU’s Veronica Mars, and on Now That’s What I Call Music. Additionally, TUC tunes have been featured on Ray Donovan, ABC’s American Idol, FOX’s The Four, NFL’s Super Bowl 2018 playoffs, ESPN’s 2018 Indy 500programming, Fox Sports and more. Along the way, on tours with Sublime, With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy, the band earned acclaim from top tier outlets.
The Unlikely Candidates is Kyle Morris (vocals), Brenton Carney (lead guitar), Cole Male (guitar), Jared Hornbeek(bass) and Kevin Goddard (drums).
The Unlikely Candidates Tour Dates:
7/29 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
7/31 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
8/6 – Thomas, WV – The Purple Fiddle
8/7 – Centreville, VA – Darn Good Music Festival
8/9 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
8/10 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI
8/11 – Green Bay, WI – Gather on Broadway
8/12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
8/13 – Omaha, NE – Omaha Performing Arts
8/19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
8/20 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
8/21 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
8/22 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
8/27 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
8/28 – Austin, TX – The Austin Bat Fest
9/2 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall
9/3 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
9/5 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
9/17 – Decorah, IA – Luther College
9/18 – Cape Girardeau, MO – Shipyard Music Festival
10/7 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
10/9 – Lancaster, PA – Tellus360
10/10 – Washington DC – Union Stage
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy Philly
10/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
10/14 – Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den at the Mohegan Sun Casino