The Unlikely Candidates

Texas-based Alt-Rock band The Unlikely Candidates released a preview of their first, highly anticipated full-length album, Panther Island, on March 18. "Sunshine" is the lead single from the album, due out May 20, 2022.

Marooned in their hometown of Panther City, Panther Island includes previously released singles and new songs written and refined from lessons learned throughout their time in the industry. "High Low," a previously released single that will be featured on the album, was recorded in lead singer Kyle Morris' Texas apartment. "The record is a kaleidoscopic landscape of genre and style that changes from song to song, a greatest hits of the sonic worlds the band has inhabited over the years," says Morris.

"Thematically it's just as varied, shifting from songs about the chaos on the streets and loneliness behind the phone screens of America during the pandemic, to humorous tales of twenty-something malaise and the many ways the heart breaks; when love or loved ones are lost. At the heart of this album is the ethos of taking a bad situation and making something of it. It was written during the pandemic while the world was shut down, by a band who has hit enough roadblocks to delay a debut album nine years."

"Sunshine," written by Morris and Derek Fuhrmann, is a nostalgic song about wishing to go back to a time when things felt a little easier and the world was more hopeful. Morris calls this his "apocalypse song" that "tries to capture the paranoia and loneliness of feeling trapped in a room, viewing the world from a phone." Signed to Another Century, a subsidiary of Sony Music, The Unlikely Candidates are best known for their 2019 hit "Novocaine," which reached #1 on the Alternative Charts.

Past Shows


Jun
22
nd
2022
Turf Club
Jun
22
nd
2022
Turf Club

The Unlikely Candidates

with White Line Darko
Mar
25
th
2020
icehouse MPLS
Mar
25
th
2020
icehouse MPLS
Cancelled

The Unlikely Candidates

with ZERO 9:36 and The Federal Empire
Nov
15
th
2019
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Nov
15
th
2019
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

The Score

with The Unlikely Candidates and The Orphan The Poet
Apr
6
th
2019
7th St Entry
Apr
6
th
2019
7th St Entry

The Brevet and The Unlikely Candidates

with HENRY JAMES PATTERSON
Jul
12
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
12
th
2016
7th St Entry

Holy White Hounds

with The Unlikely Candidates, TABAH and Whiskey Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

More Shows

Aug
19
th
Turf Club

Sleeping Jesus

with Dark Bunny and Grand Courriers
Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Monolink

Oct
2
nd
7th St Entry

Cochise