The Unlikely Candidates Hit Top 10 on Alternative Radio with “Novocaine”
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Don't look now, but The Unlikely Candidates are surging with their latest single, "Novocaine."
Don’t look now, but The Unlikely Candidates are surging with their latest single, “Novocaine.” So far, the song has accrued approximately 8.5 million streams on Spotify and is in the top 10 at alternative radio. The music video for the song is a hit too. It’s been streamed over 10 million times on YouTube and over 17 million worldwide streams.
The recent success for The Unlikely Candidates has been a grind. They’ve been active for over a decade with a few highs and plenty of lows. It seems appropriate that “Novocaine” has been out since May and it’s only starting to really get attention seven months later. A huge amount of credit is due to the band and their current partners for continuing to push and believe in a great song when it didn’t get the attention it deserved instantly.
The band released a very cool lyric/time-lapse video for the song at the end of the summer. The video was filmed in lead guitarist Brent Carney’s Dad’s bar in Forth Worth, Texas. The video provided a shot in the arm to the song.
The Unlikely Candidates spent most of 2019 touring nonstop with the likes of The Score, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Mariana’s Trench. After a short break for the holidays the band will be back on tour starting in January for a run of headline dates starting in Covington, Kentucky.
THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES TOUR DATES
December 11 – Bakersfield, CA – The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
December 12 – Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
December 13 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre
December 15 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Main Street Armory
December 18 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
January 5 – Covington, KY – Madison Live!
January 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
January 8 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford
January 9 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
January 10 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
January 11 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
January 13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
January 15 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
January 17 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
January 18 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
January 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
January 21 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
January 22 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
For a little holiday cheer from the band, listen to their track “Father Christmas.”