Trash Candy is a pop/punk band from Maribor, Slovenia (EU), formed in 2009. They are Shana* (vocals), Martin (guitar), Jernej (guitar), Tine (bass, vocals), and Tomaz (drums). They consider themselves “a punk influenced rock band, rather than a punk-rock act.” Trash Candy is highly recommended for fans of Paramore, Tonight Alive, We Are The In Crowd, etc. Trash Candy sings entirely in English.

*Shana replaced Trash Candy‘s original vocalist Pija in 2014.

Selected discography:

What’s Your Story? (2011). 10 tracks. Choice cuts: “Dance”, “Once Again”. Other good cuts: “Fighting With Forever”, “A Perfect Day”, “Consider It Done”, “Promises”, “Why Bother Trying?”, “False Impressions”, “How Can I”, “Going Nowhere”.

“Coffee and Cigarettes” (2011). A cover of the 2010 song by American rock band Never Shout Never.

“Wonderful Christmastime” (2011). A cover of the 1979 Christmas classic by Paul McCartney.

“Kanma” (2012). An original non-album track. Lyrics in Slovenian.

Running From Something, Searching For Anything (2013). 11 tracks. Choice cuts: “Remember!”, “Rush Hour”, “We’re All In the Same Boat”. Other good cuts: “Under the Gun”, “Q&A”, “Reality Check”, “The Comfort Zone”, “Live It Up”, “Time-Lapse”, “Out With the Old, In With the New”, “Break a Leg”.

Focus (2015). 12 tracks. Choice cuts: “The Way I Feel Now”, “Should Have Listened”, “LoneWolf”. Other good cuts: “Something To Believe In”, “Wasted”, “You Matter”, “Useless”, “Living Dead”, “The Downfall”, “Calling Me Names”, “Not a Part of This”, “Light In Your Eyes”.

“There, There” (2016). A cover of the 2013 song by American pop/punk band The Wonder Years.

“Mrs. Potato Head” (2016). A cover of the 2015 song by Melanie Martinez.

Selected videos:

Artist links: website/Facebook/Bandcamp/YouTube

My thoughts… “So if you’re up for catchy choruses, strong lyrics and powerful live performances, Trash Candy might just be your new favourite band.” That’s what they say. Well, Trash Candy is my new favorite band! I found Trash Candy when the video for “Should Have Listened” appeared as a recommendation on YouTube while I was looking for new videos by The Dollyrots for my recent update (here). I clicked on it and I was hooked! Well, the truth is that listening to the singles “The Way I Feel Now” and “LoneWolf” helped to seal the deal! “Something To Believe In”, “Wasted” and “You Matter” should all be singles as well! Shana has a fantastic voice and sings with nary an accent to be heard. Listen to all the songs from Trash Candy‘s recent album Focus on YouTube (here) with intros by the lovely vocalist herself. Then, go buy the album! The band’s previous vocalist Pija has a great voice with nary an accent, too. I think she sounds a little bit like Nina Gordon [ex-Veruca Salt]. Hopefully, Trash Candy is working on album #4 [Shana’s album #2]!

So, check ’em out because “Trash Candy might just be your new favourite band!”

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