New Release: Candy Ambulance Single – “Cooks In the Kitchen”

Candy Ambulance

About the Band:
Formed in the summer of 2014, grunge-influenced Candy Ambulance of upstate NY are Caitlin Barker, Jesse Bolduc & Jon Cantiello. Lifelong friends and musical mates, Bolduc & Cantiello rescued Barker from a wealthy engagement prospect and whisked her away to the land of DIY punk. Poppy melodies, dynamic vocal changes and half-naked live shows have solidified this rock trio as always entertaining, unabashed fun.

Boasting a healthy and frequent tour schedule the band has played with notable acts such as Screaming Females, Speedy Ortiz, Daddy Issues, and Dorothy.

” New York’s scrappiest 3 piece, released a new single on Wednesday entitled ‘Weekday’. The definitive next step for the band’s voice, ‘Weekday’ sounds like the soundtrack to a grown-up slumber party in the best way possible—a sonic impersonation of late comfy nights spent dishing with friends over a 30-rack.”-Matthew Faux, Midwest Action

“Cooks In the Kitchen” single off their upcoming EP Spray

For Fans Of: Bully, Screaming Females, Hole, Charly Bliss, The Breeders

Opening with the sound of water trickling in the background, a very open, raw, and live atmosphere is built for the track. The band described the song as “written in a lonely, empty space and recorded in the same,” as lead vocalist Caitlin Barker provides a powerful solo vocal intro, with a simple guitar melody in support, before the full band kicks in.Candy Ambulance band 2

Candy Ambulance had the pleasure of recording in the comfort of their own home, which comes across as an honest and fresh sound throughout all of their tracks on their upcoming EP Spray. “We’ve built a respectable in-home studio over the years we’ve been a band so it was a blast recording Spray at our place,” they described. “It was liberating to jump around or scream to pull up some energy. Caitlin did vocal takes lying on the floor and kicking her legs. We think it translated that we were pumped.”

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“Cooks In the Kitchen” comes as the third single off the band’s upcoming EP Spray, which released on February 16. Previous singles include “Weekday” and the title track “Spray”. The band is preparing to kick off an east coast / mid-western U.S. tour in support; dates below.

Candy Ambulance commented, “Touring is such a badass experience that we look forward to more each time we get out there. Like, ‘who will we meet/where will we sleep/how long can we survive on hard-boiled eggs and PBR?’. Not everyone’s ideal way to spend time but we thrive on it.”

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“Cooks In the Kitchen” and previous singles are available for stream and purchase now on BandcampiTunesSpotify and all major digital retailers.


Friday, February 23 – Bric-A-Brac Records (day show) – Chicago, IL
Friday, February 23 – Cole’s – Chicago, IL
Saturday, February 24 – Milf Crate – Aurora, IL
Sunday, February 25 – DZ Records – Hickory Hills, IL (live session filming, day)
Sunday, February 25 – Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, February 27 – WZRD 88.3 FM – Chicago, IL (live session)
Thursday, March 1 – Bottle and Barrel – Alton, IL
Friday, March 2 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
Saturday, March 3 – Front of House Lounge – Springfield, MO
Monday, March 5 – Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
Wednesday, March 7 – Flicker Bar – Athens, GA
Thursday, March 8 – The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, March 9 – Arcana – Durham, NC
Saturday, March 10 – Pourhouse – Raleigh, NC
Sunday, March 11 – Galaxy Hut – Washington, DC
Monday, March 19 – One Caroline – Saratoga Springs, NY
Friday, March 30  – River Street Pub  – Troy, NY


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