The Unlikely Candidates Release Lyric Video for “Novocaine”

Rising Alt-pop quintet The Unlikely Candidates have released the lyric video for their hit song, “Novocaine”. The unique lyric video was filmed in lead guitarist, Brent Carney’s, Dad’s bar in Fort Worth Texas and fast forwards through a night of drinking by the bar all while the catchy lyrics of “Novocaine” appear on the screen. Watch the video now below.

Novocaine” skyrocketed in popularity since the music video was released a couple months ago, garnering over 5.2 million views on YouTube and over 9 million worldwide streams to date. The track is also featured in the season 4 trailer of HULU’s popular TV show Veronica Mars. “Novocaine” is currently climbing the Alternative radio chart at #32 and was New York’s Alt 92.3Pick Of The Week”.

The Unlikely Candidates are gearing up to hit the road with Mariana’s Trench, followed by a handful of shows with the Goo Goo Dolls. For more information on the band’s upcoming tour and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website HERE.

“Novocaine” follows the release of The Unlikely Candidates tracks “Strange Love”, “Oh My Dear Lord”, “Bells”, and “Best I Ever Had”. The five-piece’s music has received praise from outlets like The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Nylon, Alternative Press, Baeble, and many more. The tracks have also been featured on shows like ABC’s American IdolFOX’s The FourNFL’s Super Bowl 2018 playoffsESPN’s 2018 Indy 500 programming, Fox Sports and more. “Oh My Dear Lord” has racked up over 13 million Worldwide streams. Due to the track’s success, FOX Sports and the MLB both named The Unlikely Candidates as “Artist of the Month”.

Flaunting outsider panache and theatrical hooks as oversized as their home state of Texas, The Unlikely Candidates formed at a high school party before going on to release three EPs and log countless miles on the road alongside everyone from Sublime With RomeThe Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy. Most recently, 2017’s Bed of Liars spawned “Your Love Could Start A War,” which clocked over 15 million Worldwide streams and charted in the top 40 at Alternative Radio. Along the way, the band has earned acclaim from the likes of The New York TimesAXSEsquire and more. The quintet kicked off 2018 by releasing a Deluxe Edition of their Danger To Myself EP, which features the single “Oh My Dear Lord.” More recently, The Unlikely Candidates wrapped up a co-headlining U.S. tour with Brick + Mortar before releasing their new song, “Best I Ever Had,” which has over 1.9 million streams Worldwide.


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