Candlebox Review


Supernova (new music video + UK Tour)

Eternal Sound Records / Pavement Entertainment

Release Date: 17th October 2016


Candlebox – Seattle, Washington


Genre: Rock


Ahead of their UK tour this January, Candlebox, the influential, multi-platinum rock band from the powerful 90’s Seattle music movement, have released a new music video ‘Supernova’.

Watch ‘Supernova’ (official music video)

With the band winding down 2016 with a U.S West Coast tour, and preparing for their UK Tour this January, it’s no wonder the new video for ‘Supernova’, taken from the latest album, ‘Disappearing in Airports’, is dedicated to capturing Candlebox on stage.

“We wanted a video that represents us, who we are, what we’re like on and off the road,” says vocalist Kevin Martin. “This video gives the viewer a special insight into Candlebox and the personalities of each member, but it also shows just how special our bond is with our music and how much we love playing live.”

Martin goes on to say, ‘Supernova’ is about that moment when you get absolutely blown away by a lover. When there’s no turning back; you know you’re totally blown away. It’s provocative and personal and written from my own experience, just like the other songs on the album. I’ve only ever been able to write about what I know — my experiences, good or bad, I’ve written about them.”

Formed in Seattle in 1991, Candlebox was the first successful act on Madonna’s Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy. The band went quadruple platinum with their 1993 self-titled debut and released two more acclaimed and top-selling albums (1995’s ‘Lucy’ and 1998’s ‘Happy Pills’) before going on a hiatus in 2000. Candlebox regrouped with a 2006 tour, then put out ‘Into the Sun’ in 2008, followed by 2012’s ‘Love Stories & Other Musings’, and now they are back, with the new album ‘Disappearing in Airports’.

Candlebox remains one of the most highly requested and played groups on radio, including the band’s mega hits ‘Far Behind’ and ‘You’.

‘Disappearing in Airports’ is out now via Eternal Sound Records / Pavement Entertainment. Candlebox live / JANUARY 2017 / U.K TOUR (with special guests, Jeff Angell’s Staticland)

17th – Reading – Sub 89

18th – Southampton – Talking Heads

20th – Sheffield – The Plug

21st – Newcastle – Think Tank

22nd – Glasgow – G2

24th – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms

25th – Cardiff – The Globe

26th – Bristol– The Fleece

27th – London – Underworld

28th – Milton Keynes – Crawford Arms



The name Candlebox doesn’t conjure up images of a rock band that is until you hear them and then they are the Catherine Wheel among the candles! The band bring with them that Seattle sound and believe me after visiting the place, you can take it from me, that once it grips the experience never leaves!

Candlebox have produced an amazing sound that needs to be savoured. The lyrics really grab you and become embedded in your mind, so much so you just can’t ‘shake it off’

From the start the track has that urgent feel that just grows and instantly captures a bewitching and taunting sound that is extremely addictive.

The prolonged melodies and the increased drama the track produces is highly pleasurable, spiced with outstanding riffs and turbulent rhythms, no wonder they are in such high demand!

Let’s hope the band don’t ‘Disappear in Airports’ any time soon!

Look out for them on tour in 2017 and capture your own little piece of Seattle!







Kevin Martin – Vocals

Dave Krusen – Drums

Mike Leslie –   Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Brian Quinn – Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Adam Kury – Bass

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