16 January 2019


Swedish Death Candy / Notnowkato / Kolars / This Wonderful Life

Swedish Death Candy / Notnowkato / Kolars / This Wonderful Life


Swedish Death Candy make loud, heavyweight, powerful melodic rock, and sound like no other band out there right now. Following their formation in 2014, Swedish Death Candy quickly set about releasing a small collection of demos. After playing a number of tumultuous live shows, including support slots with Wand, Yak and Kvelertak, the band were soon grabbing the attention of music fans, peers and industry.

The band’s early and swift momentum resulted in their signing with Hassle Records, with the label releasing the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Liquorice’ in 2015. The EP contained the single ‘Living Your Life Away’ and gathered critical praise from the likes of Dan P Carter at BBC Radio 1, NME and Wonderland. Swedish Death Candy released their self-titled debut album in November 2017. The album was written and recorded at Park Studios in Wembley Park, London, and produced and engineered by Tobin Jones and Lucas Mendez.

Video for ‘Last Dream’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoTrJtt9dkQ


NOTNOWKATO (from Preston)

Notnowkato return to the Ferret stage. They offer big riffs, tight harmonies and a touch of fu*kup timings. Just a touch mind – a wise man once said “Ain’t nobody gettin paid playing 13. That’s why you’re broke. Play 4/4 mother fu*ker!”


KOLARS (from Los Angeles, USA)

Kolars are a special Los Angeles duo that blend rockabilly, disco, glam, and mod sounds with modern rock through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer. It is undeniably mesmerising to watch. They are currently on tour in Europe and have previously toured USA extensively and performed at festivals including SXSW, Great Escape, Dot To Dot etc.

Video for ‘One More Thrill’: https://youtu.be/D675mAfdNeU



This Wonderful Life make their Ferret debut! The band were conceived by guitarist Chris Hope (of old HED favourites Elohymn) and drummer Si Smith from punk heavyweights ‘Me vs Hero’. Pop hooks molested by grunge, buried in noise rock soundscapes. Hope’s dark, cryptic often bi-polar lyrics engage with the complexities of modern life. The band are fleshed out with bassist Cooko and guitarist Andrew Jolly.

All occurs on Friday 18th May at The Ferret. And it’s free entry!


Other HED dates at the Ferret for your diary:

Moja (from Japan), Secret Guests, Dollymops & Ivan Campo
Thursday May 10th / 8pm / £3 Adv / £5 on door

Gideon Conn, Hot Soles, Jackpot Golden Boys & Granfalloon
Saturday May 12th / 8pm / Free Entry