Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day: The Unlikely Candidates


Bonnaroo Artist | The Unlikely Candidates
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA


Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day


Sometimes getting arrested isn’t a bad thing. It worked out well for Kyle Morris and Cole Male, the founding members of Ft. Worth, Texas rockers The Unlikely Candidates. The two met while serving a little time in a juvenile detention hall on separate counts of grand theft auto. As you can probably guess, they decided to pursue music instead of crime, and the rest is history. If you’ve been a regular radio listener in the past 12 months, there’s no doubt that you’ve have heard The Unlikely Candidates’ smash single (and debut EP title track) “Follow My Feet.” Just in case in slipped by you, we’ve included the official music video below.

In addition to being their first proper EP, Follow My Feet happens to be out through a heavy hitter label (Atlantic), so it is unlikely that that this band will become one hit wonders. Hop on board now while there is still plenty of room on the bandwagon. Their sound has been described as “bohemian with a drunken Texas drawl,” and we fell that pretty much sums it up; accessible, poppy, rock tunes with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics. Texas-size rock is ready to melt your skull at one of this year’s Club Stages, so don’t miss it!

LISTEN | “Life Goes On”

WATCH | “Follow My Feet” (Official Music Video)


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