Scott McEwan and The Glock are celebrating ten years of The Candle Thieves by kicking off a five-city (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, and Beijing) China tour for their newly released album “Before The War” in October 2019.
As a British band who have attained an impressive Chinese fan-base since 2013, The Candle Thieves never hesitate to mention that their previous China trips secured the band's desire to continue to create and share music.
About The Candle Thieves
The Candle Thieves started life in 2009 in the quiet suburbs of Cambridgeshire, born from the creative and frustrated minds of Scott McEwan and a man who calls himself The Glock. With influences ranging from The Beatles and Beach Boys to The Eels and Ben Folds, the small town pair quickly gained a reputation and cult following for their unique and interactive live performances.
Their mini-pop masterpieces manage to stay on the positive side of melancholy with carefully crafted melodies that will keep you awake at night. Though not a household name in the UK, The Candle Thieves are no stranger to taking their music to Europe, America, and China.
About Before The War
"Before the war" is the tenth-anniversary album released by The Candle Thieves in February this year that embodies the journey of the two members over the last ten years.
This album is the sixth full-length album released by the band over the past ten years. It contains 14 songs, two of which are not published online. A song called "China on my Mind" written for China and also sung in China several times is also included in the album.
This is a song that expresses The Candle Thieves' love for China. When the band was about to disband a few years ago, an unexpected China tour and the enthusiastic support of Chinese fans inspired them to continue to make music - an experience the band is still super grateful for.
About Glove Compartment
Glove Compartment is the piano-laden solo project from The Candle Thieves keyboard wizard, The Glock. His debut album “The Art Of Pretending” also released in February this year. It's such a wonderful, beautiful record.
We're glad to have Glove Compartment as the opening guest on this tour. Hope to see you in October!