There are four bands named Candidate: 1. Candidate is a currently active Brooklyn, NY based rock band, often described as Bends-era Radiohead making out with The Replacements. To date they have released one album, A New Life. Candidate's songs are catchy, poetic, passionate and concerned with heartbreak, heartache, survival and triumph. 2. Candidate are a folk-influenced indie band from the UK, comprising brothers Joel and Alex Morris, and Ian Painter; the band previously included drummer Chris White.