The Candle Thieves started life in the sleepy Cambridgeshire suburbs in the spring of 2010. The band was born from the creative and frustrated minds of ex college buds Scott McEwan and a man who calls himself The Glock. Taken from their new album, A Visitor’s Guide to Normal, the new single Bulletproof Vest spills a ‘sliding doors’ esque encounter of a couple on a train. The band spoke with The Fountain about the response to the new track and their desire to tour China again soon.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Bulletproof Vest?

Hi! Thanks a lot for speaking to us. It’s been awesome. We’ve been a band since around 2010 so to still have people around that buy our music and care about our songs is amazing and something we’re so grateful for.

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?

“I’m a bullet in your bulletproof vest.”

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

It’s been tough planning anything this last 18 months. We’re currently planning a UK and China tour for 2022. Hopefully things will be a little more levelled out by then.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

There’s a local haunt called Mama Liz’s in Stamford. That’s still probably our favourite place as it feels like home and we’ve gigged there from the beginning. We absolutely love touring China though and can’t wait to tour there again. The love and kindness we get shown reminds us that there are people listening and caring about our music.