Trick Candles formed in early 2014 in Seattle by Robbie Luna (Panama Gold, The Royal Bear) and Prisilla Ray (Cute Lepers, Sweet Pups) with the intention of making music that is danceable with a nostalgic feel.

They draw heavily from pop’s past, finding inspiration from current bands but calling back to the likes of The Cure, New Order, and Psychedelic Furs to name a few.

They have performed at festivals such as SXSW and Fisherman’s Village prior to any album release.


“Trick Candles bring infectious pop hooks to their zenith with “Pretend We’re Alone” —Unapologetically nostalgic with ample booty-shaking grooves, their blend of rock infused synth pop recalls 80’s New Wave greats The Cars and Modern English and will please fans of Sub Pop stalwarts Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. Catchy, danceable, and always fun, Trick Candles bring the party to wherever they are.” -New Noise Magazine

“We’ve all gotten super high and sexy-danced with our friends to 80’s synth pop and dreamed of having an orgy in a convertible. Pretend We’re Alone, the new EP from Trick Candles, IS the soundtrack to this exact experience.” -Nadamucho.com