Kandur's new ep out now


 "For a guitar-centric record, it doesn't get much better than this."  Jessie Schiewe, SF Weekly

"For a guitar-centric record, it doesn't get much better than this." Jessie Schiewe, SF Weekly

For a guitar-centric record, it doesn’t get much better than this.
— SF Weekly

When the political climate in his home of Istanbul started to take drastic turns for the worse, Ilker Kandur decided to relocate himself to one of the western world’s most historically progressive locales, and the home of many of his musical influences, San Francisco.

Teaming up with Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios to handle production duties, Kandur was partnered with Dawn Richardson (4 Non Blondes, Tracy Chapman) on the drums and the pair immediately bonded over classic rock influences. The resulting EP, aptly titled Fantasy, features four heavy-hitting-yet-melodic alternative rock tracks that span the breadth of their creator’s influences.


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Music City was fortunate to bring trained videographer and Rain Songs creator Derik Smith onboard, along with multimedia artist Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy, with the intention of developing Music City Sessions, a bi-monthly video premiere of a one-song live performance. Check out Kandur playing the acoustic rendition of their song "Did You Ever", performed on a Music City Sessions video.

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