Perhaps The Unlikely Candidates named themselves after the lack of faith in their success. “We came up with a list of 400 potential names and The Unlikely Candidates was one of the only ones that wasn’t terrible. I think Dark Horse was second. It did end up suiting us pretty well, though. Neither Cole nor I had any idea what we were doing when we started this – we’d never been in a band or really even played music when we decided to go down this path. We were pretty bad at first and none of our friends or family thought it was going to go very far, so I guess The Unlikely Candidates suits us pretty well.
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