First invented as kids in the late 90’s, Bugeye had an affecting influence on the London music scene with their stripped down, yet raucous sound, intended to make you shake your hips and tap your foot – a sound that permeated indie disco dance floors throughout the capital. Now the band make a triumphant return with the release of their EP Never Let You Go, out now via Repeat Records/Badger Recording Co.
Having first formed in the late 90’s supporting the likes of The Cranberries at Wembley, Bugeye reformed last year after a series of events drew them back together. The result of these cosmic events, is an EP that not only hints at what could have been, but clears the path for the talented three-piece to fulfil their undoubted potential. Bugeye draws parallels with a number of the defining indie rock bands of the late 90’s/early noughties such as Sleater-Kinney, Le Tigre and Gossip as they pursue, with a great deal of success, the ultimate rock and roll sound. Blending cherry-liqueur lyrics, bubblegum-kneecap bass electrics, goth-heavy drum compactions and high-rise guitar sculptures, Bugeye have created a beautifully, unapologetic riot grrrl-inspired record that is both notable for it’s contemporary sound as much as it is for it’s throwback qualities.
Comprising Angela Martin (Vox, Guitar), Paula Snow (Bass) and Jack Houston (Drums), the trio have reintroduced themselves to the live London music scene with a number of recent gigs around the city and beyond. However, the band are now just hitting their stride with ‘Disco Dancer’ due to be released as a free download, the official release of single and title track Never Let You Go accompanied by a music video exploring the theme of domestic violence by director, Emma Nathan (director of Anna Calvi’s Suddenly) and the EP itself is available now.
Ingredients: Pop Blondie, Elastica, Pixies and Gossip in a blender. Then add Jack Houston on drums, Paula Snow on bass and Angela Martin on guitar and vocals. Result? One of the UKs hotly tipped new wave indie bands called Bugeye. With a UK tour under their belts, rave reviews across the country, Steve Lamacq from 6 music as a fan and a new EP on the way, Bugeye are certainly ones to watch.
East London born, but now living and breathing Croydonions, Catch them on the main stage at Croydon Pride this year.
Disco Dancer by Bugeye https://soundcloud.com/bugeye/disco-dancer
Never Let You Go by Bugeye https://soundcloud.com/bugeye/never-let-you-go
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