Disco-punks Bugeye are further teasing their debut album with the release of new single When The Lights Go Out, via independent label Reckless Yes on 24 April 2020.
Ferocious in their DIY spirit and having drawn comparisons to Sleater-Kinney, they have been described as a mash-up of Blondie and Pixies, this is disco-meets-Riot Grrrl.
The band said of the track: “It’s Friday night, at last the working week’s over, and guess what, it was a bit of a shitty week… again. Nothing changed, everything’s the same, so we go out and we drink with our mates to escape it all. Legendary night of self-medication, the downward spiral, before the week starts all over again. This song is about depression and using alcohol as a pick me up to freedom, only to find you are trapped in a cycle.”
Already getting played across Amazing Radio, Radio X, Sirius-FM and elsewhere the track follows on from previous singles Don’t Stop and Electric.
The band’s debut album, produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Cable, LIINES, Placebo, Elastica) is expected to be released in summer 2020 and will be available to Reckless Yes members as well as getting a general retail release on vinyl, CD and digitally.
Like everyone else the band has had planned UK tour dates cancelled and postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They immediately moved their show online, performing a live set on Facebook from their home studio and launching a new podcast to keep themselves creative and connected during this time. New live dates will be announced as soon as it is possible but keep an eye on the band’s social media channels for online performances.
The band first formed in the late ‘90s where they played The Astoria to Wembley and everything in-between before taking a break until 2015. Since their return they’ve been pushing the boundaries of their sound with several well-received singles, praise from the likes of God Is In The TV, Louder Than War, and Get In Her Ears, support from Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy as well as airplay at Absolute Radio, all topped off with a growing audience of fans.
Praise for Bugeye
‘a powerful slice of disco-punk…’ – Louder
‘Each song just gets better and better’- John Kennedy – Radio X
‘With a sound that’s both retro and remarkably fresh, it’s easy to see why Bugeye have been making waves…’ – Gigslutz
‘dripping in attitude and obstinance, one for fans of the soulful fierceness of Gossip and the craft and melodies of Sleater-Kinney..’ – God is in the TV
Information for press
- on Spotify – pre-save When The Lights Go Out here
- on Facebook
- on Twitter
- on Instagram
- on YouTube
- on their website.