Disco-punks Bugeye are further teasing their debut album with the release of new single Blue Fire, via independent label Reckless Yes on 10 June 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.
New single Blue Fire
Taken from forthcoming album Ready Steady Bang the single follows When The Lights Go Out, Don’t Stop and Electric to give a taste of the record. Upbeat but with some dark but personal themes the band talked about how their music reflects the wider world as well as what’s going on individually.
They said, “‘A lot of things don’t make sense at the moment. We can’t understand racism, or hatred for those that are different. These really shouldn’t be issues anymore but they still are. It’s crazy. I suppose what we understand more than ever about ourselves though, is the need to express what we feel and think through music, even if that is sharing our darkest moment.
“What is also important is our need to have fun with music and melody rather than everything being moody. We explore serious themes but our music is really quite the opposite of that. Fun and upbeat with a dark side.”
Paul Tipler-produced debut album Ready Steady Bang
The band’s debut album, produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Cable, LIINES, Placebo, Elastica) is set for release on 10 July (vinyl, CD and digital) and will be available to Reckless Yes members as well as getting a general retail release.
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, joining the line-up of online festivals including BalconyFest, 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.