Ready Steady Bang, the debut album from London disco-punks Bugeye, is released today on vinyl, CD and digital.
Produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Placebo, Elastica, LIINES) the album has been described as a “rhythmic masterclass in how to POP!” (The Zine) and an “instant classic” (Traveller’s Tunes).
Other praise for the album and singles from it has come from John Kennedy (Radio X), Amy Lamé (6Music), Jim Gellately (Amazing Radio), and Charlie Ashcroft (Record Collector). Small Music Scene said the album has, “sweet guitars, tantalising, groovy as hell basslines, catchy drum beats and plain awesome, shimmering synth work that is bursting with colour” while Circuit Sweet said, “Bugeye have created a debut album which is not only iconic, it’s insanely refreshing and rebellious. An act you need to back”.
Over on Popoptica Sarah Lay from Reckless Yes described the album as, “exploring some dark and difficult themes the songs are far from downturned introspection and rather blast defiance with every chord, owning personal faults while making no mis-steps in the music.”
Cream vinyl has sold out online but is available in all good independent record shops (who can order it through Cargo if they don’t already have it in stock). Many shops are starting to re-open in some way following coronavirus lockdown so please check before rushing down to your local music emporium, be safe when you do go out, and show them your support at this tough time.
Reckless Yes (and Last Night From Glasgow joint) members received the album in an exclusive red smoked vinyl edition. If you’d like to get your hands on it – and all our other releases in 2020 – you can head here to pick up a subscription.
Bugeye’s planned UK tour was postponed due to lockdown but they have done several live streams via Facebook, and have also been putting out their podcast.
For a full press kit on Bugeye head here, for info on the rest of our wonderful roster take a look here. If you’re thinking about sending us music to listen to please read through our demo guidelines here.