It’s refreshing to hear some upbeat music in these difficult times. Bugeye are a band who are heading for big things. As well as getting extensive radio airplay, they are signed to one of my favourite labels, Reckless Yes. I’m also excited to find out they’ve got a podcast, ‘Bugeye’s Rock, Pop Rambles’, a relaxing fun conversational podcast about music.
The band consists of Angela Martin (Vox/guitar), Paula Snow (bass), Kerrie Smith (drums), and Grace Healey (keyboard). Their sound is very exciting, especially on their new single ‘When the Lights Go Out.’
‘When the Lights Go Out’ is full of hooks and wonderful melodies. It makes me want to dance and go crazy. The keyboards work well with the upbeat indie pop guitars because they remind me of Bis at their best. The chorusis one of the most fun things I’ve heard this week: “Take me out, take me take me out / when the lights go out, when the lights go out.” It’s simple, but effective and will get stuck in your head.
Bugeye want you to have a good time and they’re not afraid to show it. Their confident disco punk and bubblegum lyrics are relatable, injecting some happiness into your day.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos