Monday, 28 September 2015

Bud Sugar

Ralph's doing a quick check on what's hot and what's not on the East Coast (not New York obviously) and in the hot category comes the new release Blinkin' Thinkin' from Hull band Bud Sugar.

In their home city, Bud Sugar are as famous for their guerilla marketing tactics as they are for their music itself. Their latest adventure involved a collaboration with Stagecoach in which they boarded buses and played live to surprised and delighted commuters!

Fortunately the band, made up of Bacary Bax, STAN, Dyl, Live Lans and Reason, have the tunes to justify the hype, producing high-octane reggae-infused music Bud Sugar amusingly describe as "Cod Head Skank".

New single Blinkin' Thinkin' is full of big beats and flowing melodies, sometimes rapped and other times sung. Bud Sugar aren't afraid to mix and match genres to produce witty and insightful social commentary.

The video is self-directed and is as well crafted and funny as the single is bouncy and eminently listenable. Check it!

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