De­but al­bum will be a hard act to fol­low

The de­but al­bum Su­garpills from this New Zealand elec­tropop band holds a col­lec­tion of driv­ing techno beats. Re­porter Aden Miles says this al­bum is worth bang­ing your head to

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Su­garpills was re­leased in 2010 fea­tur­ing sin­gles My House and Down­town.

Of­ten de­scribed as good party mu­sic, the al­bum is among the new breed of synth pop groups crop­ping up all over the coun­try.

Su­garpills is husky, ar­ro­gant and projects a style that is con­sis­tent with the 1980s while stain­ing the group’s own in­di­vid­u­al­ity on the mix.

Kids of 88 is made up of Jor­dan Arts and Sam Mc­Carthy who cre­ated the 10-track playlist which in­cludes Rib­bons of Light, Cot­ton Mouth, Ev­ery­body Knows, Apart of You, San Fran, Feel the Birds and SQRL.

The al­bum is so good that it won Sin­gle of the Year and Mu­sic Video of the Year for their sin­gle Just a Lit­tle Bit at the 2010 New Zealand Mu­sic Awards,

There is no doubt that Su­garpills is a sum­mer al­bum, I don’t think its re­cep­tion would have been so glossy if it was re­leased dur­ing the win­ter.

How­ever, I am more in­ter­ested to hear their new ma­te­rial, an al­bum like Su­garpills would be a ti­tanic act to fol­low.

SYNTH POP: Kids of 88’s de­but al­bum Su­garpills.

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