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
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.