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Bugeye Release Digital Single “When The Lights Go Out” via Reckless Yes – Out Now

April 24, 2020

Bugeye Release Digital Single “When The Lights Go Out” via Reckless Yes – Out Now

Debut Album Ready Steady Bang Due 10th July

Disco-punks Bugeye are further teasing their debut album with the release of new single When The Lights Go Out, via independent label Reckless Yes on 24 April 2020. 

Ferocious in their DIY spirit and having drawn comparisons to Sleater-Kinney, they have been described as a mash-up of Blondie and Pixies, this is disco-meets-Riot Grrrl. 

The band said of the track: “‘It’s Friday night, at last the working week’s over, and guess what, it was a bit of a shitty week… again. Nothing changed, everything’s the same, so we go out and we drink with our mates to escape it all. Legendary night ​of self-medication, the downward spiral, before the week starts all over again. This song is about depression and using alcohol as a pick me up to freedom, only to find you are trapped in a cycle.”

The new single captures their punk spirit perfectly. In a quick-paced destructive, just shy of 3 minutes, explosive single, When The Lights Go Out, is pure hard-hitting audacious rock. The single is rhythmic from the first note, this new release is destined to make a long-lasting impression. Bugeye have effortlessly captured a creative balance of melody and rapture in their buoyant instrumentation. Ferocious vocals and repetitive lyrics, mixed with hypnotizing riffs and elongated disco beats drive this powerful track. The band has seemingly captured an early 00’s indie disco vibe within their projection. They’ve crafted a track with pure attitude and is 100% alluring and mesmerizing. The new single release paves the way for a must-hear forthcoming album release.

The band’s debut album, produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Cable, LIINES, Placebo, Elastica) is expected to be released in summer 2020 and will be available to Reckless Yes members as well as getting a general retail release.

Like everyone else the band has had planned UK tour dates cancelled and postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They immediately moved their show online, performing a live set on Facebook from their home studio and launching a new podcast to keep themselves creative and connected during this time. New live dates will be announced as soon as it is possible but keep an eye on the band’s social media channels for online performances. 

The band first formed in the late ‘90s where they played The Astoria to Wembley and everything in-between before taking a break until 2015. Since their return they’ve been pushing the boundaries of their sound with several well-received singles, praise from the likes of God Is In The TV, Louder Than War, and Get In Her Ears, support from Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy as well as airplay at Absolute Radio, all topped off with a growing audience of fans. 

Bugeye are bold and dexterous and we can’t wait to hear more.


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