ALBUM REVIEW: Bully – Sugaregg | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.08.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the moment that opener Add It On kicks in, Bullys third album SUGAREGG split my mouth into a goofy grin that refused to budge for the next thirty-odd minutes.

This is joyous bubblegum grunge; gnarly and syrupy, buzzing and hurtling about in a state of euphoric angst. Alicia Bognanno’s voice is as mesmeric and feral as ever, and her band sound simply, effortlessly, gigantic. This is a record that is both bellicose and buoyant, all served with lashings of cunning alt. pop catchiness and fuzzed up ‘90s college rock. Just imagine the dean of said college is Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka – unhinged, perturbing and yet somehow redemptive in their sweetness. Forget everlasting gobstoppers, you’re going to be rotting your teeth on SUGAREGG for weeks.

 

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