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Bugeye

Bugeye are a queer alternative rock band hailing from the concrete shores of Croydon, previously releasing via Reckless Yes ‘Summer In The City’ is their first release through their own Cro Cro Land Records. Re-imagined in 2018 with dirty guitars, disco beats, sizzling synths and exploding bass riffs that accelerate into the catchiest hooks on the planet, be prepared to hit the dancefloor and join the revolution. “'ridiculously infectious'' - John Kennedy, Radio X - Bugeye are a band that have a ‘give no f*cks’ attitude and do things their own way. With lyrics touching on subjects from the mundanity of modern city life, to global issues such as racism and climate change, tunes come wrapped in a riotous optimism that demands you to dance. While Bugeye have one foot in pop's past - think 70s dance floor meets post-punk meets noughties optimism.   The band are also the brains behind Cro Cro Land Festival that returns to Croydon on 1st October after a two year Covid enforced hiatus.  


Front women and Bugeye’s songwriter, Angela Martin formed the band with school friend and bass player Paula Snow. They are music activists to the core and use the band, their podcast and music festival Cro Cro Land to help give exposure to bands trying to make it in the scene. Speaking of their new single, “‘Summer In The City’ is a song that explores the highs and lows of life in the city from feeling like you’re winning in life to turning a corner to tensions and violence, to dating app cringeworthy dating and the death of David Bowie. It is a song that highlights our fickle nature and our scrolling boredom which is reflected in the lyrics and the swagger of the vocals.”