BUGEYE Croydon’s indie synth disco popsters release their new single ‘Dancing Out In The Dark’ across all digital platforms via Cro Cro Land on 24th November with digital distribution via CD Baby. Radio Impact/Focus Date is slated for 15th Dec 2023.
BUGYE are a queer alternative rock band hailing from the concrete shores of Croydon. Formed in 2018 with dirty guitars, disco beats, sizzling synths and exploding bass riffs that accelerate into the catchiest hooks, be prepared to hit the dancefloor and join the revolution. BUGEYE are a band that have a punk rock ‘give no fucks’ attitude and do things their way.
Speaking of new single frontwomen Angela says, ‘Dancing Out In The Dark’ is a coming of age song about teenage adventures of sneaking out in the dark and feeling invincible only to look back later in life and wonder when things changed and how something so important could fade and be forgotten. ‘Dancing Out In The Dark’ follows their 2022 singles, ‘Signs & Exits’ and ‘Summer In The City’.
Front women and BUGEYE songwriter, Angela Martin formed the band with school friend and bass player Paula Snow and recently joined forces with drummer Lisa Lux (drummer for Brix Smith and with past credits that include Hepburn and Girls Aloud) to devise the next chapter of BUGEYE. 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 - they are stalwartly forward thinking and future positive, a vibrant blend of 70s dance floor channeled via noughties optimism with shards of post punk energy.
BUGEYE’s 2020 debut album 'Ready Steady Bang' was included on Louder Than War Top 50 Albums of The Year, and features in a long list of indie publications with rave reviews. The band have become favourites on BBC Introducing, John Kennedy on Radio X, Amy Lame on 6 Music and have claimed the people's vote on the Audition Poll on Amazing Radio. With sold out shows across the UK and an impressive string of support slots, the band has played stages such as Camden’s Koko, Norwich Epic Studios, Brighton’s Concorde 2, as well as festival slots at Isle of Wight Festival, Smithdown Road and Pride. Founder Angela Martin is also the brains behind CroCro Land Festival Croydon’s Inner City Music showcase and the world’s first proudly gender equal music festival.