Sugar are an indie pop/rock quintet from Manchester, with shoe-gaze elements and creativity running through their veins.
Playing Night People as part of a song-writers showcase, they are headlining the night, debuting a whole set of glorious originals that are potentially going to form their first E.P. You heard it here first.
Dressed in an array of outfits that break through the mould and are a big middle finger to stereotypes- something that is reminiscent of David Bowie and Boy George- they give off an impressive amount of confidence for a young, upcoming band. As a general summary, think a pinch of Joy Division with a heavy addition of Glam Rock finesse.
Songs such as ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Together’ are the highlights of their short but very sweet set. ‘Together’ gets all of the crowd singing along for the chorus and dancing around the room. The good vibes that are emanating from everyone are too powerful to miss. Most importantly, Sugar themselves have fun onstage and engage with the crowd, with singer Mathew Petit strutting from one side to the other, draping himself across the mic stand. He poses, yet consistently croons out vocal melodies that carry rich emotion. The band mould together in such a professional way- they aren’t here to mess around, they have dreams on the horizon.
Listen to Sugar’s latest single ‘Never Gonna Change’ on Spotify now (and keep an eye on teasers for new releases coming soon): ‘Never Gonna Change’ by Sugar