Queer alt-rock risers Bugeye have shared their new single ‘Summer In The City’.
The band are a force to be reckoned with, a colourful, hilarious riposte to these patriarchal times. Pushing against the bleakness of British life in 2k22, Bugeye bring a sense of vitality and rebellion to the music scene.
Working gig by gig, song by song, Bugeye match some key influences – the acidic pen of early Blur for example – to the influences of peers such as Walt Disco. New single ‘Summer In The City’ charges out of the traps, a warts ‘n’ all look at London over the hot months.
Boasting a “lazy Sunday afternoon swagger” as they put it, ‘Summer In The City’ races ahead with climactic fury to that delicious chorus.
Talking about the new single, frontwoman Angela Martin shares:
Taking influences from the likes of Wet Leg, Walt Disco but also looking back to the likes of Blur and Gary Numan, ‘Summer In The City’ is a playful tune that explores the society we live in today. From feeling like you’re winning in life, to turning a corner to tensions and violence, to dating apps to our fickle nature and scrolling social media boredom.
Musically we tried to reflect the theme with a lazy Sunday afternoon swagger, but with electronic pulsing tones and guitar hooks of a cyclical nature (reflecting life) to drive the song forward.
Tune in now.