Y’KNOW one thing that’s missing from our lives – I know, I know, a zillion things, right, but: technicolour. Really eye-poppingly bright colour, cerise and sunset yellow and tangerine and electric blue, glowing, searing – and I mean in a sonic form, too.
It’s gotta be a good thing, then, that Manchester’s new wave of new rave foursome Sugarstone are ready to vaccinate our grey purdah worlds with some popping candy electro in “Angel Boy”, the video for which you can watch below. You’ve still got dancing shoes somewhere? Time to break out the duster. You’ll need them more and more, trust me.
“Angel Boy” casts a fond eye back at British new wave electro circa ’82/’83: early Duran, Depeche before they found the leather and the mood; and the new rave movement of the Noughties.
The four – Joe O’Haire on lead vocals and guitar, George Miller on lead guitar, Brandon Calvert on bass and Ben Wilson on all forms of percussion – say that “Angel Boy” lyrically depicts the “metaphorical reflection of a complicated, hectic. yet loving friendship.”
Sugarstone’s “Angel Boy” is out now on all digital streaming platforms.