Exclusive Stream: Sugar Army ‘Summertime Heavy’

Three years since the release of their debut The Parallels Amongst Ourselves Perth three-piece Sugar Army return with album number two. Recorded in the wake of bassist Ian Berney’s departure Sugartime Heavy signals a new direction for the band. Singer Patrick McLaughlin explains: “We generally tend to rebel against what we have done before, so we knew pretty early on that we wanted create something that was more upbeat and not as dense as The Parallels Amongst Ourselves. We also wanted to make sure we left more room for each other sonically. . This new record definitely feels more upbeat and spacious.”

Brimming with melodic pop songs and bold lyrics Summertime Heavy, released September 7 through Shock, sounds like a band renewed and Marling says the band is proud of their new direction, “We just wanted to create something that was new and exciting to us; something that we can stand by and be proud of. Which we think we have done.”

Listen to Sugar Army’s ‘Summertime Heavy’

Sumertime Heavy tracklist:

Future Spark

Will You Follow

Hooks For Hands

Small Town Charm

Moving Targets

In Comes Light

Summertime Heavy

Hearts Content

Steady Flow

Brazen Young