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SUGAR LOUISE
Everything’s Better With Sugar

 

 

By Shane Pinnegar

 

Last seen fronting feral sleaze bandits SLOMBER, Norwegian Billy McBarbie has turned his vocal talents to pop punk hard rockers SUGAR LOUISE.

 

Permeated with summer sunshine and a sense of fun from start to finish, “Everything’s Better With Sugar” extols the glory and virtues of summer love, the American rock n’ roll culture, parties by the lake and above all – girls, sweet girls!

 

Infectious, catchy, bouncy and – here’s that word again – SUMMERY, Sugar Louise wilfully defy the frosty weather of their Nordic homeland through irresistible tunes like ‘Be My Demi More’, ‘Wanna Go Out’ and ‘U2 Sucks’.

 

First single ‘Baby (You Never Call me Crazy)’ and ‘Wastin Summertime’ aare as hummable as they are pogo-able, and my 4 year old daughter’s favourite song of the year so far is ‘No Worse Than Yesterday’ (With it’s chorus of “na na nahs” she has branded it “The Banana Song”!).

 

Throw in a cover of ‘Henry VIII’ and the hidden track about Kiera Knightly and what we have here folks, is not only a great album, but a great soundtrack to summer fun. It’ll be playing when the sun returns to this side of the world and the beers are cold – in fact it’s so good I might just go and play it again now!