Newcastle indie band Club Paradise follow up with their new tropical-infused gem “Sugar”. The new video rips shots from a mix of vintage work-out tapes and overlays them with candid shots of the band just being themselves. Watch here
Made up of school-friends Ryan Young (vocals/guitar), Jackson Vert (lead guitar), Harry Webb (bass) and Nathan Hogg (drums), the band’s second release is a pure statement of intent that walks a tightrope of indie pop and edgier, innovative electronic influences.
Citing the likes of Foals, Sundara Karma, Peace and The Amazons as influences, it’s clear the four-piece have the technical ability to go with the soaring, ambitious sound of “Sugar”. Melodic as much as it is glossy and assured, “Sugar” underlines the serious intentions from the emerging artists.
Speaking on the track, Ryan states: “When we wrote ‘Sugar’, we were really in a rut and we were turning our attentions elsewhere… other trails in our lives began to grab hold of us. On the surface, you can hear in the lyrics that Sugar is about those thoughts and metaphorical addictions. We were trying to carve a path to our next steps – ‘how can you be so real but feel surreal to me?’. Our sound was maturing and we needed to up our game and match that as a unit. This was a turning point – we’ve found ourselves and our identity has found us.”
Club Paradise emerge fully-formed and fully-conscious, with a track that sounds bright and melodic enough to continue the early acclaim.