Since their formation in late 2005, Sugar Army’s swift advance beyond limitation and expectation can only be explained by their electrifying live set and near-psychotic musical threads sprung from the depths of their dark minds.
Born, bred and misshapen in the dreamy slumber of Perth, Western Australia, Sugar Army is the nightmare that makes the drear of suburban living bearable. Their debut EP ‘Where Do You Hide Your Toys’ was unleashed on the nation on 23 February 2008 through new WA developmental label ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’, via ‘Inertia Distribution’. This is a band that will shatter your preconceptions as well as your nerves.
With the lengthily named title track ‘…And Now You’re Old Enough, I Think That You Should Know’ having enjoyed a generous flogging on triple j and community radio across the country, the Sugar Army garrison only gathers strength.
Already decorated with a triple j Next Crop Artist accolade, four 2008 WAMi Award nominations (including Most Popular Act and Most Popular Single / EP) and a slot on the 2007 Big Day Out, they’ve also played shows with the likes of Interpol, Wolf and Cub, Children Collide, Something for Kate, Expatriate, Gerling and Eskimo Joe, supported fellow Perth rockers Little Birdy on their national tour in March 2008, supported Gyroscope on their national album tour in May 2008, and have just been invited to open for Gyroscope again on their massive 34 date, 6 week national tour in August / September 2008, with Shihad as main support.
Following this mammoth tour, Sugar Army will go into hibernation to continue writing for their forthcoming debut album, due mid 2009.