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Sugar Army are a four-piece rock band from Perth, Western Australiamarker.

Biography

Where Do You Hide Your Toys

Formed in 2005 and receiving a Triple J Next Crop in November 2007. The band received two nominations, "Favourite Newcomer" and "Most Promising New Act", at the 2007 West Australian Music Industry Awards. Sugar Army released its debut EP, Where Do You Hide Your Toys, through Perth label Good Cop Bad Cop (with distribution through Inertia) in February 2008, then undertaking national tours with Little Birdy (March 2008), Gyroscope (May 2008) and Gyroscope and Shihad (August/September 2008). They also supported Interpolmarker in Perth - February 2008 at Metro City. Where Do You Hide Your Toys was produced by Dave Parkin (Snowman, Red Jezebel) and mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound, the EP featured the songs, "...And Now You're Old Enough, I Think That You Should Know" and "Jigsaw", which both received substantial radio support nationwide and earned them four nominations, "Most Popular Act", "Best Rock Act", "Best Bassist" and "Most Popular Single/EP", at the West Australian Music Industry Awards that year.

The Parallels Amongst Ourselves

In the latter part of 2008, the band toured WA extensively in support of Cog and played Pyramid Rock Festival, before heading into the studios early 2009 to record their debut album The Parallels Amongst Ourselves.

First single "Acute" was released in March 2009, with the video clip was directed by Richard Berney and co-directed by Steve McCallum (featuring a heavily suburban versus dream state reality). The single was also exclusively released as a free download from the band's offical website in February 2009. The track was featured on radio and TV nationwide and reached the top 5 in the AIR Independent Radio Airplay chart. The band toured nationally in support of this single in March 2009. They were nominated for five West Australian Music Industry Awards, "Most Popular Act", "Most Popular Music Video" "Best Rock Act", "Best Male Vocalist" and "Best Bassist" in May 2009. In October 2009, "Acute" took out the WAM Rock Song Of The Year accolade.

Second single "Tongues In Cheeks" was released to radio in June 2009, prior to the band's national support for Karnivool's sold out Sound Awake album tour in June/July 2009. A video for this song, which was shot at the TAFE Studios in Northbridge, Perthmarker and clip was co-directed and conceptualised by the band's drummer Jamie Sher together with Dominic Pearce, was released on August 6, 2009.

Debut album The Parallels Amongst Ourselves was released July 10, 2009 through Shock Records and debuted at #87 in the ARIA charts and #2 in the Australian Independent Record 100% Indie Charts.It also was selected as 'Album of the Week' on RTRFM and SynFM. The album was recorded by Dave Parkin and mastered by William Bowden, with the "Acute" single mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Interpol) at Sterling Sound. In August through to September 2009, the band toured Australia in support of the record.

The band's third single, "No Need for Lovers", was released in October 2009. The song is about the 'wheelie bin' murder in Colliemarker in 2006 where a couple of lesbian lovers murdered a friend 'in a fit of jealousy and sadistic pleasure'.

Discography

Albums/EPs

  • Where Do You Hide Your Toys (February 2008)
  • The Parallels Amongst Ourselves (July 2009) AUS #87


Singles

  • "Acute" (March 2009)
  • "Tongues in Cheeks" (June 2009)
  • "No Need for Lovers" (October 2009)


Sources

  • http://www.ripitup.com.au/interviews/13931


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