THIS IS THE SOUND OF SUGAR TOWN Volume 3
"Fifteen Further Tasty Treats from Bury St Edmunds Rock City"
On Friday 22nd March 2019, R*E*P*E*A*T Records and Pure Deadly are extremely proud to release THIS IS THE SOUND OF SUGAR TOWN VOLUME 3: a 12” vinyl and download album featuring fifteen incredible acts from the UK’s unsung DIY rock capital, Bury St Edmunds.
Following the critical success of Volumes 1 and 2 (in 2015 and 2017 respectively), which received airplay and support from Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft at 6music, John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk and Radio One’s Huw Stephens, Volume 3 features a whole heap of amazing tracks by AMETHYSTS, B.U.H, THE CATCH, DRUIDS, ENTERLUDE, GAFFA TAPE SANDY, THE GLITTER SHOP, THE INTERESTING TIMES GANG, KULK, KYANOS, SAM EAGLE, STRETCH SOUL GANG, SUN SCREAM, THY LAST DROP and TUNDRA, plus an beautiful cover painting by celebrated artist and musician (and former Long Blonde) KATE JACKSON. All profits from this fine compilation will go towards funding a Rebound Therapy programme at Riverwalk SEND School in Bury St Edmunds, and the record is dedicated to the memory of Riverwalk School teacher James Brooke, who passed away in May 2018.
The 12” black vinyl LP is strictly limited to 300 copies and can be pre-ordered now (with immediate download) from www.repeatfanzine.bandcamp.com
Discussing the bands featured, co-curator Seymour Quigley explained:
“For a medium-sized market town (population: 40,000) under perpetual Tory rule, the Bury St Edmunds DIY music scene has spent the last 20 years punching far above its weight. Jokingly declared by much-missed Radio One legend John Peel to be ‘the new Seattle’ back in 2002, the town seemingly took his words as a challenge to live up to; but unlike Seattle in its grunge heyday, there’s no prevailing look or sound, just a whole bunch of brilliant bands all making their own brilliant music so they can be part of a brilliant thing. Gigs are safe spaces where everyone is welcome and the manic idiocy of the outside World, with its constantly-enforced divisions, inherent prejudice and misogyny, stays firmly outside. Artists work together, support each other and spur each other on to make great records, play great gigs, produce great art, and see where the next adventure takes them. Some of the artists featured on this LP (Gaffa Tape Sandy, Sun Scream, Sam Eagle, Kyanos) have already begun to receive press and radio attention, and invitations to play high-profile gigs and festivals; some artists are just beginning their journey. But all of them are heroes, helping to bring people together in the Holy Communion of rock and flippin’ roll.”
THIS IS THE SOUND OF SUGAR TOWN VOLUME 3 will be available in all good record shops (while stocks last) from Friday 22nd March and on iTunes/Spotify etc from Friday 5th April.
Saturday 16th March, 1-4pm: Vinyl Hunter Record Shop, Bury St Edmunds
Live performances by Tundra, The Catch (acoustic) and Kyanos plus guest DJs. All ages, free entry.
Saturday 16th March, 6-11pm: The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
Live performances by Gaffa Tape Sandy, Stretch Soul Gang, Thy Last Drop, B.U.H, Kulk and Kelodown. All ages, £5 entry.
R*E*P*E*A*T Records: www.repeatfanzine.bandcamp.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ThisIsTheSoundOfSugarTown
Riverwalk School: www.riverwalk.suffolk.sch.uk
Rebound Therapy: www.reboundtherapy.org