Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Rolling Stones, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding


band members

Jack Wilson - Bass Lucy Wilson - Guitar, Vocals Will Bracks - Keys Alister Self - Guitar Lizzie Dynon - Drums Chris Bevens - Sax


Influences

Rolling Stones, Stax Records, Muscle Shoals


Website

www.thesugarcanes.com

Bio

The Sugarcanes bring more than just their instruments to a gig – they bring their love and heartbreak, their energy and aching loneliness. Formed in 2014*, they’ve been pouring their emotions into their music ever since and capturing audiences’ hearts along the way, from the East Coast of Australia all the way to Paris, the City of Love.

Led by the talented Wilson siblings, Jack and Lucy, the Sugarcanes were started with the intent to encapsulate the best of the music they love. The band’s soon to be released second album, Songs for Modern Lovers, draws on influences from such 70s classics as the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St” and Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited”, and invokes contemporaries such as the Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. In Songs for Modern Lovers the band has managed to pull together sounds from the past and present into something exhilaratingly unique.

This album is the much awaited follow up to their widely acclaimed self-titled debut album released in 2016 which was launched to a sold-out show, took out Beat magazines’ album of the week, and was nominated for numerous awards.

Since this release, band has been kept busy by extensive touring with a diverse list of acts such as The Smith Street Band, Loose Tooth and The Bennies, and festival appearances, including Meredith Music Festival, Boogie, and regional stalwarts The Summer of Soul and Beechworth Music Festival (where the band was asked back three years in a row).

Now is the time to get out and see the Sugarcanes as they ramp up for the release of their second album. So strap on your dancing shoes prepare to fall in love with this powerful new voice in Rock n Roll.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

11 Apr 2018

Triple J
30

Happy songs always make you smile. I dig the bite in the vocals, just wish that they were more present in the mix instead of the other instruments.

Happy songs always make you smile. I dig the bite in the vocals, just wish that they were more present in the mix instead of the other instruments.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

23 Mar 2016

Triple J
35

Damn, Lucy's got some PIPES. I love this very strained, heart-rending kind of soul sound.

Damn, Lucy's got some PIPES. I love this very strained, heart-rending kind of soul sound.

Review

Review by Spencer Scott Spencer Scott

12 Apr 2018

Super Reviewer
40

Lucy is one of my favourite voices in Australia, and The Sugarcanes are the perfect showcase for her.

Lucy is one of my favourite voices in Australia, and The Sugarcanes are the perfect showcase for her.