Indie, Pop, Rock
Otis Redding, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Jack Wilson - Bass Lucy Wilson - Guitar, Vocals Will Bracks - Keys Alister Self - Guitar Lizzie Dynon - Drums Chris Bevens - Sax
Etta James, Stax Records, Janis Joplin
“If you like bands like Alabama Shakes, I think you’ll be into what The Sugarcanes are doing.” – Dom Alessio, triple j Home & Hosed
The Sugarcanes, Melbourne’s most revered Rock n Soul quintet are set to release their debut LP The Sugarcanes on Friday, April 15th at the Tote Hotel with Yard Apes and Jim Lawrie band.
Initially formed by brother and sister, Jack and Lucy Wilson, the five-piece band have been playing together since early 2014 and collective strength lies in their keen attention to those old soul sounds that, with the help of Lucy’s powerful vocals, are transformed into a modern rock n roll take on the classic heartbroken genre.
The Sugarcanes follows the band’s hugely successful launch of their single, Oh Darling, which was recorded live at Laneway Studios and pressed pressed to vinyl for the participating (and audible) audience.
Since then, the band have been busy with a national tour with the Smith Street Band, a feature spot on the premiere of Laura Imbruglia’s Amateur Hour, and playing a number of regional Victorian festivals including the Beechworth Music Festival, The Happy Wanderer Festival, and the Weekend at the Wonk. They have just wrapped up a month-long residency during February at the Melbourne live-music institution, The Old Bar with star-studded supports La Bastard, Howl At The Moon and Saint Jude.
The Sugarcanes was recorded at Melbourne’s Soundpark recording studio (Paul Kelly’s Merri Soul Sessions, Bombay Royale, Goyte) with produciton by Naomune Anzai and all-analog mastering/lacquer cutting by the revered engineer Don Grossinger over in New York.
The Sugarcanes will be supported at their album launch by the Jim Lawrie Band and The Yard Apes, Friday April 15th at The Tote Hotel in Colingwood.
Meanwhile, a super limited split colour 180gm edition of The Sugarcanes can be pre-ordered via their websit and launch tickets via The Tote/Oztix.