The Electric Sugar Children

The Electric Sugar Children

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The Electric Sugar Children play rock n roll with a snarl and a wink, sounding like 80s Creation acts with some added honey and a nip of mescal. The music is diverse guitar driven indie rock n roll with a Reedesque vocal delivery, played with swagger; fashionistas of no scene, living out their dream

Biography

In the 1990s The Electric Sugar Children were four born and bred Scottish indiepopsters.

We released some songs on compilations and gigged extensively until everyone went their own way and did their own thing…but now in 2010, Electric Sugar Children are three quarters based in London and one quarter based in Scotland, and are back!

The band’s sound has evolved and oblique lyrical imagery replaced by stark realism, and occasional outbursts of humour.

The band released 2 CD EPs in 2010 and one digital EP, after reforming in April 2010. In April 2011, they will begin recording their debut album with producer, Tony Doogan.

Recently featured in successive months on Dandelion Radio, and with a track, Lead Singer Syndrome, featuring on Sony Playstation's London Pub Radio, the band have demonstrated a broader appeal.

The new songs sparkle and shine like the most beautiful girl's eyes on the most romantic night of the year after she has had three and a half glasses of champagne.

They are no longer twee indiepop, now more like The Bunnymen meeting The Velvet Underground at a Creation Records party, while The Pixies rhythm section cause havoc with vodka jellies in the kitchen!

Lyrics

Lead Singer Syndrome

Written By: The Electric Sugar Children

So ok ok I have walked into the bar
In the corner sits a blue guitar
Of course I will sit and strum and play
Centre of attention for one more day
I will flick beer mats, catch and celebrate
While all around the others spectate
I will bend and flex and dance and flounce
And the notch collectors will just wait to pounce

I am so desperate to be loved
Please fall in love with this boy
But your intentions have little to do with love
I am just your Been There Done That toy

There will be pink scarf days
And there will be twenty different bandana wearing ways
There will be beads and threads and pattern books
There will be under-rehearsed thoughtful looks
One thing needs to be perfect and that’s the hair
Ruffle it up only if you dare
I have lead singer syndrome
I am the prince charming of my kingdom

I am so desperate to be loved
Please fall in love with this boy
But your intentions have little to do with love
I am just your Been There Done That toy

So life’s a drama and I’m the star
Just like back in that verse one bar
Its all about me, all about me, look at me
I will entertain you but wont be happy
Because this life is more like a comedy
And there seems to be no remedy
You have tried to save me from this so many times
But its just too late for me to learn new lines

I am so desperate to be loved
Please fall in love with this boy
But your intentions have little to do with love
I am just your Been There Done That toy

Shipwrecked!

Written By: The Electric Sugar Children

I used to have some good good friends
But they settled for less than they wanted
They pretend life is good and stay in weekends
Sugar children would be so so haunted
By such a life, such a lack of fight
So Sugar Children are out again talking shite
To some girl about their new favourite band
With a drink in each and every hand
Those old friends fat face gear is bought by their wife
And they spend many a night on the tug tug tugboat
Whilst some girls spend all of their life
Waiting for the sailing of a dreamboat loveboat
But sometimes it can be so much more fun
Exploring a sugar coated shipwreck
We’re never going to sail into the sun
Come join us on the sugar child top deck

Shipwrecked! Sugar Children had run aground
Shipwrecked! But their lil escape dinghy has been found
Shipwrecked! With their cats lives, they’ve not drowned
Shipwrecked! And its time again to groove to their sound
Shipwrecked! Keep the faith, keep the hope, keep the dream
Shipwrecked! Never a whisper, always a scream
Shipwrecked! Whatcha gonna do when you realise your life has been
And gone. Gone, gone, gone.

So friends come and friends go
And there are no apologies, and no regrets
Sometimes in life you gotta get out and row
Take a risk of getting your feet wet
But theres comfort and theres safety nets
And many seem to love their effects
But I can’t say when will be my final day
And so I don’t wanna fade away
So raise the mast, lets all set sail
To a land of love and light and all things nice
A land of much sugar but not without spice
A land where the tooth fairy pays the price
Such is the sweetness in our lives
We close our eyes and see what we wanna see
Listen to our guitars and you will surely agree
No one should ever settle for less than they wanna be

Shipwrecked! Sugar Children had run aground
Shipwrecked! But their lil escape dinghy has been found
Shipwrecked! With their cats lives, they’ve not drowned
Shipwrecked! And its time again to groove to their sound
Shipwrecked! Keep the faith, keep the hope, keep the dream
Shipwrecked! Never a whisper, always a scream
Shipwrecked! Whatcha gonna do when you realise your life has been
And gone. Gone, gone, gone.

Pirates to the left of me
Pirates to the right of me
Having so much fun
With pirates all around
Pirates on my starboard
Pirates on my port side
Pirates come aboard
As the treasured life’s been found

Maybe one day we will be content
If we end up on some farflung desert island
But most likely we’ll never be spent
Whilst theres life in this little band
A band of brothers, a band of friends
A band for having fun at weekends
A band that keep us young and insecure
A band that keep us totally impure
So drink your lime, lets keep scurvy at bay
You have permission to speak today
Aye aye captain is one thing you could say
Before climbing the mainstay
Can you see beyond the horizon today?
Does that mean there is nothing beyond?
Should we go explore or should we just stay
The worlds an ocean, not a fucking pond

Shipwrecked! Sugar Children had run aground
Shipwrecked! But their lil escape dinghy has been found
Shipwrecked! With their cats lives, they’ve not drowned
Shipwrecked! And its time again to groove to their sound
Shipwrecked! Keep the faith, keep the hope, keep the dream
Shipwrecked! Never a whisper, always a scream
Shipwrecked! Whatcha gonna do when you realise your life has been
And gone. Gone, gone, gone.

Pirates to the left of me
Pirates to the right of me
Having so much fun
With pirates all around
Pirates on my starboard
Pirates on my port side
Pirates come aboard
As the treasured life’s been found

Discography

JULY 2010 - The Velvet EP (Beko DSL)
OCT 2010 - The Bickers EP (Edition 59)
DEC 2010 - The Cowboy EP (Susy Records)
Coming soon - Demerara! compilation CD (DuoCorda Records)

Presently recording album with Tony Doogan in Glasgow.