The Mad Sugars
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The Mad Sugars

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Pop




"Grasediver, The Mad Sugars, and Forts Like Vana at The 5 Spot"

Thursday night’s NashLive! show saw us return to The 5 Spot, and it sure was good for the soul.

It was also a great hang and a fun listen, as Greasediver, The Mad Sugars, and Forts Like Vana comprised a versatile lineup that moved seamlessly through varying shades of rock and roll. The night started with Greasediver’s unapologetic, harder-edged brand of self-proclaimed “power trash basement rock.” From there, we flowed into The Mad Sugars’ garage-rock-meets-dance-pop tunes, which blend pop punk bombast with nuanced grooves. From there, the groove continued with Forts Like Vana and their infectious, high-energy blend of pop rock, to lead us into the weekend with lifted spirits.

NashLive! is planning a big slate of shows for the fall, which you’ll be able to learn more about here in the coming days. For now, take in the views from this one! - Underground Music Collective

"Coming Soon: The Mad Sugars return with "We Want the Night""

Like us, The Mad Sugars re-located from the northeast to Nashville. Also like us, the formerly NYC-based dance rock outfit, led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Lawrence, has found new inspiration in Music City.

That inspiration comes through on “We Want the Night,” The Mad Sugars’ return single, set for official release on February 1. Perhaps the band’s strongest outing yet, “We Want the Night” stays on topic with the band’s previous material, talking about the follies of nightlife over a healthy serving of hand claps and gang vocals. The high-energy single masterfully blends alternative rock and funk sensibilities, with Lawrence — who provided lead vocals and most of the instrumentation himself — leading the charge.

The Mad Sugars teamed with Sync Songwriting to give you a sneak preview of “We Want the Night.” Check it out below, and stay tuned to the band’s socials for updates on the official release. - Underground Music Collective


Save Your Breath/Scene of the Crime (2012)
Amateur Hour EP (2015)
Last Call EP (2017)
We Want the Night (Single, 2019)
Reboot EP (2021)
Sweatpants (Single, 2022)



The Mad Sugars are the songwriting vehicle of Adam Lawrence, combining the dance rock of Franz Ferdinand, the garage punk of The Hives, and the vocal harmonies and party vibes of The B-52s as a backdrop for stories of nightlife misadventures. Hailing originally from NJ, and later NYC, Adam then relocated from New York to Nashville in 2017 and re-formed the band, releasing "Reboot EP" in October of 2021, containing reimagined renditions of older songs for the new Nashville audience. In recent years, Adam has placed his songs in TV shows such as The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Chicago Fire, and Search Party, and is finishing work on the band's first full length album, to be released in the Fall of 2022.

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