Single Review: The Bolsheviks’ 'Sugar (I Want Your)'
When The Bolsheviks played their first gig Soundfest a couple of weeks ago, 'Sugar' was the song that got the whole crowd jumping, dancing and singing.
Undoubtedly stuck in all of our heads for days to come, 'Sugar' was a total crowd pleaser, and it might have just been the reason these lads won Soundfest and got to play the Mouth of the Tyne festival.
No wonder they chose it to record as their first single.
The Bolsheviks are a trio made up of three 16-year-old lads playing blues rock in their spare time for the sheer love of music and their youthful ambition is noticeably embedded into 'Sugar', as well as their sense of humour.
The track is centred around a teenage boy’s thoughts about teenage girls.
Angsty lust is delivered in heaps and, thanks to an up-lifting and positive guitar riff, the whole song gives off playful vibes.
The flirtatious vocals aren't serious, but they aren't supposed to be. 'Sugar' isn't a song with the intent of educating, or with the intent of projecting a deep emotion, but it is a song that is committed to getting people to dance and have a good time; which is exactly what it does.
The drums on this track also work to create a riveting tone, with fast high-hats and the banging of the toms showing drummer Connor in his element with 11 years experience under his belt.
'Sugar' is a very well produced and crafted song for such young guys, it's really promising.
I hope to hear a lot more from The Bolsheviks, and I also hope to hear maybe a few love songs or a few angry songs, just to hear what these guys really feel.
Nevertheless, 'Sugar' is a great debut track.