Bugeye: Ready Steady Remix – album preview in support of The Magpie Project

Bugeye: Ready Steady Remix (Self-Released) CD, DL and Streaming from 9th July 2021 Bugeye are self-releasing a single and remix album to celebrate the first anniversary of their debut album, Ready Steady Bang, with profits going to charity. Available to preorder via Bandcamp now in aid of The Magpie Project, Ready Steady Remix, features 6 tracks […] The post Bugeye: Ready Steady Remix – album preview in support of The Magpie Project appeared first on Louder Than War.

Bugeye: Ready Steady Remix – album preview in support of The Magpie Project

Bugeye: Ready Steady Remix

(Self-Released)

CD, DL and Streaming from 9th July 2021

Bugeye are self-releasing a single and remix album to celebrate the first anniversary of their debut album, Ready Steady Bang, with profits going to charity.

Available to preorder via  now in aid of The Magpie Project, Ready Steady Remix, features 6 tracks from their album which featured in our Top 50 Albums of 2020.

Bugeye, the sequin-drenched all-female four-piece hailing from the concrete shores of Croydon enlisted Dan Lucas (Salvation Jayne); Robyn; Arthur Stanley; Peter Falconer; Darryl Blood; Feral Five and The MAW Experiment to deconstruct the tracks and rebuild them. Musically, with their collaborators, the band deliver a remix album drenched in moments of dark electro-pop, dirty indie disco vibes, and nods to 90’s house. Conceptually though it took me back to the ’80s, especially releases such as Disco by Pet Shop Boys or You Can Dance by Madonna (sorry, definitely showing my age!)

Here at Louder Than War, we’ve been given an exclusive listen to the album and it’s great. One of the choice cuts, the Reset Remix of Don’t Stop actually coming out on 2nd July. This version by electronic duo Feral Five in collaboration with Bugeye has got dance-floor written all over it. Actually, you can tell what a good track Don’t Stop is, as a second mix, by Pollonate, aka Robyn Skinner, takes it somewhere else again. It honestly wouldn’t sound out of place on the soundtrack to an Irvine Welsh film or Human Traffic.

It’s not all ‘pumped up’ though. Blue Fire is slowed down by Peter Falconer into a growling and moody piece with cinematic underscore restraining the vocals; Nightlife is given a smokey late-night feel by Dan Lucas; and The MAW Experiment’s mix of On and On has a definite Europop feel, harking back to NEU! and Kraftwerk.

Ready Steady Remix is released in aid of The Magpie Project, a charity supporting women with young children in a housing crisis.

Of the album and the charity, lead vocalist Andrea explains, “Our debut album is very dear to our hearts so being able to explore new possibilities across a number of genres was dead exciting to us. We feel blown away that so many talented people wanted to work with us too. Being able to do this for a Newham charity was very important. Paula and I grew up there. It was, and still is a very poor area, one of the poorest in the UK. We know we’re not going to change the world with just one remix album, but if we can help even a single family sleep safe and sound at night, we will have achieved something incredible”

Preorder the album and single via Bandcamp

For more Bugeye on Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, their website, YouTube and Instagram.

The Magpie Project’s website can be found here, and they are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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All words by Iain Key. See his Author Profile here author’s archive or on Twitter as @iainkey.

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Delay To Road Map Will Decimate Night Time Economy, Leaders Warn

A full announcement from government is expected today (June 14th)...A delay to the current pandemic road map will decimate the night time economy, business leaders have warned. The NTIA - Night Time Industries Association - has reacted to leaked reports that Boris Johnson is set to push back the timeframe for easing pandemic restrictions. Beleaguered businesses could face another four weeks in limbo, a decision that the NTIA say could have devastating consequences. With scientists warning of a third wave it seems that rules could be maintained or toughened, rather than relaxed. Responding to these leaked reports, the NTIA CEO Michael Kill comments: “Night time economy businesses have waited patiently for their opportunity to open for over 15 months, many have not survived, some are on a financial cliff edge, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost, a huge pool of talent has been swept away and others have been left to suffer extreme financial hardship” “We should not underestimate the importance of the 21st June to these businesses, employees, entertainers and freelancers, a day when they should be given back there opportunity to trade, regain their livelihoods, careers, social well being and the day that the Government is due to give culture back to the UK”. “Many of these businesses and individuals have adapted, overcome and survived for an exceptional length of time with the bare bones of support, and have arrived at this opportunity to find that it could be ripped away from them.” “Any delay will drive confidence in the sector to a new low, culminating in workforce leaving the sector, and customers who are starved of social engagement, attending illegal unregulated events in place of businesses that are well operated, licensed and regulated.” “These businesses are overburdened with debt, so any decision to delay will make them heavily reliant on the Government to extend financial support and relief, including additional restriction grants, exclusion from furlough contributions, extension of loan repayment holiday for CBILS/BBS as well as business rates and VAT relief for the next 12 months, not forgetting the £2.6 Billion in commercial rent debt left unresolved.”   “The Government must understand the human impact of this decision, not only considering the public health challenges of the virus but also the people within our sector who are suffering terribly and the real health risks that this represents, given the overwhelming confidence in the vaccination rollout, and the ability for the sector to deliver Covid safe environments.” “Distressed industries cannot continue to be held in limbo, as businesses are left to fall, any decision to delay without clarity on when they can open will leave us no other option but to challenge the Government, standing alongside many other industries who have been locked down or restricted from opening for an extreme length of time, through no fault of their own, and at their own cost.” The NTIA are urging the UK government to extend Restriction Grant for Businesses, Business Rates relief, and improve the insurance for festivals and outdoor events. - - -

Delay To Road Map Will Decimate Night Time Economy, Leaders Warn
A full announcement from government is expected today (June 14th)...

A delay to the current pandemic road map will decimate the night time economy, business leaders have warned.

The NTIA - - has reacted to leaked reports that Boris Johnson is set to push back the timeframe for easing pandemic restrictions.

Beleaguered businesses could face another four weeks in limbo, a decision that the NTIA say could have devastating consequences.

With scientists it seems that rules could be maintained or toughened, rather than relaxed.

Responding to these leaked reports, the NTIA CEO Michael Kill comments:

“Night time economy businesses have waited patiently for their opportunity to open for over 15 months, many have not survived, some are on a financial cliff edge, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost, a huge pool of talent has been swept away and others have been left to suffer extreme financial hardship” “We should not underestimate the importance of the 21st June to these businesses, employees, entertainers and freelancers, a day when they should be given back there opportunity to trade, regain their livelihoods, careers, social well being and the day that the Government is due to give culture back to the UK”.

“Many of these businesses and individuals have adapted, overcome and survived for an exceptional length of time with the bare bones of support, and have arrived at this opportunity to find that it could be ripped away from them.”

“Any delay will drive confidence in the sector to a new low, culminating in workforce leaving the sector, and customers who are starved of social engagement, attending illegal unregulated events in place of businesses that are well operated, licensed and regulated.”

“These businesses are overburdened with debt, so any decision to delay will make them heavily reliant on the Government to extend financial support and relief, including additional restriction grants, exclusion from furlough contributions, extension of loan repayment holiday for CBILS/BBS as well as business rates and VAT relief for the next 12 months, not forgetting the £2.6 Billion in commercial rent debt left unresolved.”  

“The Government must understand the human impact of this decision, not only considering the public health challenges of the virus but also the people within our sector who are suffering terribly and the real health risks that this represents, given the overwhelming confidence in the vaccination rollout, and the ability for the sector to deliver Covid safe environments.”

“Distressed industries cannot continue to be held in limbo, as businesses are left to fall, any decision to delay without clarity on when they can open will leave us no other option but to challenge the Government, standing alongside many other industries who have been locked down or restricted from opening for an extreme length of time, through no fault of their own, and at their own cost.”

The NTIA are urging the UK government to extend Restriction Grant for Businesses, Business Rates relief, and improve the insurance for festivals and outdoor events.

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