RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW OLDHAM BAND SUGAR CREASE
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Escapism and having something to do in a shed
Introduce the members and your music history
Christian on vocals and bongos, Mick on vocals and stink whistle, Adam on bass and backing, Andy on keys (2 of them) and guitar, Mark on shredding guitar, and Richie on drums. Seasoned musicians, seasoned magicians, seasoned chicken at 200 Norwegian degrees for 23 minutes.
What was life like for you before music?
What was the first song you heard that steered you toward a musical path?
No paths for us, the most exotic flowers are far from established footfall
Where do you think you currently sit in the music industry?
Row S – seat 27. And if you see the concession girl, get us a strawberry ice cream
What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone in the music industry?
Belt it out
Tell us two truths and a lie about you.
Well, one lie we often perpetuate about the band turned out to be true. We’re looking into how that happened
If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?
Everything is just fine, nothing to wish for
Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture?
Nope. Even the most rudimentary thinkers have an innate respect for unabashed idiots
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?If not, why not?
Just one. Orlando Bloom is not a real elf
What was the worst experience on stage?
Forgetting our instruments in Edinburgh… We had them with us, we just forgot they were ours
Tell us something about each member that would surprise people
Richie is a walking carry-on film. Finchy is definitely not Napoleon. Andy is actually a nice guy. Christian found his teeth at the bottom of his garden in 1973. Adam can swim both ways at once when he crosses his eyes. Mick is unable to find a pleasing balance of water and Vimto
What makes you stand out as a band?
We’re not even a real band. This is all just an accident. You’d just be sorry if you didn’t listen to us.
Tell us about your new music
Tropical thunder. Northern whimsy. That’s it. Explaining music is akin to discussing curtain colors with a horse, it’s a waste of your time and it confuses the horse. Just give it listen! Tomorrow!
What was the recording process like?
Disjointed and brimming with laughter. Recordings on phones in a shed turned into setting up a mini studio in the shed, and bringing in different musicians and different instrumentation into the therapy group. Splurging into something we now call ‘that’ll do .
What is the biggest learning curve in writing new tunes?
With each new tune, if anything, we are shedding knowledge. Last session Richie forgot what a drumstick was and played the whole thing with a turkey twizzler. We tried to intervene but couldn’t remember his name.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Nope. Looking back gives you a sore neck
Is there anything you would like to share with the world?
That’s rather grand, the ‘world’… Other than music and a smile (or three) we have zero to offer the folks on the street, be they from Manchester or Manitoba. What we have we love and if you love it half as much as we do then you’ll be shaking in your boots with joy.