Five mates from four different parts of the country, The Bugles are a funky punk band bursting onto the music scene. It all started when Blade brothers; Jack and Tom, met Matt Newell at University, forming deep bonds over the King Blues and a love of fried chicken.
Under their previous moniker 'Deaf Poets' they played their first and only gig in late 2015. It was only with the addition of drummer Mohsin Abbas in August 2018 that ‘The Bugles’ really took shape. Since then an intense flurry of gigging, writing and recording has taken place, not to mention the capture of final Bugle Siony Williams on the bass. Highlights of this period include sold out shows in both Bristol and London and the successful release of debut single ‘What’s Happening?’, a track BBC’s Emily Pilbeam described as a ‘belter’.
The Summer of 2019 promises big things. Their Follow up single ‘Give Up’ has been met with an incredible response. ‘Mystic Sons; call it a “gem”, Indie Buddy say “It’s sing along, clap along ready and just fun to its very funky core… one listen to this track and it will be stuck in your head for days”. It also achieved song of the week on ‘Loxley’s Corner: Actual Radio’.
And that’s not all. A follow up single will be dropping in mid July and at the end of August a full EP will be hitting stores. To mark the occasion a number of UK dates have been confirmed. A northern tour of Liverpool, Northwich and Manchester from August 23rd– 25th, kicks things off, before a huge support slot of the legendary Benjamin Zephaniah in Leatherhead on the 31stAugust. September then see’s homecoming shows for a lot of the boys, with Cardiff, Bristol and London shows in the works from September 19th– 21st. They’re coming to a town near you and this bunch of livewires are not to be missed. As Touch FM presenter Liam Fox aptly put it: there is a “big future ahead for the Bugles”.