The Sugarplastic are an infectiously catchy pop band. They are often compared to XTC
or Talking Heads
, but their melodies & messages are unlike those spun by any other artist. The Sugarplastic exemplify a Scottish pop sensibility. But remarkably, while you might find yourself bopping around with a huge smile on your face to one of their tunes, you will also notice that these boys manage to convey some pretty dark (or at least serious) ideas. The Sugarplastic still plays weekly at Spaceland in L.A., where many artists (Beck
, for example) got their start.