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Intro of sorts, this blog is just a look at the past, present & future of the assorted music released by bands & artists in the Philippines & the numerous ones based outside the motherland...from Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Indiepop, Electronica, New Wave, Goth, Punk, etc. Well, some did ask me, why do I have to call it POP...'my music is this and that and it's anything but' you might say...well, click here for the reason. Anyway, turn up the volume!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Into the World of Sugar Hiccup's "Of Tongues and Thoughts"

After 8 long years since their last album...Sugar Hiccup returns with an amazing new lead singer and one great album, "Of Tongues and Thoughts". The band's current line-up is Beatriz Alcala (vocals and rhythm guitars), Czandro Pollack (lead, ambient guitars and vocals), Russell Dacasin (bass) and Mervin Panganiban (drums).
Ethereal, melodic, captivating, mesmerizing, lush are just some of the words fans use in describing Sugar Hiccup's music through the years and with this album, old and new fans won't be disappointed. One part soundtrack, one part dreamlike and most parts lullabies, their sound creates far flung worlds for you to explore and the wall of sound of their music just surrounds you as go from track to track...definitely no fillers on this one.

This 10 track album was just released early 2006 and sees the band back in form...it's like they were just hibernating and laying in wait for the right time to pounce back at the unsuspecting music fans. Unlike their two previous albums which were released under Major Label Sony-BMG Pilipinas, this third output is released independently under Ballyhoo Records. Most songs were sung by Bea and two songs with Czandro as lead singer. They also did new versions of two of their older songs from 1995's Numeric Sampler 502 compilation, "Barn" and the goose-bump inducing, cheerful-sounding, yet very tragic song called "Trust". Although its great to hear the whole album in one sitting, i'm always doing a double or triple take on "Bleed".

For some strange reason, there hasn't been any new updates on their official website and most of the older stuff there has been taken down, but do check it once in awhile and maybe there will be new updates soon. Click
here and bookmark. There is also the recent news that's been circulating that the band and their new lead singer has parted ways, which is quite unfotunate, considering the beauty of this third album...I do hope that they can work things out and make more music even in a studio setting. As I don't deal with the inner workings of band life and all it's politics, let's just support the band and buy this album...and be thankful that this album was even released to the public...please listen...it will take you to several far-off places in your imagination and you'll see colours.

Sugar Hiccup - Of Tongues and Thoughts
(CD / Ballyhoo Records / 2006 / PH)


1. Bleed
2. Echo & Gab
3. Cartwheel Joy
4. Feel
5. ...And Breeze
6. Trust
7. Barn
8. In Fear
9. D.O.T.S.
Una Parola


At June 28, 2006 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sayang.... i was hoping theyd make it to atleast a 5th album. (sigh)

At June 28, 2006 10:07 PM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

hey, everyone thought that Sugar Hiccup was only good for two albums...and they came out with a surprising great third! so let's just wait and see...maybe they'll even make more than five albums...

At June 29, 2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read on their yahoo message board that they have a new vocalist!!! can this be true? she better kick ass and not just do 1 album & then run off!!! hahahha. sabi sa post, watch MTK raw para malaman kung sino na yun bagong vocalist. im praying its melody & shes back in pinas!!! plis plis plis!!!

At June 29, 2006 7:14 PM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

Melody's got her own thing with Stella's Notch which is also great!
Hopefully someone can tape this TV show and post it for fans...maybe through Youtube.com!

More music from Sugar Hiccup is definitely good news!!

At July 20, 2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site. Keep working. Thank you.


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