Art Pop / Shoegaze

Karma Glider – Sugarcane

by Louise Jaunet

Following on from the Future Fiction EP released in 2023, Sugercane is the first single from the forthcoming Ocean Honey Violence LP (due June 21 via Mothland) from Montreal shoegaze sensation Karma Glider.

Written and recorded with the help of co-producers Adrian Popovich and Joseph Donovan, as well as musicians Jean-Philippe Godbout (drums, additional production) and Matthew Peri (backing vocals), the EP was put together in just a few months. Sugercane explores the various forms of escape into the infinite void, whether it’s the bittersweet sugar you put in your nose, romance, or a lost road.

Inspired by the guitar and synth feedback loops of shoegaze and Britpop bands such as Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3, singer-songwriter Susil Sharma (Heat) shares his thoughts on one’s soul, wandering without a destination, escapism and rock & roll. The video evokes the sense of abandonment and frenzy of a heart beating to the rhythm of a jungle rave where lines accidentally overlap. After opening for Ride (nothing less) at the Fairmount Theatre on 13 May, we’ll have to watch whether Karma Glider continues to play with the cosmic dance of cause and effect.

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