The Mad Sugars / Bio

Take the dance rock of Franz Ferdinand, the garage grooves of OK Go, the harmonic sensibilities of 60's BritPop -- mix them up in a blender and you have a decadently sweet concoction that would best describe The Mad Sugars.

Growing up in a household filled to the brim with rock and roll from the 60's and 70's, it's only appropriate that frontman Adam Gruss took influence from the bands listed above. Taking up the drums at age 8 and learning the entire Beatles repertoire, Adam was hungry to play in bands from the time he was in junior high, and had an active hand in each band's songwriting process. After appearances at Warped Tour, South by Southwest and CMJ, Adam traded the drum set for a guitar and began writing on his own accord.

Releasing "Save Your Breath / Scene of the Crime" in May 2012, listeners got a preview of the power pop-tinged tunes that marked The Mad Sugars' earliest days. After completing a lineup for live shows in the Fall, Adam began to hone the band's sound to be more gritty and energetic, doing away with the relationship woes documented in earlier songs and opting for stories of the nightlife misadventures of the 20-something male instead. The band's first official EP "Just a Taste," released [date] is just that: a taste of things to come.

Based in New York, currently The Mad Sugars are playing around the New York/New Jersey area as they begin working on their next release, offering audiences more than just a taste in their live shows. After seeing them live, don't be surprised if you'll want to come back for seconds.

General Info

Artist Name
The Mad Sugars
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Active Since
Rock / Dance / BritPop

Contact Info

New York, NY

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