Sugar Coat

Album stream here:

Interview in Europe’s leading Culture/arts magazine here:

Sugar Coat are a trio from Lewisham who met in hospital. SUGAR QUINN (vox) : PYLON KING (instruments) : BILLY BRENTFORD REEVES (decks/vox)

Pop videos & crits below…


Google ‘Jigsaw Vinyl Sugar Coat NME’ for the story of ‘Me Instead’

“a meticulous blend of song craft, simmering sensuality, high-flown lustre…”
Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror

“..The best British pop group of the  year without a doubt – think an indie London Grammar or a Black Box Recorder for the 21st Century” Andy Rogers, Senior Producer of Live Music at BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra

“Bloomin’ lovely!”
Sean Rowley, ‘All Back To Mine’, BBC Kent

“A lovely tune…. the best record to mention a blanket since Billie Joe Spears”
Gideon Coe of BBC 6Music

“has that happy/sad melancholia I love..epic deamland chamber music..congratulations all”
Ed Harcourt, writing in ‘Classic Pop’ Magazine

“This is lovely! *applause*”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, huge pop star, Strictly Come Dancing Argentine Tango Queen and DJ

“A smart and sharp pop record… charming in every sense of the word…”
Push, Editor of Electronic Sound magazine

“I like this. This is good. Melody and melancholy”
David Quantick, writer, critic, BBC radio entertainer, ‘Emmy’ award-winner

“a languid retro confection”
Holly Johnson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

“Sugar-coated, with a hard centre…. in a sea of mediocrity shines out like a beacon”
Paul Kramer Hit Sheet tastemaker / Freelance A&R guru

“dreamy, sultry… with Sixties inflections – echoes of Dusty … yet a life and spirit of its own” David Bennun, music critic for The Guardian

“Martin Hannett hits Nashville” Ian Button, Death In Vegas/Papernut Cambridge

“Smooth and swaying, with just a pinch of melodrama; more please!”
Rob Mesure, Assistant Editor, MusicOMH

“pop perfection” Gary Crowley, of BBC Radio London

“This record has its hooks in me DAMN YOU!”
Andrew Male, Mojo

“Floaty echo-epic pop with big dreams” Chris Roberts of The Quietus and Q

“sugar-coated it may be, but what’s hidden beneath that sweet shell is purest diamond: sparkling crystal pop, sharp enough to cut glass”
Marc Burrows of The Observer & Drowned in Sound

“I’ve not heard anything quite like this for many years…”
Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2/6 Music

“I LOVE this record. I’d open my show with it IF I HAD ONE!!”
Danny Baker

“simply…really very good”
John Aizlewood, Music Critic, London Evening Standard

“very impressed with Sugar Coat..great singer!”
Dee O’Neill, The Undertones


  • ‘Me Instead’ – some of the editions pictured below.
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  • RADIO: BBC 6Music, BBC Radio London, On Soho Radio (by Weller’s bass player Andy Lewis), Amazing Radio (thanks to Shell Zenner’s Thursday evening show) and on ‘The Other Woman’ on Resonance FM
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