Brooklyn, NY // May 27th 2014 : The infectious LGBT band formerly known as Sugar Bomb! has moved on – today they are proud to unveil their new name of Manic Pixi. To accompany the exciting fresh start, Manic Pixi have teamed up with HellHound Music to give fans a taste of some of their new music by streaming single “Blue Wine” HERE!
“Blue Wine” is off their upcoming full length titled none other than Sugar Bomb! as tribute to their former name. If you like what you hear via Hellhound, you can get a free download of “Blue Wine” with the purchase of the pre-order along with free downloads of their last two singles “Kiss Me” and “Hangover”. As of TODAY you can pre-order via Bandcamp HERE, which is due to release September 26th via all digital outlets!
“’Blue Wine’ is very unique, in that it isn’t my life story necessarily although I think is captures a lot of feelings I have felt in my life,” said leader singer Kat Hamilton. “It’s a dark and gritty ode to despair, but it’s dramatic lyrics are almost comedic because they are for lack of a better term so emo. We decided to release “Blue Wine” to give people a taste of the versatility of this album.” Although more of a ballad in comparison to previously released singles, “Blue Wine” really allows Kat to unleash her amazing vocal range and soulful inflections.
In regards to their name change, the band said, “We love our brand, our fan base and our music, but we feel that our former name was holding us back from opportunities to grow as a band. Manic Pixi, to us, reflects the same Rock N’ Roll energy that we fight to preserve every day. We hope that our fans will support our decision and trust that this is what is best for releasing our debut album into the world.”
Manic Pixi was founded by frontwoman and songwriter, Kat Hamilton and Drummer, Emmett Ceglia. The two met at Berklee College of Music and have an intense and chaotic chemistry that ignites the music. The band has since rotated through many lineups, but acknowledges that their core is Kat and Emmett.
The songs themselves are the juxtaposition of opposing ideas. Sweet and Sour, Angry and Positive with a hint of lyrical comedy. The most memorable Manic Pixi image is that of Kat Hamilton’s shiny pink pants, which she dons at every show. She says “I only wear the pants onstage, they are what transforms me from Clark Kent into Superman, and every superhero needs some fucking spandex”.