Our love for all things Sportsday Megaphone is well documented on this site, in fact at times I’ve felt slightly like an obsessive stalker, constantly lurking at the fringes of his gigs or finding ourselves sharing bills. Luckily for us rather than reaching for a restraining order Hugh has indulged us with even more of his gorgeous saccharine sweet technicolour synthetic pop.
New single Meet Me In The Middle is out soon and it goes without saying you should buy it, it will brighten up your life by approximately 350%. He has just finished animating the video, one which swiftly switches from ‘AHHHHHH!’ to ‘EWWWWW!’ and as an added bonus we also have a clutch of remixes from the great and good such as fellow day-glo pop futurist David E Sugar, sometime LOAF‘er Vincent Oliver and the infuriatingly young Max Justus for your sampling pleasure.
If that isn’t enough then you can also get your ears around this melancholic pitch perfect cover of Buzzcocks’ painfully good ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have)’. Possibly one of my all time top singles ever, this cover was recorded for Buffet Libre‘s Rewind 2 project, and Hugh has pulled off the not too simple task of covering a stone cold classic and not fucking it up. Handclaps all round as Tony might say.