Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is
Ready Steady by The Sugarettes from the 2007 album Love & Other Perversities on Subroutine Records.
The Sugarettes — no, not Missouri’s state champion baton twirling team — are a four-piece from the Netherlands jump started by Joep van Son. Before the band took shape, van Son had personally put a variety of tracks on tape to which Foam singer, Iskaa, added her expertise. The two singer/guitarists were then joined by drums and bass. The popularity of their Sugarettecity EP caught the band by surprise when it won over critics and put them in the spotlight at home. That success gave them more breathing room to fill out Love & Other Perversities, their full-length debut. According to their MySpace page, the album is
sleazier than an Amsterdam peep show. Never having seen an Amsterdam peep show, I nevertheless like to think that such sass is more than welcome in indie-pop. Fittingly, here’s a video of the band performing