The Comeback - Verb
Three years after their return to the stage, Big Sugar are better and busier than ever
Article by Alex J Macpherson
Big Sugar played its final concert at the Shaw conference Centre in Edmonton on December 31, 2001. After a career spanning five studio albums, a slew of immediately recognizable groove-heavy radio singles, and countless blitering live performances, the Toronto-based rock band was ready to move on. For almost a decade its members worked on other projects and with other musicians. But something lingered, long after everbody thought they had seen the last of Big Sugar, and the band reunited in 2010. The following year a re-energized Big Sugar released Revolution Per Minute, the band's first studio album since 2001. Featuring an array of warm reggae grooves shot through with edgy guitar riffs and soaring choruses, as well as a few unexpected guests, Revolution Per Minute captured the Canadian maestros of groove at their intoxicating best - utterly relaces and totally focused.