Sugarloaf Beach – “Champagne Beach”


Conveying a suavely melodic rock sound, as its title would aptly suggest, “Champagne Beach” is a recent single from Brazilian singer/songwriter Sugarloaf Beach. Based in Melbourne, Sugarloaf Beach infuses elements of surf-rock, dream-pop, and Motown with tropicália and bossa nova rhythmic inspiration. Quaint guitars on “Champagne Beach” meander alongside laid-back vocals and a charming mellotron/organ bolstering, the one-minute mark unveiling a textural expansion coinciding with a mysterious vocal tonal shift. “I’m feeling like a tourist,” the vocals let out prior to a psychedelic synth-laden bridge that rounds the three-minute mark, arriving back into the familiarly gentle waters of the introduction thereafter. “Champagne Beach” is a stylish, hooky success from Sugarloaf Beach.

“Champagne Beach” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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