"Everyone dances because Sugar Fed Leopards whip the crowd into a disco-induced fever. The costumes, the powerful vocals, the synchronised dance moves, sax solo, stage names - Sugar Fed Leopards are a larger-than-life musical cult and everyone drinks their Kool-Aid. We worship at the feet of Steph Brett (aka Sugar Breath); she is our pop saviour."
The Bombay Royale, Sugar Fed Leopards @ Max Watt's review ~ The Music
“One of the things I love about Sugar Fed Leopards is that though they're ostensibly a disco group, the minimal drums / bass / guitar and 3 voices lineup, and the way they use it, makes them feel more like an early sixties rock'n'roll vocal group who stumbled upon the disco rhythm a decade and a half early. This record ('Take You Out Tonight', released April 2017) feels that way too, but it's souped up with lovely layers of saxophone, french horn, synthesiser and strings."
Album of The Week - PBS.FM (3/04/17)
"Sugar Fed Leopards is a prowling six piece whose gratifying grooves compel me to grab a pair of flares. Sugar Breath’s alluring lead, combined with the backing vocals radiate 70s disco funk vibes, while a sexy sax solo cements the groove. The enthused energy of the Leopards will definitely leave you purring for more.”
Tone Deaf (8/03/17)
"You've even got great cardis... Fuck you girls."
Kylie Auldist @ Dungog Festival (20 Oct, 2016)
"Sugar Fed Leopards hail from Melbourne and it’s well worth keeping an eye on them to try and catch them for yourself, even if just for the glitter and sparkle of their costumes. Sugar Fed Leopards were literally just fun to watch! Not to mention very talented, busting some excellent dance moves, and featuring a female drummer and bass player. All things that make up the equation for greatness, made even greater by a member of the crowd busting out some breakdancing."
The Plus Ones (24/03/16)
“Next up were Sugar Fed Leopards… holy shit! I’d never seen them live but had heard – seemingly from everyone I knew – how great they were, but nothing could prepare me for these guys. Lead singer Steph Brett sang with a perpetual smile on her face, maybe because she knew just how good Sugar Fed Leopards are, maybe because the band’s music is just so damn fun. The energy was electric, limbs flew round awkwardly and glasses met their inevitable demise as debauchery riddled the dance floor.”
"Flitting between soul, funk and tropicana, Sugar Fed Leopards take the audience on a smooth ride through the plumes of saccharine ‘60s niche."
The Music (10/05/15)
“Once it came time for Sugar Fed Leopards to take the stage, they wasted no time getting everyone dancing, the groove of their neo-vintage mix of disco and soul instantly hitting the audience’s ‘Sweet Spots’ (yes I did just say that, shut up). The whole band looked spectacular in sequin spangled outfits, and they played quite a few tracks off the new album. Halfway through the set, a disco ghost made its way through the crowd while singers Sugar Breath, Lemona Squeeze and Coco Caramelle disappeared, returning in fresh sparkly outfits to kick off the second half of the set with album opener ‘Ghost of Disco.’
The whole crowd was seriously jumping towards the end of the set, with the energy peaking with ‘Shut Up Your Mouth’ and staying there beyond the end of epic set closer ‘Fresh Jaguar Meat’ and into the start of the three song encore which featured another round of costume changes and a last chance for the audience to dance, which they thoroughly relished. All in all, the Leopards sure know how to put on a show.”
“..this gig is fun and sparkly.”
"Every now and then we come across a band that fills a little part of us we didn't know was missing. A part devoid of sequins and sassy songstresses, not to mention bulging hairdos, swaying hips and room-engulfing smoke machines. Stepping in to meet our needs, Melbourne's Sugar Fed Leopards are bringing the glitz and glamour, and there's a whole lot of musical merriment thrown in for good measure."
Frankie Magazine (20/01/15)
"A few weeks ago Melbourne doo-woppers Sugar Fed Leopards played at The Grand Poobah in town. They were holy freakin awesome. From their pastel-hued silk organza head pieces to their glitzy go-go booted toes – I think I fell a little bit in love with each of the band members.
Their songs had everybody either dancing and twisting or standing there with hearts for eyes."
“..The opening act both nights was six piece band Sugar Fed Leopards. Wearing fabulous leopard print and sequins outfits (with sole male member David Bramble in a gold lame suit), they sounded like a 60s girl group with a mix of songs drawing inspiration from Motown, calypso and disco. Besides having great energy, lovely harmonies and a plethora of different dance moves, they were very entertaining and a lot of fun.”
Beware Late Night Thinking (3/09/14)
"Sugar Fed Leopards is the band too hot to touch. They’ll keep you dancing all night long, and make your morning one of fuzzy memories."
Forte Mag (27/08/14)
"...a sultry six-piece, dressed up in sequins and falling somewhere between disco and soul, giving us a dose of doo-wops and boogaloos, lead singer Steph Brett showing off a very impressive set of pipes."
"The Sugar Fed Leopards see in the evening with amazing sequins, beautiful harmonies and smooth ‘60s lounge music. Featuring tango dancer cameos and a fantastic high energy dance solo by an appropriately dressed lady in a leopard costume, this band are the highlight of the festival. Drop everything you are doing right now just to run out and see these guys play."
101.5 FM - Radio Adelaide (6/05/16)
3RRR FM - Local And/Or General (7/03/16)
FREIES RADIO WÜSTE WELLE – Tübingen, Germany (31/08/15)
SYN.FM - The Hoist (28/08/14)
Subculture Media (27/08/14)
pbsfm.org.au (at 26:00)
PBS.FM - Stone Love w/ Richie1250 (22/08/14)