"Ebi Soda drop a major gem with the arrival of their ethereal and electric, dance-inspired album Ugh." – Okayplayer
"Shifting between breakbeats and loping tempos, the quintet beams out melodies like wide smiles." – Bandcamp
"Scorching funk-leaning jazz with plenty of left field influences" – Clash
"Ebi Soda continue to make their mark as one of today’s most forward-thinking new jazz bands." – Twistedsoul
"Lively, frenetic tunes that will work the dancefloor, through to more meditative, cosmic psychedelia. Absolute killer!" – Sounds Of The Universe
"Just fucking cool-sounding... great grooves from a great band yet again." – Jazz Revelations
'Ugh', is a collection of tunes from Ebi Soda's first ventures into professional recording. The band have made sure to carry their DIY-centric identity with them, creating a beautifully-produced record with the band's raw energy still at the forefront. Explosive drum grooves and a heavy-usage of electronic effects characterise the fluid jams we hear on 'Ugh', with the project's opener 'Ecchi' setting the tone straight away as the song moves from upbeat dance-y rhythms to a nightmare-inducing dub soundscape.
The ten-track project was recorded over a year from numerous different sessions, leading it to carry an air of sporadicity to it, with its genre-switching nature leading the band to consider it more of a mixtape than an album. Ebi Soda seek to surprise and alarm listeners with this project.