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Gone Sugar Die
Background information
Origin Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie-rock
New wave
Years active 2018–Present
Labels ONErpm
Rough Trade
Associated acts The Bravery
Teenage Wrist
Members Mike Hindert
Patrick McWilliams

Gone Sugar Die is a musical collective created by Mike Hindert of The Bravery and Canadian songwriter Patrick McWilliams. McWilliams met Hindert via e-mail after attempting to be a part of his record label, Merrifield Records. The group also features drummer Anthony Burulcich of The Bravery, as well as producer/guitarist Marshall Gallagher, of Teenage Wrist and 3OH!3. Their sound has been described as synth-punk, cheeky and "dirt-pop"; a homage to Hindert's nickname "Dirt".

In October 2018, the group released a cover of "Days Go By", by Dirty Vegas.

In May 2019, Gone Sugar Die was announced to take part in Canadian Music Week, performing with The Death Set and King Khan. As part of their set, the band covered Deadmau5 single ”I Remember”, as well as the Ramones song "I Wanna Be Sedated".

For the release of their first original single, "Heartbreak Jewelry", the band signed with ONErpm and Rough Trade off-shoot, Revolver. The song and music video, animated by Hindert, premiered June 14, 2019 on Earmilk. It was also announced the single would be followed by an EP titled Blaack Heaart.

The follow-up single, "Candy Is A Heartthrob", was released on August 9, 2019. The song premiered on Rebel Noise, alongside a video directed by McWilliams showcasing the notorious homelessness in Vancouver and the opioid epidemic in the United States.


  • Mike Hindert - Bass
  • Patrick McWilliams - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard


  • Marshall Gallagher - Guitar, Production
  • Anthony Burulcich - Drums



  • "Days Go By" [Dirty Vegas cover] (2018)
  • "Heartbreak Jewelry" (2019)
  • "Candy Is A Heartthrob" (2019)


  • Blaack Heaart (2019)