Scott Kara of The New Zealand Herald gave Sugarpills 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "good-time party music" and saying that "You'd have to be a prude, or a killjoy not to want this [the album] banging away at your house."
"Just a Little Bit", the second single from Kids of 88 was first heard on a Glassons NZ television advertisement. The song peaked at number 11 on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart and remained in the chart for 19 weeks.
"Downtown", the third single from Kids of 88 was first heard on radio station The Edge. The song has currently peaked at number 21 on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart and is still currently in the chart.