New band of the day : Suzi Toy ‘former Flesh For Lulu and We Buy Gold members return with glorious filthy rock n roll’
London-based punk’n’roll trio SuziToy have announced a five-date UK tour and the release of their debut single, ‘Gangs’, on 20 July.
Formed in London in 2018 by Ko-Chun Lee [bass/vocals] and Marlon Woods [guitar/vocals] from the ashes of We Buy Gold, and former Flesh For Lulu drummer Bish Bishop, SuziToy find glamour in the dirt and beauty crawling through chaos.cThey are the lipstick smudges in the sodium haze. They are the soundtrack for those flickering moments when the night crawls in and the daylight fades. And they are heading your way
Having honed their craft via a series of incendiary live shows across an increasing number of devastated hometown venues, SuziToy’s rising fanbase has been swelled by feverish word of mouth and breathless enthusiasm.
Capturing this level of excitement in the studio, SuziToy have bottled this lightning bolt in the shape of their self-produced new single, ‘Gangs’, which sees the light of day via all digital download and streaming services. A physical, three-track vinyl EP, backed with ‘Love On The Phone’ and ‘Wake Up’, will follow in the autumn.
“’Gangs’ is our response to the corporate and corrupt powers that enslave the people,” says Bish of the new single. “It’s dark and dangerous, but at the same time you can dance to it. That’s a really potent mix and not for the faint of heart.”
They’re not wrong. Self-produced and recorded at Survival Studios in London, ‘Gangs’ is an aural blast of rage that aims as much for the head as it does for the feet, and is driven by a heart that pumps pure passion and intense self-belief.
Looking ahead to their tour, SuziToy are in an uncompromising mood.
“Be ready for a mind-blowing sonic adventure,” they promise. “These dates are just the first steps of what’s going to be a long journey. And we want you to join us.”
You can heed their call when SuziToy play:
18 – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
19 – Newcastle, The Black Bull
20 – Whitchurch, Percy’s Café Bar
21 – Rotherham, The Trades
26 – London, The Amersham Arms
More dates will be announced soon.