Remember when Oasis started? Before the tabloids; before the hits, before Loaded, before lad-culture, before the success?

There was a genuine anger and danger about them. That whiff of being suffocated by life. Being suffocated by the grey skies and the non opportunities of reality UK.

The Suzukis have caught this intensity and anger and crossed it with a whole raft of influences.

For sure they make lad rock or whatever you want to call it. They are from small town North West England where the recession has kicked in meaner and harder; they can’t help sounding this fired up! But with their roots in rock they know how to make a big sound.

And they make a big sound”¦ massive!

They also bring ”Ëœthe song’ to the equation and there’s loads of great songs here. These are the anthems that will get lots of people through the next few tough years. Rock n roll doesn’t always have to say anything; you just have to feel it. You hear it and you know. And when you hear The Suzukis you just know. You understand. It’s that nihilism and frustration of living on the fringe. The Sex Pistols had it. The Jesus And Mary Chain had it. Oasis had it.

The Suzukis have it right now and that’s the difference.

The Suzukis single ‘Personal Patrol’ is being released at the end of next week, in the mean time listen to these tunes to get an idea of what the band is about.
The band’s debut album is out in July. It’s called ”ËœThe Suzukis’ (Deltasonic) and it’s the sound of now”¦ the real UK of shit jobs, crap government and decent people trying to survive.

It’s the sound of isolation, frustration and aggravation and the perfect soundtrack to this fractured year.

The Suzukis ‘Are You Happy With Yourself?’ – Released April 2011

The Suzukis ‘Reasons For Leaving’ – Released July 2010

The Suzukis ‘Built In’ – Released March 2010

Album: ‘The Suzukis’ – Released July 11th 2011

Forthcoming Tour dates

The Orwell, Wigan ”“ 17/6/11
The Masque, Liverpool ”“ 2/7/11
Central Station, Wrexham ”“ 6/7/11
The Forum, Sheffield ”“ 13/7/11
The Box, Crewe ”“ 15/7/11
The Roadhouse, Manchester ”“ 16/7/11
Indiescreet, Milton Keynes 20/7/11
The Rhythm Factory, London ”“ 21/7/11
Mad Ferret, Preston ”“ 22/7/11
Cockermouth Rock Festival, Cumbria ”“ 23/7/11
The Laugh Inn, Chester ”“ 26/7/11
Independent, Sunderland ”“ 29/7/11
Leeds Empire, Leeds ”“ 30/7/11
Kendal Calling, Lake District ”“ 31/7/11
Underground Festival, Gloucester ”“ 25/9/11

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. You might just be right there John, first time I’ve heard them but there are some great songs there. Great songs that are full of rage but would still be acceptable for the masses to tune into. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…”

  3. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.


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