Interview: SUE

We recently sat down with a bunch of artists from the Rogue PR label, with us being very grateful for the opportunity to interview them all. Our next chat is with Elliot from West Midlands noise rock outfit SUE who told us about their debut album, their influences and the rough and tumble of live performance.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2019 treating you so far?
Very well so far, we released our debut album on the 1st May and had some really good responses to it.

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
So the album is something I’ve been wanting to so for a long time, and a year ago I decided we should just go for it. I think it’s a real special record; I know I’m biased cause I made the ****ing thing but I think it’s worth listening to.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We’re actually sorting out a split EP with some other bands in Birmingham’s music scene, that should be out in October. I’m really excited about it, the theme of the EP is ‘Cosmic Horror’.

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
No tours yet unfortunately, but we have a headline show at the Flapper, Birmingham which should be a great night. The venue is an old rock/metal club, really cool spot.

Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Fugazi and their DIY attitude was a really big influence; I really like their philosophy on punk and the music industry. I find a lot of the practices in the industry really alienating, so it’s nice to find a band that were successful on their own terms.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
I’d recommend Birds in Row’s second album ‘We Already Lost the World’. Great band and the record is ****ing awesome.

Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
I think the band has something unique and special about it; we’ve got a great fusion of melody and aggression in our sound and our love for the band and the music really comes through.

At the last show we did, Harry [SUE’s bassist], jumped into me and knock my legs out. I fell, knocking over a speaker and a mic stand into an audience member, and then jumped off the stage to scream at some of the lovely people who had come to see us.

Any last words for the fans?
Stay out the Top 40 kids, burn the ****er down if you can.