How would you describe your music?
Rough, heavy, raw, brutal. Imagine the musical equivalent of an elephant fighting to the death with a pack of hyenas, that gets pretty close.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
I (Elliot) started SUE in September 2016, making terrible demos in my Dads music room. After trying to get a band together for the project and cycling through different line-ups, 2018 was the year it came together. Ashley (guitar) had been with me since the beginning, and was joined by Euan (drums) and later Harry (bass) to form our current line up. Since then we’ve released an EP and an Album, so it’s going well.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Fugazi are the pinnacle of great punk bands, I’m a huge fan of theirs. Nirvana were a big influence too, along with much of the 90’s alt scene. Johnny Cash is also a surprising influence for me, the Man in Black was the first to get me interested in songwriting.
What inspires you?
The darker side of things I guess; misery and despair and all that good stuff.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
I write wherever I can, whenever I can.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
You Don’t Know What’s Going On. It’s the last song in our set, and we go fucking manic when it kicks in.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I would love to support NIN. Downward Spiral is one of my all time favourite albums, and I enjoy pretty much everything they’ve released.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Trash. Absolute fucking trash.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to go on tour yet. But I do have a funny gig story; we were playing at the Flapper in Birmingham, it was the last song and our bassist was rolling around on the floor. I didn’t see him, and while I was singing the final chorus I accidentally stepped on his face. Heel and all.
What are your future plans?
Well our album has just come out so promoting that is a priority for the next month or so, I also want to get the band some shows in other cities to get our name out there. If we could find a label that would be interested in working with us that would be ace too.