Ever since Suicide Generation exploded in London like a dirty bomb blast 18 months ago, they have morphed into various incarnations to quickly become an eagerly devoured proposition in the capital’s hi-energy rock 'n' roll scene with their chaotic and explosive shows; their attack and intent as unpredictable as their sound.
Their debut album “First Suicide” offered a raw, low-fi, blues-punk slab of sleaze; boasting no bass guitar and armed to the teeth with three buzzsaw guitars, slicing up the senses with a visceral energy that channeled like-minded sounds of The Reatards, Pussy Galore, Gun Club and GG Allin.
After signing a two-album deal with Dirty Water Records, and off the back of critical acclaim from the international music press, the band would then notch up two European tours and release a split single with LA’s Black Mambas, elevating their status as young, fast-rising upstarts on everyone's radar. After various line-up changes around the core songwriting partnership of lead singer Sebastian Melmoth and guitarist Vince Sooicide, the band re-enlisted their first drummer Jake Cavemen and took to the studio to begin recording their long-awaited sophomore follow up with notorious knob twiddler, Patrice Picard ( Raw Fun, The Cannibals).
Deploying the finest vintage analog gear, Patrice and the boys bashed out eleven gloriously filthy lo-fi tracks action-packed with high-powered rock 'n' roll numbers like "Rotten Mind" and the hotter and heavier rave-up "You Gonna Burn" with layers of dirt and grime after three days of recording of mixing. The tapes were then handed over to world-famous wizard producer Jim Diamond, who shined them up like a pair of spike-heeled leather boots.
The band recently have completed their latest makeover with the additions of Gema Germen on bass guitar, along with May Mansur on drums, giving the band a boosted sexual re-balance and grounding of their raw and frenetic energy.
These newly reborn punk saboteurs will be hitting the road in support of their latest release in Europe and the US over the next six months. "Last Suicide" is a collection of songs soaked in brashness and swagger turning on ears and an ever keen appetite for unpolished rock ‘n’ roll. Today's Suicide Generation is here and openly ready to slash up your world.
Suicide Generation - "Last Suicide" - Releases 19th October
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October Spanish Tour Dates
19 - Benidorm
20 - Valenicia
21 - Barcelona
22 - Zaragoza
23 - Madrid
24 - Zamora
25 - A Coruna
26 - Pontevedra
27 - Vigo
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 220.127.116.11's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.