From the moment the guitars frantically wail away at a classic punk style guitar solo in the intro to “Suicide,” it’s clear that London quartet Suicide Generation aren’t pulling any punches. The band are influenced by scuzzed out punks like The Reatards, Pussy Galore and the infamous G.G. Allin.
Today, we have the premiere of their gruesome new video for “Suicide,” a black and white montage of classic horror, spliced with plenty of dancing women and copious nude scenes. The clips are often repeated, giving it a hypnotic quality that is pushed along by the hypercaffeinated garage punk in the background – it feels a bit like a taste of pure evil.
Despite descriptions of their sound making them come off like a bag full of glass shards, there is something undeniably catchy about the combination of frenetic punk riffing from Vince Sooicide and howling lead vocals of Sebastian Melmoth. According to Melmoth, “‘Suicide’ is the beginning of a new era for the band. New band members, new ambitions and the beginning of a collaboration on writing songs with my new partner in crime Vincent.” It’s a righteous introduction to the vicious punk sound they deliver on their nine song LP.
The group formed as a bit of a “fake” band, with members of Atomic Suplex, The Cavemen, Trash Culture filling in slots where other groups had cancelled. Less than a year later they are re-releasing their first album, the aptly titled "First Suicide", on April 13, 2018 on Dirty Water Records.
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.