With an intro reminiscent of a radio being stuck between two stations – I appreciate you need to be of an age to get this – Birmingham’s Sue screwed their intentions to the sticking post from the outset! If ever there was a single for disaffected teenagers to throw themselves around their cluttered bedroom, this is it…
Patrick Jones is quoted on the first Manic Street Preachers album: “There is eloquence in screaming.” Sue have taken this as their literal manifesto and are determined to see their agenda is carried forward. These vocals would give banshees cause to consider their chosen career path. The sentiment is one of defiant hope but the medium states otherwise.
The sonic force of the band’s output ensures your fillings rattle involuntarily. Elliot Stone’s guitar riffs fight their way to the front of the chaos. The bass is offered up by Adam Webster as a thunderous threat. And the drummer, Miles Davies, brings up the rear with an arsenal of provocative punches.
Not for everyone but neither is jazz.
I will dance by Sue will be released on the 18th of February.
By: The Swilgate Scuttler