Ever since Suicide Generation exploded in London like a dirty bomb blast, 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 LAs 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 (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 rock 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.
Dirty Water Records