Susie Soho - Your Way or Not At All
November 25 2011 saw the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland's equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release.
Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as "the kind of band you'd get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild", their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock.
The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen).
Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP's themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste).
Susie Soho's EP features melodies you can't shake from your head, driving guitar riffs and a punchy, in-your-face alternative rock sound. With these excellent tracks in the can, some great live dates in the diary and new material on the way, they are a band to definitely keep an eye on.
For a full list of live dates, including a Whelan's show and a Tower in-store see www.susiesoho.com.