Suzuki/Method: Native Ep: Primal/Order/808
Ft the single Sherbet https://soundcloud.com/suzukimethod/sherbet
Recently signed to A1(M) Records, Suzuki/Method are Brothers and founders Adam and Glen Leishman, Michael Mathews, David Boyd and Ben Hounslow who came together during the Salford riots to create their debut EP ‘NATIVE’. Produced by David Tolan (Delphic, New Order, Primal Scream) and Jim Spencer (The Doves, The Vaccines, 808 State) the EP is full of melody and replete with swaggering anthemic ‘we dare-you-not-to-dance’ chorus’. Swelling bass lines and cast iron drum beats draped in lush synth textures and jangly guitars provide a pitch perfect soundtrack to Vocalist Adam’s forlorn tale of youth in crisis. It’s this ingredients that makes these industrial dance floor fillers so vitally urgent.
A place where 30 years of dance music culture collides with a wall of screaming guitars and lyrics question and lay blame in equal measure. Crucially however it is the principled and intelligent approach to pop music that make this Salford band so appealing to such a large demographic. Drawing from a diverse palate of influences ranging from Daft Punk to The Smiths (by way of guitar lines that wouldn’t be out of place on a Parliament record) there is something almost Darwinian in their sound selections and arrangements, where in only the strongest hooks make the final cut.
The video for lead single Sherbet was directed by Bafta film maker Pete Travis, (Omagh, Vantage Point, Judge Dredd) who agreed to do so after seeing the band perform at London’s Barfly. Set on the Manchester rooftops, it is a fast paced and beautifully shot affair. The band have received BBC introducing, Amazing radio and XFM airplay and the accompanying video to last single Country Cousins notched up 30,000 video plays in three days on MUZTV and NME TV.
26th September Native in the streets @ Urbis, Urbis Manchester
27th September Salford Festival Live St Phillips Church Salford
6th October Native in the streets LIVE @TBA (secret show) TBA Manchester
12th October Sherbet Video World Premier, DJ set & Live special Guests Black Lion Theatre Salford
19th October Native EP launch Party & special guest Sound Control Manchester
15th November Sherbet Remix Party & Live Set Kings Arms Salford
Recently Louder Than War were offered an exclusive on an interview with Manchester based producer extraordinaire David Tolan of Primal Scream, New Order & Delphic fame about his new project, Suzuki Method, who are about to release their debut EP on 20th October. Suzuki Method first came to our attention when we heard the track Country Cousins by them, released earlier in the year.See video to previous single Country Cousins: http://youtu.be/UAUEYuT_sv8
They’ve been tipped by none other than Clint Boon as “the best live band in Manchester” as well as by Louder Than War’s own Shell Zenner who said of them “Suzuki Method are Salfords finest sons (and) are about to spread their wings and music beyond Greater Manchester” and numerous other music industry insiders as a band to watch out for. The band came together during during the Salford riots & their music is full of melody, hooks & big, punchy, anthemic rhythms, which you’ll be able to judge for yourselves because, adding to the excitement of our having this interview with David we’ve also been given an exclusive stream of a track off the new EP – one which you can find below along with all the details about the EP & tour news. But first, lets hear what David has to say about Suzuki Method. – See more at: http://louderthanwar.com/louder-than-war-talk-to-producer-david-tolan-about-his-latest-project/#sthash.6SfKutAa.dpuf