Let us introduce you to Salford’s indie dance five-piece, Suzuki Method, who are brothers and founders, Adam and Glen Leishman; Michael Mathews; David Boyd; and Ben Hounslow.
The band came together during the Salford riots to create their debut EP ‘Native’, which is produced by David Tolan (Delphic, Primal Scream) and Jim Spencer (The Doves, The Vaccines, New Order)
Mixing up a concoction of classic post punk vocals with some indie swagger, the clear musical influences from the well-known above producers give Suzuki Method their distinctive, yet mature electronic sound. Suzuki Method also cite influences from other such bands as Daft Punk and The Smiths, as can be heard in their anthemic ‘we dare-you-not-to-dance’ screaming guitar lines.
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 preview for the video is at The Black Lion in Manchester on 12 October 2013.
Sherbet’s jangling guitars provide a pitch perfect soundtrack to vocalist Adam’s forlorn tale of youth in crisis:
We are also loving the brand new Swiss Lips remix of Sherbet:
Suzuki Method are tipped for big things, having received BBC introducing, Amazing radio and XFM airplay.
The debut EP is released on 20 October 2013 via A1(M) Records.
Sounds like: Delphic, New Order, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd