Suzie Stapleton + Madam + The Kittens
Australian alternative artist Suzie Stapleton has been captivating audiences with her electric live performances and guitar-driven noir soundscapes since she relocated to London in 2015. She has opened for artists such as Mark Lanegan, Mick Harvey, and Boss Hog and this year appeared as guest vocalist on Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove’s unlikely covers album “Under The Covers” – a continuation of Stapleton’s collaborations with Cypress Grove on The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project.
This will be Stapleton’s very first performance with her band in the capital whose current line up includes Gavin Jay (Jim Jones Revue/The Righteous Mind) on bass, and Jim Macaulay (The Stranglers) on drums.
“Those who complain that there are no musicians with star quality anymore should do themselves a favour and check out Suzie and her band’s live debut as a three-piece at Servant Jazz Quarters in London on January 25th. This is an unmissable opportunity to see one of the most exciting emerging talents on the London scene before she hits the big time – book your tickets now before it sells out” – Louder Than War
Madam is a five-piece London based band, fronted by singer-songwriter and composer Sukie Smith. They create nocturnal, intricate, cinematic soundscapes; songs that are at once confessional and a call to arms. Epic and fragile, melancholic and joyous, Madam play songs of love and death and the human condition.
The band has amassed a loyal legion of fans at home and abroad, showcasing their smoky sound at intimate gigs and packed venues across the UK and Europe.
“Contender for the noir niche occupied by Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)…Madam is a real find!” THE GUARDIAN, 4/5 ****
‘compellingly gritty and haunting’ **** 4/5 Q MAGAZINE
The Kittens are Bryan Michael Mills from Enniskillen and Nick Munro from Edinburgh. They perform songs of love and loss. Their music featured on 2015 Sundance Award Winning movie ‘Slow West’.