SIOUXSIE SUICIDE is an electronic rock n roll / electropunk / industrial band based near Rushden in Northamptonshire. Their sound is most commonly compared to Ministry and KMFDM, featuring both guitars and electronics over distorted vocals, drum machines and extensive samples.
“An evil concoction of Punk Rock, Industrial Electronics, Pop Culture and Urban Decay”, SIOUXSIE SUICIDE play high octane electronic rock n roll. Preferably with as few chords as possible. Fusing the DIY spirit and attitude of ’77 with 21st century technology. Guitars, synthesisers, samplers and fx racks. In the studio SIOUXSIE is DJ Deadguy, assisted by a revolving lineup for live performances.
In 2004 Scarborough based DJ Deadguy was playing live synthesizers and electronics for FUZZGUN SNIPER and “The SUICIDE SESSIONS” was an occasional solo studio project. In 2005 the project was renamed “SIOUXSIE SUICIDE”, the 3 track DIY demo “TOO MUCH TV?” was released on 16th September and inspired by the live energy of Fuzzgun, Deadguy began looking for other members to take the project from the studio to the live stage. Demo reviews were all favourable and on the 12th October 2006 SIOUXSIE played their first gig at the JOHN PEEL FESTIVAL in Scarborough.
Between 2006 and 2010 a select handful of gigs were played around Yorkshire and the North East supporting other electro punk / industrial bands in the region such as Systemyk, Digicore, Action Directe, Caffeine Kill and Fuzzgun Sniper, whilst Deadguy also played synths as a regular live member in Fuzzgun Sniper and occasionally Action Directe. The live SIOUXSIE lineup was never stable and the band played as either a 4 piece, trio or duo with Deadguy playing bass or rhythm guitar and providing lead or backing vox. Lead guitarist Clint was the only other regular performer.
From 2011 – 2021 Deadguy was AWOL, travelling the world with his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle day job, living in a van down by the river, and all music stopped. Then the dual pleasures of Covid and Brexit forced a change and in December 2021 Deadguy found his old guitar in a storage unit and SS was rebooted and relocated to the midlands…..
In May 2022 SS returned to the stage at Cambridge’s Blue Moon and subsequently played a handfull of low key sets around the region. Now looking for support slots in 2023 with a slot at the Leeds GOTH CITY festival already in the bag…….
DJ Deadguy (songs, electronics, guitar, vox)
Clint (live guitars & razor logo)
2005 – Too Much TV? DIY CDR
2010 – The Suicide Sessions 7/2/10 Promo CDR handed out to gig promoters
2022 – Live in Scarborough. 3 track live recording released via bandcamp and soundcloud for promoters
2022 – Cheaper Than Suicide – digital single available via bandcamp
2023 – Breakin The Law – digital single release scheduled for April 14th
Deadguy is actively looking for new live members in the Northamptonshire area and is looking for support slots for live gigs.
A new promo demo was recorded over Halloween and tracks will be released during 2023, led by the cover version of Breaking the Law first performed at the John Peel Festival back in 2006.
28/3/23 – Firebug, Leicester
15/7/23 – Goth City Festival, Leeds
“…a pretty angry sounding demo from the word go. An evil concoction of Punk Rock, Industrial Electronics, Pop Culture and Urban Decay sums them up pretty well. Ones to watch.” – Unscene Magazine
`Siouxsie Suicide` is the work of DJ Deadguy, a man you wouldn`t want to meet down a dark alley late at night if the cocktail of Atari Teenage Riot gunfire beats, buzzsaw guitars and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult style aggression which makes up opening track `Any Questions?` is anything to go by. The remaining two numbers, EBM track `Just Another Junkie` and the comparatively ambient `Machines` drop the pace enough for those without a gutful of uppers to be in with a chance of keeping up on the dancefloor, yet remain no less menacing for not threatening to induce a heart attack.” – Bubblegum Slut
“…It’s energetic and enjoyable. My biggest regret is I didn’t find this sooner – and biggest criticism that it ends so soon. Be hurrying up with that album lads… ” – TWF
“This Scarborough three piece are not your conventional goth/punk band. No, they are worth attention from a wide audience, here’s why: Opener “Any Questions?” sets the tone for the disk, the band blend clever disco beats and dark vocals to create something catchy and “lively” that would appeal to most on the club scene here, whether it be in York’s own Ziggy’s or The Gallery. It’s accessible and it’s bouncy, the dark vocals do remind of the music’s alternative nature, while also betraying key influences such as “Industrial noise pioneers” Ministry. Second offering, “Just Another Junkie” insights one to their flail limbs madly, and the vocals are a nice touch, a little rough but they compliment the synthetic beats well. It’s “dark and sexy”, and it will make you bob your head, yet you won’t quite know why? And this is the attraction…” Dom Smith, The Talk Mag
“Siouxsie Suicide’s heavy industrial sound may not have been to everyone’s taste; but their cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law” was one of the most unusual sounds of the evening and the kind of song I imagine Peel would have played at the wrong speed.” – Peel Night 2006 review – Dave Wright, BBC North Yorkshire
“Siouxsie Suicide is actually DJ Deadguy who proves his vast knowledge of studio and musical know how with this very well put together three track EP. Sounding like a cross between early Ministry and KMFDM the Scarborough based DJ has something very special indeed with Siouxsie Suicide.” – Insomnia Magazine
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