It’s 2022? What the fuck’s going on?! Siouxsie Suicide is back!
“The Suicide Sessions” was a studio project started by DJ Deadguy in Scarborough 2004. In 2005 the project was renamed “SIOUXSIE SUICIDE” and the 3 track DIY demo “TOO MUCH TV?” was released. Reviews were all favourable and in 2006 Deadguy was asked to play a live set at the JOHN PEEL FESTIVAL in Scarborough. A live band was swiftly assembled and as all acts were expected to play a cover version during their set Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” was chosen as the cover version. The band worked live and between 2006 and 2011 a select handful of live gigs were played around Yorkshire and the North East with a varying SS lineup as a 4 piece, trio or duo supporting other electro punk / industrial bands in the region such as Systemyk, Digicore, Action Directe and Fuzzgun Sniper. Deadguy played either bass or rhythm guitar and lead or backing vox depending on the lineup with lead guitarist Clint being the only other regular performer. From 2012 – 2021 Deadguy lived the rock n roll lifestyle traveling the world with his day job 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 back on track…..
Now relocated to Northampton in 2022 SS plan on releasing new music, developing a new live lineup and getting back on stage once the chaos subsides.
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“…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
Siouxsie Suicide – Too Much TV E.P.
This one was a pleasant little discovery. It’s one of those CDs that finds it way to near
the bottom of the ‘To Review’ pile, but when I did get to it, I wish I’d found it sooner!
It’s a three track E.P. from Scarborough based Siouxsie Suicide. It’s a multi-layered
electronic affair. A nice little cocktail of layered electronic sounds; presented in a
nice up-tempo fashion. It’s very bouncy and I like the deep vocals. Despite me
saying it has layers of electronics, I think there are enough guitars underneath this to
give it a hint of rock. It reminds me a little of The Chaos Engine, but only in the
essence that it’s more electro-rock than electronic and that there are layers of sounds
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 those album lads…(7) TWF Magazine