ONE TO WATCH: Suzie Stapleton

Suzie Stapleton is a London-based songwriter who creates captivating blues-style rock with her moody vocals and passionate guitar playing. She recently made the bold move from Melbourne to England’s capital to work on her full length, debut album; due to be released in the new year.

Stapleton already has an impressive set of existing recordings under her belt, including two EPs – 45 Revelations Per Minute (2009) and Obladi Diablo (2012) – and a track on The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, alongside Cypress Grove, which features artists such as Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, and Thurston Moore (2014).

Despite song titles that echo with paralysis – such as ‘My Cons Are Making A Cripple Out Of Me’ – Stapleton’s clear, powerful voice breaks these repressive chains. When her pain is made audible it’s not sharp or uncomfortable, it’s strong and liberating. On ‘Song Of The Arestian Water’ she sings “you can scream into the darkness, you can dig your knuckles raw” – and it’s this primal perseverance which makes Stapleton’s voice so memorable.

The singer is currently supporting Jim Jones & The Righteous Minds on their 2015 UK tour, which will give her another opportunity to reach fans with her beautiful, boisterous, bluesy voice. Catch them live:

6 Oct – The Boiler Room, Guildford
7 Oct – The Rainbow, Birmingham
8 Oct – Exchange, Bristol
9 Oct – The Waterfront, Norwich
10 Oct – Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent
11 Oct – Sub 89, Reading
12 Oct – Oslo, London 

Kate Crudgington

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears