Suspects‘ Thomas Prescott and James May met in 2010 in Southend-on-Sea, and they’ve been causing trouble ever since. Now, as members of the Cool Thing Records family, the pair are channelling their punk behaviour in to more creative endeavours, and their new video for debut track ‘Innocence’ shows the duo looking comfortable in the driver’s seat, steering their sound towards larger audiences.
Directed and edited by Kana Waiwaiku, the video’s slick visuals contrast perfectly with the track’s riotous nature. Suspects’ sound is influenced by the sludge and grit of the pre ‘Nevermind’ Seattle grunge scene, as well as the raw power of the early millennium garage rock scene.They make music “for the dysfunctional underclass that the media wants you to believe exists only in channel 5 shock docs”, and for the kids who’ll take “whatever they can to have fun and escape the drudgery of life”.
Their ambition knows no bounds, as Thomas Prescott reveals: “We want to tour. We want to release vinyl. We want to travel the world. We’ve been in bands before, but neither of us are done and we want to keep going for as long as possible”. If they keep releasing knockout tracks like ‘Innocence’, we reckon Suspects’ will achieve all this and more. The pair are playing at Southend-On-Sea’s Village Green Festival on July 8th, and they’ll be announcing more live dates later in the year.
Watch the video for ‘Innocence’ below, and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
Photo Credit: Kana Waiwaiku