“It’s about looking the part and being willing to die for the cause”. SUAVE MARTYRS
Suave Martyrs began as a tale of 2 cities, Manchester and Leeds to be precise.
Prior to 2019 they had consisted of initial members Ben Greenhalgh and Stu Maxwell before guitarist Sam Brunt and Biscuit on drums rounded out the band; the line-up was finally completed with vocalist Brad Miller in 2020.
Melding angular indie guitar, 60s west-coast psychedelia and baggy beats, Suave Martyrs manage to create a whole new groove of their own that evokes the spirit of classic era Madchester with modern twist and a sprinkle of psych.
The band has a bit of live reputation too, with a sell-out gig at Jimmy’s Manchester, a support slot at The Deaf Institute with Alan McGee’s Alias Kid as well as playing to pack crowds at Night People and Manchester Academy 3.
They also did their part for the community attempting to help out Bury F.C. by recording a charity single for the club appearing on Granada reports appealing for support.
But they haven't been resting on their laurels during the world imposed hiatus, instead they cracked on with it and gifted us a livestream in conjunction with We Are Manchester and the lockdown montage Straight A's.
"At its core, the track is taking the piss out of party culture and how everyone talks about saving the world and how much they hate the Tories, but when they sober up they don’t do anything about it. The process started off with the hippies, they smoked so much weed they forgot to actually have the revolution. That same mentality is still out there today. When are we gonna pause the party and actually make the world a better place?"
SUAVE MARTYRS ARE:
Ben Greenhalgh – Guitar/Vocals
Sam Brunt – Guitar/Vocals
Stu Maxwell – Bass
Bradley Miller – Vocals
Biscuit – Drums
"Blending elements of ‘60s West Coast rock, Madchester era indie and psychedelia, the five-piece manage to embody all that makes Manchester what it is, while avoid the pitfalls of swaggering Gallagher-esque clichés." LOUDER THAN WAR 2020