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REVIEWS FOR 'WE ARE THE PLAGUE'

 

Voted Top 20 Albums of 2020  by Louder Than War

"A dazzling debut album of guitar rock, fused with the primal spirit of blues and gospel... Blending the spirit of Patti Smith and PJ Harvey with the soul of Nick Cave and Mark Lanegan"

 

9/10 - Vive Le Rock

“Rich in texture and exquisitely executed" 

 

MOJO

“Fiery rock poetry, nerve-shredding blues... Dark magnetism” 

 

Classic Rock Magazine

“Beguiling gothic blues soundscapes"

 

Metal Hammer

"Stapleton's sonorous voice, black velvet guitar tone and atmospheric, dense arrangements in combination with great songs make up the irresistible chiaroscuro charm of  We Are The Plague.”

 

The Age/Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

“Darkly hypnotic... guitar playing that would make Jeffrey Lee Pierce proud.”

 

4/5 Rock & Folk (France)

"While fighting for a better future, "We Are The Plague" never ceases to make your head spin."

 

10/10 Full Moon Magazine (Czech Republic)

"Her unusual voice with a hint of hoarseness, combined with a harrowing guitar sound and darkened melodies, brings her a comparison with Tom Waits, Patti Smith and Chelsea Wolfe."

 

BBC Introducing

“Epic... Thalia Zedek jamming with Patti Smith”

 

RPM Online

"The jury’s in, absolutely no doubt this is my LP of the year so far."

APPEARED  IN

Rolling Stone US & Germany / The Guardian/ The Sydney Morning Herald / Guitar World / Vive Le Rock /

Rock & Folk / The Quietus / MOJO / Classic Rock ++

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FEATURE INTERVIEWS

RADIO AIRPLAY

 

UK - BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Resonance FM, Hoxton Radio, Shoreditch Radio, Radio Wigwam, Hardrock Hell Radio ++

 

AUSTRALIA - Double J, PBS FM, RRR FM, 2SER, Edge Radio, 4ZZZ, RTR FM ++

 

GERMANY - Radio Eins, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Byte FM ++

 

FRANCE - RTL2, La Grosse, Allegre FM +

 

OTHER - Chile, Spain, Italy + more

“This is a lady that is simply too good to be ignored. Suzie Stapleton is gonna be huge. You heard it here first...”

- Louder Than War

“Like many of the best singers Stapleton has an unusual voice. Pervading all her singing is a huskiness that approaches Tom Waits territory, but beneath and supporting that is a supremely delicate and precise feel for the moment...like hearing Cat Power at her very best.”
- The AU Review

“You’d need to bandy around names such as Thurston Moore, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Mark Lanegan and Marianne Faithfull… People would get the general idea – yet would still come nowhere close. In fact, what she actually sounds like – more than anything – is Suzie Stapleton. The emerging new wave of assertive and gifted female artists is both urgently needed and one of the few bright spots in an otherwise ever more worrying world."

- Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net

"It’s rare that a new artist comes along who genuinely defies easy description, but this is certainly the case with Stapleton. Her songs seem to inhabit the dark, intense corners of the soul in a manner not dissimilar to Nick Drake or even Elliott Smith, yet Stapleton’s guitar-playing is at once raw and tender, at times evoking the elemental spirit of Link Wray or ‘Sister’ era Sonic Youth... a bright new star in the ascendant."

- Louder Than War

“Striking, black-shrouded songwriting...”

- Clash Music

 
“Yesterday’s Town is haunting as it shuffles in before Suzie’s dominant
and engaging voice and guitar style enters the fray... It ebbs and flows and paints a mental picture of vast frozen landscapes punctuated only by the harsh music of epic gothic proportions... Suzie has toured with Mick Harvey and Mark Lanegan and, on this brief evidence, it won't be long before they're opening for her.”

- Uber Rock

Camden Rocks Festival - Photo by AMP Aaron Thompson Music Photography

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