Offering psychedelic twists on rock guitar riffs and attitude that never falls in consistency, Suave Martyrs have released their new single Man About Town – a lurching tale of a night out in Bury that combines the neo-psych of early Stone Roses and the stew of guitars that is best compared to Brian Jonestown Massacre.
With the band’s members being from both sides of the Pennines rock band Suave Martyrs can claim to be one of the best new bands out of Yorkshire and Lancashire. With a long intro more evocative of late 60s psychedelia than modern indie but with the song merging into something more of a 90’s US alt-rock genre, Man About Town gives the immersing effect of listening to an orchestra of 15 rather than the twin guitar reality.
Despite the classic rock instrumentals the track is driven by an almost funk/dance rhythm that makes for a modern twist on genre combinations and puts forward Suave Martyrs in joining the wave of indie-psych bands that have been bursting out onto the UK music scene.
Having already caused a stir by supporting Alan McGuee’s latest prodigies Alias Kid at Manchester’s Deaf Institute, Suave Martyrs are the genre spanning band that should be watched out for this year.