The Suzan are a Japanese band consisting of four girls who have just grabbed me by the short and curlies, so to speak. they come from Tokyo and they are Saori on Vocals and Guitar; Rie on Guitar and Keyboards, Nico on Drums and Ikue on bass.
I was intrigued that they’d got Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John to produce their album. My ears pricked up further when the small press release mentioned the Violent Femmes and the mighty ESG. And then I heard the new single ‘Home.’ It’s bloody fantastic. It’s aesthetically moorish, I can’t wait to play it again the moment I’ve finished listening to it. Imagine the primal funk of ESG infused with Japanese pop, as hypnotic as an Indian raga. That good. It also reminds me a little of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club circa 1981 (this is meant as high praise).
Their forthcoming album, entitled Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat will be released in the autumn. I’m trying to find somewhere where I can buy their single from, but in the meantime, cheerish this free (legal download). You will want to investigate further, I PROMISE.
Make friends here at their myspace.