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SUPERSUCKERS


***UK & EUROPEAN TOUR CONFIRMED FOLLOWING RAVE REVIEWS OF NEW ‘HOLDIN’ THE BAG’ ALBUM***

  
The mighty Supersuckers have lined up a European and UK tour, in the wake of rave reviews of their highly acclaimed new country – tinged studio album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, released on Steamhammer / SPV at the end of January 2016.

The Supersuckers’ trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hardheaded introspection is reflected throughout ‘Holdin’ The Bag’. The album’s eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band’s longstanding affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997’s landmark ‘Must’ve Been High’ album. Check out the video for the title track here:



Classic Rock’s Ken Mcintyre proclaimed ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ “A country record made by the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the world. And really, we should qualify country here. We’re talking Hank Williams and Johnny Cash here, not Taylor Swift. You know, the real stuff, vintage and dusty and lonesome on the trail. Head sucker Eddie Spaghetti is clearly in his element here, his gravelly delivery and aw-shucks persona the perfect foil for twangy, tears-in-your-beer numbers like ‘That’s How It Gets Done’ and ‘All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down.’ It’s not all drawls and pedal steel though. The Suckers kick up a decent amount of dust on rowdy rug-cutters like ‘Jibber-Jabber’ and ‘Let’s Bounce’. There is also a great, affecting duet with country-punk superstar Lydia Loveless.”

Don’t miss the chance to catch this awesome combo live when they fly in from the States to play the following gigs and festival:-

June 17th LONDON – Islington 02 Academy
July 15th DUBLIN – The Grand Social
July 16th KILLARNEY – The Inec Acoustic Club
July 20th BRISTOL – The Fleece
July 21st MANCHESTER - Club Academy
July 22nd LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
July 23rd MAIDSTONE - Ramblin’ Man Fair

Since their 1992 Sub Pop debut, the Supersuckers have toured relentlessly, sharing stages around the world with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Butthole Surfers, Reverend Horton Heat, New York Dolls, The Dwarves, White Zombie and Nashville Pussy. They have also recorded with Steve Earle, Eddie Vedder, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Willie Nelson, who they also backed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Supersuckers signed to Steamhammer SPV in 2013 to release their ninth studio album, ‘Get The Hell’, in January 2014. Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome reviewed the LP in March 2014’s issue, stating “Supersuckers’ infectiously groovy approach has always combined 50’s rock’n’roll high school naivety with Cheap Trick style 70s hard rock snap and biting punk energy. ‘Get The Hell’ carries on this tradition. Eddie Spaghetti and his gang want people to smirk as they hit the dance floor to ‘Something About You’, ‘Fuck Up’, ‘Bein’ Bad’ and ‘Rock On’. These have the same unpretentious thrust of the Wildhearts, Hellacopters and Turbonegro, but with the flavor of the Rocky Horror Show. Each song is a charming, fumble-in-the-back-seat anthem.”

After the band had finished recording ‘Holdin’ The Bag, Eddie was diagnosed with stage-3 throat cancer, forcing the group to cancel a planned European tour and put all their touring activities on temporary hold while he underwent surgery, radiation treatment and rehab. The band’s friends and fans stepped up in droves to lend support, raising over $57,000 to help pay for his treatment, moving Eddie to state that “It’s really humbling, and it’s great to know that so many people care.”

“If you don’t like ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, then you really don’t like the Supersuckers”, Eddie says. “I really feel like this and ‘Get The Hell’ are the best records we’ve ever made. I feel like, after 25 years, we’re finally getting the hang of this. We’re still that hungry little band that pictures itself being much bigger than it really is.”

Sucked Off! – Roland Hyams on 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
roland@workhardpr.com
www.supersuckers.com

11th May 2016


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SUPERSUCKERS


***Bracing New Country Music Oriented album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ released January 29thon Steamhammer / SPV***

  
“It’s really humbling, and it’s great to know that so many people care,” Supersuckers leader Eddie Spaghetti says of the band’s fans, who have stepped up in droves to lend support following the front man’s recent diagnosis of stage-3 throat cancer. The indefatigable singer/bassist/songwriter’s illness — which coincides with the upcoming release of the Supersuckers’ bracing new studio album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ on January 29th — has forced the band to cancel a planned European tour and put all their touring activities on temporary hold, while Eddie undergoes surgery, radiation treatment and rehab. Meanwhile, the Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund has already raised more than $57,000 to help pay for his treatment, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the group’s fans.

If Eddie has proven anything over the course of the past quarter-century, it’s that he’s one of rock’s most tenacious survivors. The same can be said of the Supersuckers, who over the past 25 years have released more than 20 albums, while maintaining the sort of punishing touring regimen that’s been known to break lesser combos. “We knew that we wanted to come out with something quickly after ‘Get the Hell’,” Eddie recalls. “We had rocked ourselves into oblivion with ‘Get the Hell’, so we were ready for a country break. We had just done a one-off country show, and we enjoyed that so much that it felt natural to start writing country songs. I really felt like I was onto something, and I felt more and more inspired as the process went on. Some of the best songs on the record are some of the last ones I wrote. So by the time we got into the studio, we were in a really good place.”

‘Holdin’ The Bag’ offers a compelling blend of brawny badassery and sensitive songcraft on such memorable originals as the high-lonesome title track, which kicks the album off on a deceptively spooky note, and the rousingly twangy anthems ‘High and Outside’, ‘Man On A Mission’ and ‘Jibber-Jabber’. The album closes on a thoughtful note, with an update of the Hank Williams Jr. standard ‘All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)’, with updated lyrics that refer to such Supersuckers contemporaries as Steve Earle and Lemmy Kilminster of Motörhead. The album sessions also yielded a second cover tune, a spirited reading of the Billy Joe Shaver classic ‘Georgia On A Fast Train’, which will be included as a bonus track on ‘Holdin The Bag’s vinyl edition.



The Supersuckers’ trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hardheaded introspection is reflected throughout ‘Holdin’ The Bag’. The album’s eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band’s longstanding affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997’s landmark ‘Must’ve Been High’ album. In recent years, the Supersuckers have been known to play relatively low-key all-country sets, sometimes under assumed names. “I love the honesty and directness of country, and that’s how we approach it,” Eddie states. “I feel like having the country thing in our back pocket kind of takes the expiration date off the band. It’s way more acceptable for an old guy to be up there singing a country song than it is for an old guy to be up there screaming about the evil powers of rock ’n’ roll.”

The Supersuckers — Eddie on vocals and bass, plus guitarist Marty Chandler and drummer Chris Von Streicher — recorded ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ in Austin, TX, at Ray Benson’s esteemed Bismeaux Studios. They were joined by such kindred spirits as outlaw singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, who’s featured on the rollicking hard-luck tale ‘This Life Would Be a Whole Lot Better’, and acclaimed alt-country songstress Lydia Loveless, who adds her distinctive voice to the bittersweet ‘I Can’t Cry’. Also lending their talents are Asleep at the Wheel fiddler Jason Roberts, Butthole Surfers member Jeff Pinkus, noted neo-honky-tonker Jesse Dayton and Willie Nelson’s longtime harmonica sidekick Mickey Raphael.

Since their 1992 Sub Pop debut, the Supersuckers have toured relentlessly, sharing stages around the world with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Butthole Surfers, Reverend Horton Heat, New York Dolls, The Dwarves, White Zombie and Nashville Pussy. They have also recorded with Steve Earle, Eddie Vedder, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Willie Nelson, who they also backed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Supersuckers signed to Steamhammer SPV in 2013 to release their ninth studio album, ‘Get The Hell’, in January 2014. Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome reviewed the LP in March 2014’s issue, stating “Supersuckers’ infectiously groovy approach has always combined 50’s rock’n’roll high school naivety with Cheap Trick style 70s hard rock snap and biting punk energy. ‘Get The Hell’ carries on this tradition. Eddie Spaghetti and his gang want people to smirk as they hit the dance floor to ‘Something About You’, ‘Fuck Up’, ‘Bein’ Bad’ and ‘Rock On’. These have the same unpretentious thrust of the Wildhearts, Hellacopters and Turbonegro, but with the flavor of the Rocky Horror Show. Each song is a charming, fumble-in-the-back-seat anthem.”

‘Holdin’ The Bag’ will be released as a digipak CD containing an EU Bonus track, as a limited edition of 500 orange coloured 180 gram vinyl, with printed inner sleeves, plus CD in a paper sleeve, and for download.

“If you don’t like ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, then you really don’t like the Supersuckers”, Eddie says. “I really feel like this and ‘Get The Hell’ are the best records we’ve ever made. I feel like, after 25 years, we’re finally getting the hang of this. We’re still that hungry little band that pictures itself being much bigger than it really is.”
Sucked Off! – Roland Hyams on 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
roland@workhardpr.com
www.supersuckers.com

15th December 2015


© Work Hard PR 2015



SUPERSUCKERS


***Brand New Balls-To-The-Wall Blistering Ninth Studio album ‘Get The Hell’ released January 27th on Steamhammer / SPV***

Supersuckers, the self-styled ‘World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band’, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their ninth studio album, ‘Get The Hell’, a blistering return to their punk rock roots, boasting a tightly focused sonic assault of big riffs, catchy hooks and raw, balls-to-the-wall rock’n’roll. Recorded at Willie Nelson's famed Arlyn Studio in Austin, TX and mixed by Dwarves leader Blag Dahlia and Andy Carpenter, ‘Get The Hell’, Supersuckers’ first studio album in 5 years, conjures all the attitude of a band in its prime, kicking out snarling, anthemic choruses over head-bobbing chord progressions.

Opening title track ‘Get the Hell’ fires a warning shot across the bow, with singer Eddie Spaghetti offering his road weary wisdom over the menacing groove of recent addition, drummer Captain Von Streicher (of Throw Rag fame). “You wanna hear about the evil and the wicked things / I’d love to tell you, but I can’t because of what it brings”, before finishing the sentiment in true Supersuckers form, “When you’re staring down the mouth of this unruly beast / You might crap your pants or wet ‘em at the very least.”

On the remainder of ‘Get The Hell’, the Supersuckers spin tales of romantic debauchery (‘High Tonight’), biblically proportioned excess (‘Gluttonous’), hard-boiled obsession (‘Something About You’) and the trials and tribulations of being a total fuck up (‘Fuck Up’). Never one to shy away from a good (and completely unexpected) cover song, the ‘Suckers exhibit their sonic dominance tackling soft rocker’s Depeche Mode’s popular ‘Never Let Me Down Again’.

Since their 1992 Sub Pop debut, the Supersuckers have toured relentlessly, sharing stages around the world with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Butthole Surfers, Reverend Horton Heat, New York Dolls, The Dwarves, White Zombie and Nashville Pussy. They have also recorded with Steve Earle, Eddie Vedder, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Willie Nelson, who they also backed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Eddie Spaghetti:"After many delays and unfortunate setbacks the Supersuckers are happy to announce the arrival of their latest masterpiece, ‘Get The Hell’. This may be a bit blasphemous to say, but we think it is the bands finest work to date. Really, The Supersuckers have no business being this good after all these years! And now, in conjunction with Steamhammer Records, you will be able to hear for yourself exactly what has the band all fired up... 12 solid tracks of unrelenting Supersucker-itis, it's as brutal and as polished as the band has ever sounded. This is the Supersuckers at their meanest, most ferocious, and still at the top of their game in the songwriting department. This record is a juggernaut, front to back, and is guaranteed to be your new favorite record of 2014. So come on and Get The Hell people!"

Sucked Off! – Roland Hyams on 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
roland@workhardpr.com
www.supersuckers.com

18th December 2013


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