One of Brightons Brightest Bands, Suzi Island, Take on the 10 Questions
Where did your band name come from?
Matt: We thought up the name after watching a documentary about Micheal Jackson and his ‘Neverland Ranch’ (named after the fictional island from Peter Pan). From that we thought up the concept of our music having a location and being a place you can escape to, and it really just developed from there.
What made you want to get into music?
Hugh: I’ve just always loved writing songs really! I met Matt pretty early on in my life, and we just sort of stuck it out busking, gigging, just playing loads of different places. When we bumped into Carlie it became a no brainer that this was the right thing to do.
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
Carlie: I think the best venue we’ve played so far has to be the Guildford Indie Night at the Star Inn. It was a really intimate gig but the crowd was dancing and all just up for having a good time which made our job easier – it ended up being a lot of fun.
One band/artist you’d love to support?
Hugh: Anyone! Do you know someone? We’ll probably do it. (Radiohead would be quite cool, although I’d probably die a little/a lot)
What’s the greatest love song ever written?
Matt: It may not be widely considered the greatest, but as far as modern love songs go ‘I Luv U’ by The Ordinary Boys has to be up there for me. It’s a really underrated tune that one.
The best album that you’ve heard this year?
Carlie: Ooh thats a difficult one. For me there’s been two strong contenders, either ‘Man of the Woods’ by Justin Timberlake or Kanye West’s ‘ye’. – Listen Here
Most overrated band/artist of all time?
Hugh: Overrated is really tricky! I guess if people are connecting to an artists music then they’re usually doing something right… Can I change this to underrated and answer Milo?! ‘So the flies don’t come’ is kind of incredible.
What was the last song you streamed on Spotify?
Carlie: ‘I Like It’ by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin – we’re all really digging this tune at the moment.
Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for? (Musically not for Criminal Offences)
What do you want to accomplish next as a band?
Hugh: The next huge thing for us is coming next month. We can’t wait to let that out, as it’s going to mean rounding up 2018 pretty perfectly! We’re dying to get onto some festivals for next year – so that’s the goal we’re aiming for by the end of 2019. After that, world domination! …Or maybe we’ll go on holiday.
Just would like to say thanks once again to Suzi Island for taking the 10 Questions on. Make sure you follow them and check out their music!
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