Suck the life is the debut four track EP from the new look Deaf Sirens. They were once a promising acoustic five piece, which at the time I was very impressed with and wanted to see what else they could achieve. With a lot of hard work as well as re-jigging the line up they are now an electric four piece.
The Deaf Sirens have now got more depth to their worth as well as a variety to each one of their tracks. Having seen the band live twice now it looks like they could do really well as each member plays their part in the band, making their performances tight and well rehearsed.
The main strength of Deaf Sirens is that they really look like they are enjoying the music they are making and this comes across in the EP, this may be because everything is still fresh to the new style. The enthusiasm is evident, especially when we at Quenched Music had the honour of watching them play at one of our showcase nights at Factory 251.
Although Deaf Sirens are at the beginning of life as a band in this version, they can supersede previous ideas of what they can accomplish as long as the band keep writing great songs and stay together. I look forward to their future.
In a time when most people are feeling skint and depressed, the best by-product of this is great music being produced and not only is the EP a calling card for the new sound of the band, but it embodies this school of thought.
Suck the life as a stand alone piece is very encouraging in that you can tell there has been a lot of thought and each track although different, runs along the same sound and themes that compliment each other.
‘Get High,’ is clearly the fans favourite and now it is an electric piece it has gained a bit of punch as well as back bone to it. It sounds great on the EP and even better live.
For me it is another track, which steals it on this EP and that is ‘False Promise,’ as it has such a dark allure that speaks through the lyrics from start to finish also it could be seen to represent the recent social climate of feeling betrayed by our elected representatives.
Rant over this has been a great listen and I look forward to more from the Quartet as they have delivered with this debut EP Suck the life.